Search Results: "Jeanette Canyon"


BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE OCEAN by Marianne Berkes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Backmatter includes music and lyrics, further information about each animal, and an artists' note explaining how the illustrations were created. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eye-popping artwork is the star of the show in Berkes's lively, oceanic counting book, based on the classic children's song Over in the Meadow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANYON by Michael Ghiglieri
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1992

"Though Ghiglieri's enthusiasm and concern for the Canyon and its future are obvious throughout, his workmanlike prose may serve less to transport readers than to inspire potential adventurers to join him there. (Map.)"
Ghiglieri—ecologist, white-water guide, author of East of the Mountains of the Moon (1988)—provides a mile-by-mile tour of the wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River—a grab-bag of the sort of historical, geological, political, and anecdotal tidbits he apparently offers his white-watering guests, and a definitive source book for those who decide to take the challenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY BEATS by S. Kelly Rammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"EWSLUGp2004, this flight will send young audiences fluttering and spinning through their own urban visions. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Constructed from zillions of small polymer clay pellets in every imaginable hue, Canyon's illustrations create dizzying, very close-up, pigeon's-eye city views for which Rammell's short, similarly semi-abstract verses provide well-tuned accompaniment. Read full book review >

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COUGAR CANYON by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2002

A restless 13-year-old searches for her destiny, and finds a cougar. Read full book review >

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MUSTANG CANYON by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"One could only hope one day to see a herd of Mustangs in the wild, pounding resolutely to their own purpose, and that longing will start here for many young imaginations. (afterword, glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
There are still wild horses roaming what was the Old West thanks to a wise Congress that in 1971 passed a law to protect them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAND CANYON by Linda Vieira
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A good general introduction to the subject. (chart, chronology, index) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The team behind The Ever-Living Tree (1994) takes readers on a simulated five-hour pack-mule trip from rim to floor of the Grand Canyon—through millions of years of geological deposits- -and acquaints them with the ecology of the chasm carved by the Colorado River. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACKER'S CANYON by Pam Withers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Casting a mentally ill character as the villain sounds an unsatisfactory note in an otherwise easy, fast-paced adventure/mystery. (Mystery. 12-16)"
Tristan enters British Columbia's Swallow Canyon on an expedition feeling a mix of trepidation and excitement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAND CANYON by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Less a systematic tour of the Grand Canyon than a visual and verbal appreciation of its large- scale and small-scale beauties, this will delight young armchair travelers and naturalists. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The fruit of a 12-day visit to the Grand Canyon, Minor goes solo in this departure from his usual meticulously detailed art for an album of watercolor sketches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"As an exercise in self-exploration, it isn't much; but, as a trip down a challenging river, it's quite good."
Hoping "to resolve the unresolvable questions of my life,— McCairen became the first woman since the 1950s to make a solo raft trip down the Grand Canyon, coursing the Colorado River from northern Arizona to Lake Mead in 25 days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKELETON CANYON by J.A. Jance
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Most of the sitcom-shaped intrigues are so lightweight that the homicidal complications seem to have been airlifted in from Jance's tougher, stronger J.P. Beaumont series (Name Withheld, etc.)."
A year after they played Romeo and Juliet at summer camp, recent Bisbee High grads Brianna O'Brien and Ignacio Ybarra are at it again, this time for real. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE JUNGLE by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2013

"Rich with learning experiences, Berkes' book elegantly combines art, reading, counting and music with the natural sciences. (iPad informational app. 3-8)"
Based on Berkes and Canyon's 2007 book, this new interactive counting and sing-along app is a snazzy introduction to the fauna of the rain forest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH CANYON by David Riley Bertsch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Bertsch's debut, the first in a planned series, features an interesting premise, a stunning location, a protagonist with plenty of room for future growth, and the obligatory sex scenes but it never cranks up to the tension found in the most thrilling thrillers."
Are you attached to Jackson Hole, Wyo.? Its peaceful beauty is being destroyed by the evil machinations of a shadowy group. Read full book review >