Search Results: "Jeffrey Kluger"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An entertaining book of popular psychology."
Time editor at large Kluger (The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us, 2011, etc.) reveals recent scientific findings and age-old chestnuts about every possible breed of narcissist. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM STONE by Jeffrey Kluger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Young readers will feel for Lillie and not be comforted by hope in magical African stones and bread baking. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Lillie has lived her whole life in slavery on the Greenfog plantation in South Carolina. Read full book review >

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JEFFREY STRANGEWAYS by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Murphy's adept pen drawings add a lot to the fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of The Worst Witch (1974) tells a funny story about a medieval 11-year-old whose rescue of the local knight- errant is the result of slapstick-style good luck. Read full book review >

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<i>APOLLO 8</i> by Jeffrey Kluger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"An enjoyable retelling of one of the momentous American achievements that made the moon landing possible."
How NASA defeated the Soviets in the space race by becoming the first country to send three astronauts on a flight to the moon despite what might have been a disastrous setback. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Moderately entertaining airplane fare—in the Malcolm Gladwell school of explaining the world as it is, but without the flair."
A middling book of pop science that attempts to explain why we so often see complex events as simple phenomena, and vice versa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2007

"A noble effort, but may struggle to find an audience. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A one-footed ex-thief and a homeless orphan with a ruined hand figure prominently in this ambitious tale of a town that unites to rebuild a clipper ship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An entertaining, enlightening and helpful handbook for familial relations from an author who's been through them all."
An in-depth exploration of the bonds between siblings and their surprisingly large influence on how we develop. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Scientific triumph by a medical hero, described with admiration and lucidity. (Photos, not seen)"
A mighty medical event occurred half a century ago, when the curse of polio—of youthful paralysis and suffocating death—was conquered. It was then that the vaccine developed by Dr. Salk was pronounced safe and effective and mass inoculations began. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"Lovell and Kluger recapture—and rekindle—our sense of awe and wonder at manned space flight. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
In another of this year's lunar memorial volumes, Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, vividly recalls that nearly disastrous moon mission in superb, measured, dramatic prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SONG FOR JEFFREY by Constance M. Foland
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For sheer tear-jerking, this is not up to Lurlene McDaniel's formulaic novels, but it has rewarding moments. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a loving, occasionally sentimental story, Dodie is having a hard year: her parents are separated, and heading for divorce; her older brother, once a comrade, now finds her useless; her hopes for the school talent show are squashed by a disastrous tryout; and there is no one her age in the neighborhood. Read full book review >