Search Results: "Jeffrey L. Rotman"


BOOK REVIEW

SEA TURTLES by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"For sea turtle facts, this is adequate. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Jam-packed with information and photographs, this ocean adventure falls short of potential due to poor organization and occasional heavy-handedness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY FISH, COUNTRY FISH by Mary M. Cerullo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"This attractive new look at underwater life may inspire diving dreams for both city and country readers. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The familiar contrast between city and country is used to compare the teeming, colorful and diverse world of tropical fishes with the more uniformly colored, less varied and less crowded cold-water world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OCTOPUS by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Those with James Martin's fine Tentacles (1993) on their shelves will still want this one. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The creators of Coral Reef (1996) use captivating science writing and striking full-color photographs to draw readers into the strange underwater world of the octopus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORAL REEF by Mary E. Cerullo
NATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Outstanding. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Science writing that is vivid, precise, and rich in detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOBSTERS by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
All about the crustacean ``called `the gangster of the sea' because it is aggressive and territorial by nature'': its anatomy, life cycle, courtship, and breeding; and about lobstering: its history and lore, trapping, and marketing. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DANGEROUS SEA CREATURES by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Hardly earth-shattering. (glossary, further reading, Web sites, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Oceanographer Cerullo provides a potpourri of odd facts about 25 sea creatures, including lionfish, giant octopus, jellies, stingrays, and tiger sharks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >