Search Results: "Jerry Pournelle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BURNING CITY by Larry Niven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2000

"Vivid and unusual, if sometimes unnervingly similar to Niven's 1997 science fiction outing, Destiny's Road: well worth investigating."
From the authors of several science fiction collaborations (The Gripping Hand, 1992 etc.), a fantasy set in Niven's Magic Goes Away universe, where, in a prehistoric epoch, magic is fading from the world. Read full book review >

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BEOWULF'S CHILDREN by Larry Niven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"But the whole enterpriseintriguing ecology, indistinguishable characters, improbable metabolisms and allis hobbled by committee-style prose and unlikely dialogue."
Sequel to The Legacy of Heorot (1987), in which heroic colonists from Earth battled supercharged alien dinosaurs known as ``grendels.'' On planet Avalon, the children of the original colonists are growing up fast. Read full book review >

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HIGHER EDUCATION by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Fans of the authors' previous works will be glad to know of this first entry in the Jupiter series, but those readers searching for a more expansive role for female space cadets will have to enroll elsewhere. (Fiction. 13+)"
The trajectory of Rick Luban, 16, from high school washout to interplanetary space miner. Read full book review >

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THE GRIPPING HAND by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A good bet to make the Hugo ballot, as well as the bestseller lists."
The much-anticipated sequel to The Mote In God's Eye (1974), which put Niven and Pournelle on the bestseller lists (more recent collaborations: The Legacy of Heorot, with Steven Barnes, 1987; Footfall, 1985). Read full book review >

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JERRY SPINELLI
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Jerry Spinelli first met Ellen Adams 15 years ago in his hometown of Norristown, Pennsylvania. She introduced herself and explained that she too had grown up in town, in fact, just about a mile from where they were standing, in the county jail. Her father had been the warden, so his family had lived in quarters right above the main ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY SALAMI by Jerry Smath
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A fun scrambled story—no baloney. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the owner of Pete's Diner finds an orange, tiger-striped and scrawny cat in his garbage can, he names him Salami, after the cat's favorite food. Read full book review >

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THE UGLY DUCKLING by Jerry Pinkney
adapted by Jerry Pinkney, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Released: March 1, 1999

"A spirited, artistic adaptation, and a welcome addition to the shelves. (Picture book/folklore. 3-9)"
Outstanding illustrations and some new characters make Pinkney's retelling of a familiar tale memorable. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED HEN by Jerry Pinkney
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

In this pointed retelling of the familiar tale, Pinkney expands the cast by giving the industrious title bird a bevy of chicks, plus not three but four indolent animal neighbors, all of which are drawn naturalistically and to scale in big, comical farmyard watercolors. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A masterful, bittersweet recognition of coming-of-age. (Fiction. 10-13, adult)"
If childhood were a place…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EGGS by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Elegant and memorable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It started with eggs—nine-year-old David on his way to an Easter egg hunt with his grandmother, 13-year-old Primrose living in an old Dodge van egged by local teenagers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Kids will be drawn into the drama of the historic event and may be enticed into starry dreams of their own by closing glimpses of planned near-future expeditions to the Moon and to Mars. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Designed to resemble a big, glossy scrapbook, this eye-catching addition to the flurry of titles commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing features spreads crammed with period photos, transcripts, ephemera, NASA documents and publications, timelines and artist's renditions—plus a sticker, detachable pictures, numerous flaps to lift and, inset into the silver front cover, a riveting, five-facet lenticular painting of an Apollo 11 astronaut on the lunar surface. Read full book review >

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MILKWEED by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Stunning. (Fiction. 9-14)"
When the reader first meets the narrator of this tale, he knows himself only as "Stopthief." Read full book review >