Search Results: "Joanne Bertin"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON AND PHOENIX by Joanne Bertin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 13, 1999

"Ho-hum."
Dragon And Phoenix ($25.95; Dec. 13; 544pp.; 0-312-86430-2). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARD'S OATH by Joanne Bertin
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"A little more moral nuance and even pacing would have enhanced this otherwise welcome return to epic fantasy."
The long-awaited follow-up to The Last Dragonlord (1998) and Dragon and Phoenix (1999) does not, actually, have very much to do with dragons or Dragonlords until the climax. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

123 NYC by Joanne Dugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Locations for each picture are specified in the endnotes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dugan revisits the streets and skyscrapers of New York City for this follow-up photo essay to ABC/NYC (2005), pairing color shots of painted or sculpted numbers from one to 20, with black-and-white views of clocks, children, wheels, architectural details, bagels, bridges and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

Young readers lucky enough to encounter both this book and Mordecai Gerstein's What Charlie Heard (2002) may never again hear the sounds of the world around them in quite the same way—they may be listening for music. Read full book review >

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YUM! YUM!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"The clever way the rhymes are tied together makes this collection stand out above the rest—'Yum, yum,' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Classic nursery rhymes with food themes are the focus of this delightful compilation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIGRATION NATION by Joanne O'Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Budding biologists who have taken first steps with the likes of Marianne Bertes' Going Home: The Mysteries of Animal Migration, illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio (2010), will find themselves drawn further down that road. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
O'Sullivan invites readers to join North American animals who regularly take to the "Herptile Highway," the "Polar Bear Parkway," "Bison Boulevard," or "Salmon Street." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIVE LIVES OF OUR CAT ZOOK by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Another emotionally satisfying outing from Rocklin; hanky recommended. (Fiction. 8-12)"
All cats have nine lives, especially those with 26 toes, right? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE WING by Joanne Horniman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"As a stand-alone novel this works well, but is even more effective when paired with the companion work. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This companion work to Mahalia (2004) presents the story of infant Mahalia's mother, where its predecessor chronicled her father's struggles with teen parenthood. Read full book review >

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MAHALIA by Joanne Horniman
FICTION
Released: April 8, 2003

"A refreshingly honest addition to the lean offerings depicting teen dads. (Fiction. YA)"
In this Australian take on a teen-Dad-raising-a-baby story, newcomer Horniman offers readers a more literary and more emotional recounting than Margaret Bechard's Hanging on to Max (2002). Read full book review >