Search Results: "Joel Ito"


BOOK REVIEW

BILLY JOEL by Mark Bego
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Plenty of factoids and musical insight about our Piano Man, but at the end of this catty biography, Billy Joel is still The Stranger."
The book that millions of fans have pined for…sort of. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A tidy synthesis, but not so insightful that it can succeed without the horse's mouth. (30 b&w photos)"
Though top-heavy on the business side, this look at pop idol Billy Joel pulls together many aspects of his life, even if they fail to cohere fully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE HUMAN BODY by Aron Bruhn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

This survey of body systems tries too hard for a broad audience, mixing paragraphs of lines like, "Without bones we would just be bags of goop," printed in slightly larger type, with brief but specific discussions of osteoblasts, myofibrils, peristalsis and like parts and functions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2016

"Though a balanced, objective study of the case would be useful and illuminating, Grumet does provide a readable look at the nitty-gritty of New York's political machine."
Post-mortem of an unusual Supreme Court case regarding the separation of church and state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY AND THE WOODEN BOWL by Alan Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"It's hard to believe that a story of a girl with a bowl on her head could have the credibility, and power, shown here. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
On her deathbed, Lily's grandmother extracts from her a pretty wild vow: to wear a lacquered bowl upon her head to protect her innocence from all men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHIPLASH by Joi Ito
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"This exhilarating and authoritative book actually makes sense of our incredibly fast-paced, high-tech society. A standout among titles on technology and innovation, it will repay reading—and rereading—by leaders in all fields."
Two cybergurus offer a "user's manual to the twenty-first century." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOJOFU by Michael P. Waite
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Waite and Ito have created a book that will be read and reread often, not only because of its felicitous blend of words and pictures, but also because children will readily identify with the dog who works so hard to make an adult listen. (Picture book/folklore. 5+)"
Based, according to the author's note, on a Japanese folktale from a medieval scroll, this story features Jojofu (or ``Heroine''), the ``bravest and smartest hunting dog in the land.'' Jojofu is the young Takumi's favorite among his many dogs, all of whom he loves ``as if they were his own children.'' Even though it looks as if Jojofu is leading him into danger, she is actually saving him: from a landslide, a misstep off a mist-shrouded cliff, and the jaws of a serpent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE ON THE ROAD by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers will be perfectly happy just to be on the ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie are at it again in this entertaining sequel to their eponymous debut (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACE TO FACE WITH GRIZZLIES by Joel Sartore
ANIMALS
Released: May 8, 2007

"A glossy picture essay that young nature fans will enjoy browsing. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Tracking grizzlies from Alaska to the Rocky Mountains, a frequent National Geographic photographer, in a first book for children, gives young readers a first-hand account of daily life of these huge endangered mammals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SILVER CHARM by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"The atmospheric watercolors beautifully convey a sense of the traditional culture of the Ainu people. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another folktale adaptation from that master of the form, this one originates with the indigenous people of the island of Hokkaido, Japan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2007

"Fanciful fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a little boy encounters a fantastical creature, he uses his imagination to keep his new friend entertained. Read full book review >