Search Results: "John Farmer"


BOOK REVIEW

FARMER DOOGIE by Peter Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

Farmer Doogie is a good and handy—and busy soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"An important systematic brief on how an elaborately constructed national-defense system was penetrated, and why lessons of that day for disaster response remain dimly understood."
Senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission Farmer presents a dismaying catalogue of incompetence and dissembling before and after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER BOY by Garth Williams
Released: Oct. 1, 1933

"The story of a vanishing phase of American life, with delightful illustrations by Helen Sewell."
A juvenile AS THE EARTH TURNS. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER HAM by Alec Sillifant
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Spoor's paintings find great variety and humor in his bird villains, and young listeners should take great pleasure in anticipating the ending. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With the noisy crows growing in number and audacity, what can a farmer do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER DUCK by Martin Waddell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"MPQUOTEPAGECOUNT 58): a book with all the marks of a nursery classic. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A faithful duck labors while the indolent farmer lazes in bed, eating candy and occasionally inquiring, "How goes the work?"—to which the duck replies, "Quack!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY THE FARMER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Steady and bright, this will appeal to toddlers looking for comfort, not thrills. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cartoonlike hamster named Stanley and two other small mammals demonstrate the steps used to plant, maintain and harvest wheat at a typical commercial farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINNIE FINN, WORM FARMER by Carol Brendler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 7, 2009

"An author's note includes directions for creating a worm farm and sources. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Winnie Finn, worm farmer extraordinaire, would love to win a prize at the annual county fair, so she can buy herself a new wagon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER GEORGE AND THE SNOWSTORM by Nick Ward
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"The story has its moments of staggering sweetness, but the genial atmosphere of cooperation and rhythms of farm life strike elemental chords. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Avuncular and appealing, Farmer George—along with his wife, Dotty, and the company of animals that populate his quaint English farm—once again rise to the challenge presented by life in the countryside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER JOHN'S TRACTOR by Sally Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Great for 'rusty yet trusty' grandparents to read to adoring grandchildren. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Farmer John and his rusty (yet trusty) tractor come to the rescue when more conventional vehicles fall short. Read full book review >