Search Results: "John Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BALL by John Fox
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"The conclusions don't surprise, but crackerjack reporting crackles throughout."
An anthropologist and freelance journalist debuts with a peripatetic analysis of our ball games—where they came from, how they evolved and why we love them. Read full book review >

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LARRY GETS LOST IN WASHINGTON, DC by John Skewes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A few standard-issue facts shoveled into a quick dog's-eye view of the Smithsonian and environs do not an effective tour make. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The compulsively errant pooch's latest touristic ramble takes him around the National Mall. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EAGER by Helen Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2004

"While Eager's adventure isn't thrilling, his discoveries about life, formed through amusing conversations with virtual reality Socrates, are thought-provoking. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
The Jetsons in a lightweight dystopia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAGER’S NEPHEW by Helen Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Compelling mysteries resolve far too quickly, leaving a sadly flat conclusion to an otherwise cute adventure. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
Twenty years have passed since Eager's last adventure among humans, and self-aware robots have long been outlawed. Read full book review >

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BATHTIME PIGGYWIGGY by Christyan Fox
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"The oversized text, simple, crayon-drawn forms, and saturated colors give this plenty of visual appeal, and even children able to navigate the relatively challenging vocabulary will enjoy diving into PiggyWiggy's mini-adventures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Operating on the principle that it's never too soon to form career plans, this primer introduces a porcine post-toddler for whom bath time offers a chance to dream about water-related occupations, from deep-sea diver and submarine captain to long-distance swimmer, or maybe champion surfer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST GIRLS by Laurie Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Overwrought, overwritten, unpersuasive."
A great concept—why women fall for Peter Pans who never grow up—with a less than great delivery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

"Unconventional, challenging, sometimes even warm and funny."
A young feminist pulls no punches in her examination of motherhood. Read full book review >