Search Results: "John H. Long"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HERITAGE OF YAWNOGARD by John H. Long
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 17, 2009

"A beguiling, imaginative piece of whimsy."
What every kid longs for—the acquisition of a pet dragon—sparks a quest to save a dying world in this sprightly fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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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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JOSEFINA'S SIN by Claudia H.  Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Although inspired by the historical Sor Juana, whose crusade for the education of women antagonized the Church, this novel has less lofty aspirations."
A country wife is ensnared by court intrigue and sexual imbroglios in 17th-century Mexico. Read full book review >

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MUD BOOK by John Cage
Kirkus Star
by John Cage, illustrated by Lois Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Multigenerational mess makers will delight in this little book and the messes it encourages. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This petite publication takes mud pies seriously. Read full book review >

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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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5 MORE SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS JUMPING ON THE HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION TRAIN
by John DeNardo

One of the great thrills of being a book lover is seeing your favorite book getting adapted for television and film. Hollywood routinely mines the pages of books for story ideas with increasing frequency. As well they should! The pages of science fiction books contain some of the most well-thought-out ideas of storytelling. Check out these books, which might be ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"Lively and intriguing."
Long (Cognitive Science and Biology/Vassar Coll.) traces his path from a doctoral student studying the evolution of fish vertebrae to his present position as director Vassar's Interdisciplinary Robotics Laboratory. Read full book review >

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FENWAY FEVER by John H. Ritter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2012

"A surefire winner, full of energy and wonder. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Beneath "all the festivity and hooplicity" for the 100th anniversary of Boston's Fenway Park looms a calamity no one seems to notice, but a 12-year-old fan and an oddball starting pitcher step up to the plate. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BASEBALL MOON by John H. Ritter
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Three of 'Andy's' songs are added as a special gift at the end of this truly remarkable work. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Andres Ramos has an incredible musical talent that takes the best of jazz, rock, salsa and hip-hop and fuses it into something that is unique and pure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"More than a deft account of some some intriguing spy stories, Waller's history reminds us how crucial intelligence operations were to the war in Europe and to the Allies' ultimate success."
Outdoing the best spy fiction, former CIA inspector general Waller (Beyond the Khyber Pass, 1990, etc.) tells a series of riveting stories about the hidden war between the Germans and the Allies in WW II. Read full book review >