Search Results: "John Kerr"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"At its worst moments, the book smells like a political pitch for the 2000 presidential race; at its best, it is a bold call to arms that Americans should not miss."
From one of the nation's top experts on international crime, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), comes a fascinating overview of the newest generation of criminals and crimes that threaten America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1993

"More attentive to Jung's side of the equation, perhaps, but still a neat, substantial piece of psychoanalytic puzzle-solving, provocative and eminently readable."
A solid new interpretation of the short-lived but oft-analyzed collaboration between Freud and Jung, in which the mysterious Sabina Spielrein figures prominently. 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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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ONE NIGHT IN THE ZOO by Judith Kerr
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A fun-filled selection, great for home and for the classroom. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bright, cheerful rhymes and soft, witty illustrations tell the story of a most curious night at the zoo while presenting the numbers one to ten in this smart and silly counting book. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MOG by Judith Kerr
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2003

"Kerr's understated humor and cheery, cartoon-like illustrations make the mood more sweet than sentimental or frightening. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Readers who remember Mog from Kerr's long popular and recently reissued Mog the Forgetful Cat will be both happy and sad to see this final episode in the long series by the British author/illustrator. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER GOOSE by Judith Kerr
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"New readers will be able to 'read' the pictures, without ever knowing a word. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kerr, author of the beloved Mog books, uses soft, colored pencils and a Mother Goose-meets-The Ugly Duckling story to weave an uneven tale about a lonely goose in search of a mate. Read full book review >

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UPCOMING SCIFI AND FANTASY FILMS TAKE A PAGE FROM BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Over the years, Filmmakers have increasingly turned to the pages of books to find their Next Big Hit, and they're not coming up empty handed. Here's a roundup of the latest science fiction and fantasy books that have attracted Hollywood's attention enough to purchase filming rights and will hopefully be making their way to film.

The Wizards ...


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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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