Search Results: "John Long"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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BOOKS I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN JUNE 2017
by Leila Roy

Here we are, at the beginning of summer! (Well, supposedly we’re at the beginning of summer—it’s been cold enough here in Maine that we’re still making fires!)

Anyway! Here are a few of the books I’m looking forward to this month:

Saints and Misfits, by S.K. Ali

This book is easily—EASILY—at the top of my June Want List. I’ve ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OTIS AND THE PUPPY by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Fans of Otis will not be disappointed with the satisfying ending that results in a creative solution and a most happy reunion. Seek this out—'game on!' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lovable Otis the tractor is back for a third adventure, in which he overcomes his fear to help out a new canine friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONTEST by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A giggle-inducing romp about making mud while the sun shines. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Scribbles and Ink fumble a contest entry, with amusing results. Read full book review >

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PIG HAS A PLAN by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Proving even pooped piggies are ready to party, this will make children want to join in. (Early reader. 4-7)"
A noisy barnyard is no place for a nap! Read full book review >

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CHAMELIA by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 2011

"Readers might remark that Chamelia's immediate willingness to step out of the spotlight seems out of character, but then again, she is one unique lizard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A headstrong little chameleon enjoys bucking the crowd until she learns moderation. Read full book review >

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OTIS AND THE TORNADO by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Technically accomplished art plus uncomplicated characters, plot and theme (depressingly timely) add up to a likely crowd pleaser. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The Little Tractor That Could introduced in Otis (2009) gets another chance to shine when a violent weather event requires a daring rescue. Read full book review >