Search Results: "John Micklethwait"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2009

"A meaningful contribution to the ongoing conversation about the place of faith in modern life."
Contrasting the European model of religion (in continual decline) with the American (in continual surge), the authors find that the U.S. model is winning worldwide. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2014

"A different, provocative view of the challenge emerging in Asia."
Micklethwait and Wooldridge (co-authors: God Is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World, 2009, etc.), editor in chief and management editor, respectively, of the Economist, anticipate a coming revolution in methods of government on par with the emergence of the welfare state after World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

"An entertaining and even charming excursion in business history, largely unburdened by formulas and numbers but full of debate-stirring data all the same."
Is the corporation a soulless and soul-killing construct, an instrument of unmitigated evil, as Genoese streetfighters and latter-day Naderites are wont to argue? Not necessarily—and not even usually—write two Economist reporters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SPY A LION by Lucy Micklethwait
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Brilliant, beautiful, and fun. (Nonfiction/Picture book. All ages)"
Micklethwait continues in her ``I Spy'' tradition (I Spy Two Eyes, 1993, etc.) in this latest game of looking at art. Read full book review >

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I SPY TWO EYES by Lucy Micklethwait
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Excellent color reproduction; artists' dates and dates and provenance of paintings given in endnotes. (Picture book. 4+)"
Companion to I Spy: An Alphabet in Art (1992): an unusual counting book in which objects are ``spied'' in 19 fine paintings (mostly Western) and one woodblock print, by artists ranging from Botticelli to Robert Indiana. Read full book review >

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I SPY by Lucy Micklethwait
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"An unusual and effective approach to familiarizing young children with art. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
A childhood game becomes an unusual alphabet book: readers are challenged to search fine paintings (their dates ranging from a 15th-century illuminated book to a 1967 painting by David Hockney; all but one from Western art), exquisitely reproduced, for ``something beginning with'' successive letters: a task leading naturally to examination of the entire painting and naming many things within it. Read full book review >

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I SPY A FREIGHT TRAIN by Lucy Micklethwait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Like the others in Micklethwait's I Spy series, this is a book of myriad charms that engages readers on multiple levels; it's a refreshing change from Where's Waldo? and other titles of that ilk. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Who has not played, as children and with children, the game of ``I spy?'' Micklethwait (I Spy a Lion, 1994, etc.) once again turns that game into an enthralling search into the heart of paintings. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S BOOK OF PLAY IN ART by Lucy Micklethwait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1996

"The stories behind the paintings are included, but the message is that what readers see in a painting has validity, that art need not be an elite subject. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
As is true of her previous books, Micklethwait (I Spy a Freight Train, p. 902, etc.) begins with the premise that art is accessible to everyone. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S BOOK OF ART by Lucy Micklethwait
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A delightful, mind-expanding book. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2+)"
An enchanting alternative to Scarry's clumsily drawn ``Word Books'': an author whose specialty is introducing children to fine art (I Spy: An Alphabet in Art, 1992) presents almost 30 popular topics (including family, pets, action words, shapes, opposites, seasons, faces, ways to travel, ``A Time to Play,'' and, finally, ``A Time for Peace'') illustrated with handsomely reproduced paintings from six continents and many periods. Read full book review >

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I SPY SHAPES IN ART by Lucy Micklethwait
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Includes list of works and where they might be found. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3+)"
Another splendid addition to Micklethwait's I Spy series that seeks to introduce young readers to fine art. 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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