Search Results: "John Paul Caponigro"


BOOK REVIEW

GHOST IN THE HOUSE by Daniel Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Nicely mysterious, disturbing illustrations in dramatically graphic black and white. (Folklore. 10-13)"
Nine brief tales of odd or supernatural doings in and around buildings—from the well-documented hauntings of Captain Despard's house in England and Vermont's Eddy farmhouse (the ``Spirit Capital of the World'') to the strange history of California's Winchester House and the many apparitions (including one of Dolley Madison) reported at Washington's Octagon. Read full book review >

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DRAGON POEMS by John Foster
edited by John Foster, illustrated by Corky Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 1992

"A book with uproarious visual appeal, well matched to the comical, rhythmic verse. (Poetry/Picture book. 5-11)"
Many of these 23 poems are new, with a sprinkling from popular contemporaries like Jack Prelutsky, Lilian Moore, and X. J. Kennedy; the point of view is largely British, and what could be more appropriate for St. Read full book review >

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SELECTED POEMS AND PROSE OF PAUL CELAN by Paul Celan
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A very clear rendering of a notoriously difficult poet."
Celan makes for difficult reading (Glottal Stop, see above). Read full book review >

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SIX AMENDMENTS by John Paul Stevens
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"A refreshing set of opinions. One wishes that other retired justices would speak their minds so clearly, providing well-crafted arguments for others to take up."
The former Supreme Court justice proposes constitutional changes to restore the old republic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"For the reader who might like to entertain this among other cosmological hypotheses, the setting out of one set of bizarre theories after another in a largely uncritical omnium-gatherum is more likely to engender skepticism than conviction."
English astrophysicist-cum-science writer Gribbin (co-author, Cosmic Coincidences, 1989, etc.) and mathematical physicist Davies (Univ. of Adelaide, Australia; The Cosmic Blueprint, 1988, etc.) have collectively produced a couple of dozen popular books on the nature of the universe, churning them out as regularly as clockwork. Read full book review >

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A ROCKETFUL OF SPACE POEMS by John Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"The poems are, at best, lesser lights in the poetic firmament, but the pictures provide enough boost to get them off the ground. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Goofy cartoons featuring wildly baroque spacecraft and many-limbed aliens illustrate 26 poems, nearly all new and out of—or at least off—this world. Read full book review >

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AN INVITATION TO JOY by John Paul II
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

Five years after the publication of Crossing the Threshold of Hope, this new volume is a pastiche of words and images designed to warm the heart and challenge the soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD  by John-Paul Flintoff
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2013

"A credible book to inspire even the most cynical among us."
The latest title in the publisher's School of Life series aims to be a guide to social and cultural change. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2010

"Lively, well-written and especially useful to Cuba scholars as they chart the progress of a country in what many are betting to be the last days of Castroism."
Wide-ranging life of a Cuban Croesus and a graceful history of the island during the last century. Read full book review >

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Pleomorph by John Paul Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2014

"Convoluted at times, but overall a fun ride."
The threat of war—both conventional and biological—involving the United States, Russia, and China looms large in Mann's debut thriller. Read full book review >