Search Results: "John Peet"


BOOK REVIEW

UNHAPPY UNION by John Peet
NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2014

"For students of geopolitics and international economics, the case studies and implications are worth the price of admission."
Many evenhanded economics tomes are too polite to say it, so leave it to the always opinionated British "paper"—newsmagazine, that is—the Economist to underscore the fact that the euro is a result of a big question that occupied the Allied Powers in the late 1940s: "How to tame the German problem that had led to two world wars?" Read full book review >

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THE PENALTY by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Stunning, original and compelling. (Fiction. YA)"
More Latin-American magic realism from Carnegie winner Peet. Read full book review >

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EXPOSURE by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Faustino comes across as an insightful reporter but lacks some of the nuance he showed in his previous adventures; ironically, that might just make this more accessible to teen readers. (Fiction. YA)"
In a nameless South American country, soccer reporter Paul Faustino again finds himself in the midst of an unexpected story. Read full book review >

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TAMAR by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Simply superb. (notes, acknowledgments) (Fiction. YA)"
In 1944, Dart and Tamar, code names for two undercover operatives for Britain's Special Operations Executive, parachute into Holland to reorganize the Dutch resistance movement. Read full book review >

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KEEPER by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Both lyrical and gripping. (Fiction. 12-16)"
This stirring adventure—a soccer story? a ghost story?—defies expectations. Read full book review >

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THE MURDSTONE TRILOGY by Mal Peet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Bitter and frothy as a pint of stout, this formula-thwarting satire will intoxicate fantasy fans with strong stomachs."
An award-winning author whose young-adult novels have gone out of fashion makes a Faustian bargain with a Hobbit-like creature in this broad, darkly hilarious sendup of high fantasy and publishing. Read full book review >

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LIFE: AN EXPLODED DIAGRAM by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Sophisticated teens and adults will appreciate this subtle yet powerful exposition of the far-reaching implications of war. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A coming-of-age story framed by some of the most terrifying events of the last 60 years, from World War II to 9/11. Read full book review >

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BECK by Mal Peet
Released: April 11, 2017

"Heartbreaking, hopeful, and inspired. (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Beck escapes institutional violence and discrimination and mends his spirit through lonely travels across the 1920s Canadian prairie. 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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BOOK REVIEW

CLOUD TEA MONKEYS by Mal Peet
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Unlike cloud tea, an accessible treasure. (authors' note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Tea, labor-intensive to harvest, is a precious commodity, but wild-growing cloud tea, found only in the highest, dangerous-to-reach mountaintops, is the most prized of all in this lyrical story based on a Chinese folktale. 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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