Search Results: "John V. Fleming"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 22, 2013

"Learned, sophisticated and amusing at times—and invariably enlightening."
A former professor (Humanistic Studies/Princeton Univ.) shows that the intellectual glow of the Enlightenment contended with the forces of religious faith, superstition and quackery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2009

"A readable, illuminating discussion of the role of books and ideas—and their sometimes strange originators—in the making of political crusades."
Hell hath no fury like a communist converted—and, more so, one who knows how to wield a typewriter. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF THE BAREFOOT MAILMAN by John Henry Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Best in its views of dreamers facing reality through wildly convoluted decision-making: a gently amusing, lively tale that manages to be diverting without being riveting."
In Fleming's mildly comic debut, 19th-century dreams of riches and renown wither in the Florida wilderness, but an ambitious postmaster stakes his last hopes on a determined young immigrant who wants to redeem himself by carrying the mail. Read full book review >

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BOY, WERE WE WRONG ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A super introduction not only to the solar system, but to the scientific method in action. (further reading, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The author of Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! (2005) returns with the story of humankind's changing understanding of outer space. Read full book review >

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SPOOKETY BOO by John V. Curtin
Released: April 25, 2013

"A fun, if not groundbreaking, introduction to holiday frights for younger kids."
Curtin brings a Halloween scarecrow to life in this debut picture book that walks a fine line between being playful and scary. Read full book review >

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SHOUT! SHOUT IT OUT! by Denise Fleming
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 29, 2011

"GO!' (Picture book. 2-6)"
In a similar vein to The Everything Book (2000), Fleming papers her pages with standard elements in preschool curricula and encourages kids to shout out what they know. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET UNDER CONSTRUCTION by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Here's an alphabet book that's certainly worth making room for. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The little mouse from Fleming's Lunch (1992) literally and alliteratively works his way through the alphabet. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Teachers and librarians will add this volume to story times with winter or snow themes, and the clever new words to a favorite old tune might become a new winter favorite in music classrooms. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fleming creatively employs the structure of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" to create a cumulative tale about the decorations for a snowman, beginning with the addition of a "red cap with a gold snap" on the first day of winter. Read full book review >

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BUSTER by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Offering clever designs, even to the endpapers, Fleming barks up the right tree, as green-eyed Betty and red-furred Buster are definitely a match. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Buster was a happy dog who had everything he could ever want, until his owner brought home a big box—no steaks or sausages inside, just a little white cat named Betty. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE AND MICHAEL GET DRESSED by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"The joyful celebration of common activity radiates from every page. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Michael's mother informs him that it is time to get dressed, but he has other ideas. Read full book review >