Search Results: "John V. Fleming"


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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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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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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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THE EVERYTHING BOOK by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It truly has everything. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Beginning with a brilliantly colored rooster greeting the day in "Good Morning to You!" and concluding with a mother hen cuddling her chicks in "Good Night," this compilation of rhymes, games, and learning will keep young readers busy from sunup to sundown. Read full book review >

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WHERE ONCE THERE WAS A WOOD by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Perfect for Earth Day observances, a book that's as welcome as spring. (bibliography) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Already a favorite of preschoolers, Fleming (In the Small, Small Pond, 1993, etc.) takes an appreciation of the natural world a giant step further. Read full book review >

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BARNYARD BANTER by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

Each in their niche—hens in the henhouse, mice in the grain bin, and so on—the animals make their traditional exclamations as the barnyard goose careens through, chasing a bright yellow butterfly. Read full book review >

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IN THE SMALL, SMALL POND by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Another perfect introduction to nature for the very young. (Picture book. 1-6)"
In the same format and gorgeous illustrative style, a companion to In the Tall, Tall Grass (1991, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor), with the succinct rhyming text (``waddle, wade, geese parade''), in bold black, beautifully integrated into art created in the process of making paper from pulp dyed in brilliant colors. Read full book review >