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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BUSTER GOES TO COWBOY CAMP by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

Buster the dog is NOT HAPPY that Brown Shoes is taking off for a weekend's R&R and leaving him at Cowboy Camp in the care of Red Boots. Read full book review >

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MAMA CAT HAS THREE KITTENS by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will enjoy following the kittens' purposeful preening, as well as the progress of a mouse that sneaks through the pages until it finds its little ones safe in the nest. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Mama Cat has three kittens: two mimics and one contrarian. Read full book review >

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PUMPKIN EYE by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

All eyes in a Halloween story hour will be riveted to this stellar story of trick-or-treaters enjoying the deliciously scary nature of this special night. Read full book review >

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LUNCH by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"With large areas of brilliant, subtly modulated color and handsome compositions incorporating boldface type, a beautifully crafted book that's sure to delight young audiences. (Picture book. 0-5)"
Again using her unique medium—brightly colored pulp applied to a screen to make ``handmade paper in which the stenciled images have become a part of the paper itself''—the author of Count (p. 51) creates a lively introduction to the colors: a simple story about a mouse who eats nine fruits and vegetables whose juices leave patches of stain on the appealing little creature, who tracks them across the clean, white pages and then exhibits them for identification in the last illustration. Read full book review >