Search Results: "John Waters"


BOOK REVIEW

WATERS by Edith Newlin Chase
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Broda has an unusual technique employing watercolor and paper sculpture—the scenes he creates are assembled and photographed rather like dioramas, and the crisp, intriguingly three-dimensional result makes the book stand out. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An introduction to water and water creatures in verse for preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARSICK by John Waters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"The book idles way too long, but once it takes off, it's a sweet and funny ride."
Face it: Wouldn't you rather strike out on the road with John Waters than Jack Kerouac? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROLE MODELS by John Waters
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"An impressive, heartfelt collection by a true American iconoclast."
The famed cult-film director recalls the famous—and not-so-famous—people he has idolized over the years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Like the expedition itself, a work of stringent epistemological curiosity and research."
An intriguing, thorough study of a little-known scientific expedition to the Dead Sea by a mid-19th-century U.S. Navy lieutenant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREAT WATERS by Deborah Cramer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A powerful and provocative synthesis: first-rate science journalism. (20 line drawings, maps)"
Sailing from Woods Hole to Barbados, a science writer waxes lyrical, analytical, and admonitory about the ocean she loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEP WATERS by John Herman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An ever-tightening thread of tension that accompanies Andy's growing discomfort will keep readers glued to the page. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When Andy, 13, arrives at Camp Winasaukee, he loves everything about it—the fresh canvas smell of the tents, the dew on the grass, and the sight of Johnny March practicing his dives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STILL WATERS by Ash Parsons
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"An uneven debut, but Parsons shows real promise with Jason's characterization. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A down-on-his-luck teen is made an offer he can't refuse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK WATERS by Christopher  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Dystopian training wheels for the Warriors set. (Dystopian adventure. 8-12)"
Man is not dog's best friend in this animal dystopian sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTHER WATERS by Eleni N. Gage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Gage beautifully describes the waters that evoke the transformative moments of Maya's journey. Yet Parvati, the curse-caster, remains mysteriously underdeveloped. A lovely read, but a missed opportunity to delve deeply into the superstitions that still lurk in our modern minds."
Can goddesses walk among us? Can an entire family really be cursed? Can a modern woman find her inner goddess? Read full book review >