Search Results: "Jon S. Lewis"


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DOMINATION by Jon S.  Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"An unillustrated comic disappointingly lives up to type. (Thriller. 10-15)"
Colt McAlister leads Phantom Squad of the CHAOS Military Academy in the fight against the Thule, lizardlike aliens who are attempting to destroy humanity in this alternate world that borrows heavily from comic-book conventions. Read full book review >

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ALIENATION by Jon S.  Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Action? Yes. Sense? Not hardly. (Thriller. 10-15)"
In this sequel to Invasion (2010), Lewis continues the series opener's breakneck pace, fascination with gadgetry, improbable alien creatures and comic-book logic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"But it's a compelling tale, nonetheless, told jargon-free."
The inflated title of this readable narrative nicely captures the bloated egos everywhere on a display in the Hollywood of the 1980s. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF ELITE FORCES by Jon E. Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Plenty of excitement and good writing, along with the occasional clunker."
Three dozen accounts, many excerpted from previously published work, of military and paramilitary exploits that will provide long hours of pleasure to buffs. Read full book review >

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Peripheral Neuropathy: Nine Simple Steps To Reduce The Pain by Dean S. Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"A concise, coherent account of one man's experience with pain."
Advice for managing chronic pain without medication, based on the author's experience with a neurological condition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"An apocalyptic vision that should be taken with the utmost seriousness by anyone concerned with the long-range fate of the human race."
There was a time when science refused to believe that meteors actually fell from the sky; now, scientists soberly calculate the possibility that one of those falls could destroy a city—or the entire human race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOMEGROWN HOUSE by Janet S. Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2009

"Kids anticipating or recovering from moving should feel right at home. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl frets about moving to a new house while yearning for a "homegrown" house like her grandmother's. Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL AT 120 ABOVE by Debbie S. Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Enjoyable, interesting reading for animal lovers and browsers alike. (author's note, glossary, temperature chart, bibliography of books and websites, maps) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Animals and plants in Australia's Simpson Desert have made remarkable adaptations in order to survive in that brutally arid wasteland. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Students researching Alaska will need to look elsewhere, but this title may spur the curiosity of armchair adventurers and naturalists. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author and illustrator team of Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights (2003) and other titles on their home state add another tourist picture book for browsing. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2002

Make way for more sled dogs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Miller mentions in her note are not featured elsewhere in the book in more detail. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Miller takes a careful look at a temporary water system—a vernal lake in Alaska whose emergence and disappearance each year has given rise to a unique ecosystem. Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL AT 40 BELOW by Debbie S. Miller
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A fascinating look at the great diversity of animal adaptations, as well as an introduction to some lesser-known species. (author's note, glossary, map, additional sources) (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
Focusing on the fauna that make their home in Gates of the Arctic National Park, Miller explores the many different kinds of adaptations that allow these animals to survive the brutal winters. Read full book review >