Search Results: "Jonathan Waterman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"In sharing them, he gives readers back some of their own. (24 b&w photos, 2 maps, not seen)"
Alaska's Mount St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"For each downbeat there's an upbeat: an explosion of phosphorescence in the surf, an uncorrupted slice of shoreline, even the occasional relaxed day with his wife. (b&w photos, not seen)"
The uneasy but well-crafted story of a long paddle down the Sea of Cortes, from Waterman (In the Shadow of Denali, 1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2001

"Soggy with mysticism and openly contemptuous of contemporary civilization, but still Waterman remains a charming, if occasionally bumbling, host on a stirring outdoor adventure. (104 photos and illustrations, with 8 color pages, not seen)"
A kayaker's lonely but ultimately uplifting diary of a 2,200-mile solo exploration of the Arctic Circle's fabled Northwest Passage, and of the varied Inuit inhabitants he met along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A pleasure to read, although most readers won't be sorry to have missed the trip. (Eight pages of photos—not seen)"
Tales from the mean side of Denali, from a young freelancer with a fast-growing reputation for writing fine climbing stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 1994

"The bottom line: anecdotal happy talk that promises far more in the way of socioeconomic rewards than its New Age precepts can plausibly deliver."
Still in search of instructive excellence, consultant Waterman (The Renewal Factor, etc.) offers a relentlessly upbeat briefing on what he views as the managerial lessons to be learned from presumptively paradigmatic US enterprises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE HEROES by Jonathan Diaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Broad streaks of sentimentality, particularly in the pictures, but the worthy purpose shines through. (Short stories. 8-12)"
In this unusual pro bono gathering, 21 children struck by cancer are worked into elaborately staged photographs and then into matching stories created by as many Utah authors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG SNOW by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Winter's chills, rituals and resulting familial closeness, rendered in simple, surprisingly poignant drawings, make this a perennial read at first frost. (Picture book. 2-6)"
David tries to help his mother with Christmas housecleaning, but his mind swirls with thoughts of the big snow predicted to fall that afternoon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEIF'S SAGA by Jonathan Hunt
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1996

"A striking, confident introduction to Leif's story. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A Norse shipbuilder tells his daughter the story of Leif Eiriksson's famous voyage, in this straightforward account based on the Icelandic sagas and current research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

In this companion to Hunt's Illuminations, fearful horrors mix with benevolent beasts, populating an alphabet book that should provide many hours of discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO'S AT THE DOOR? by Jonathan Allen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"A winning and funny variation on an old theme. (Picture book. 3-8)"
It's the shifty-eyed wolf at the pigs' door, but neither his several disguises (a blowzy old lady; a policeman) nor the mendacious reasons he offers for coming in (``I've locked myself out...Can I...use your phone?''; ``There's a suspicious old lady in the area'') deceive the three pigs; once they've had enough, they concoct their own disguise and frighten the wolf away with a satisfyingly clever role reversal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLANKTON IS PUSHY by Jonathan Fenske
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"An enjoyable comeuppance. Just don't turn the last page. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pesky plankton discovers the secret to being a mussel in Fenske's salute to learning when to clam up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARM by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A cheery, interactive offering that serves tots well by bringing a selection of interesting sensations right to their eager little fingertips. (Board book. 1-3)"
This rhyming, tactile title introduces little ones to life on a farm. Read full book review >