Search Results: "Jordan Ellenberg"


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HOW NOT TO BE WRONG by Jordan Ellenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"Witty and expansive, Ellenberg's math will leave readers informed, intrigued and armed with plenty of impressive conversation starters."
It's time to drop the idea that mathematics is an esoteric field best left to a few academics. In fact, writes Ellenberg (Mathematics/Univ. of Wisconsin), the truth is better: Math is everywhere, and the knowledge it yields can benefit everyone. Read full book review >

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THE GRASSHOPPER KING by Jordan Ellenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nicely done and genuinely funny though overlong: a satire that would benefit from Polonius's famous dictum: 'Brevity is the soul of wit.'"
Slate.com journalist Ellenberg, a well-known Princeton mathematician, debuts with this tale of a deranged scholar out west who devotes his life to the study of the worst poet in history. Read full book review >

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UNLEASHED by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Only for romance fans. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Davy's escaped from the government camp of Uninvited (2014), but she's on the run and still far from safe.Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2012

"Still, Peter is a likable narrator for a satisfying story with heart. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When Peter Friedman injures his arm the summer before starting high school, and the doctors tell him he will never pitch again, his life is turned upside down. Read full book review >

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TIME OF THE EAGLE by Sherryl Jordan
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"As Avala would say, 'a high lot beautiful.' (Fantasy. YA)"
A compassionate, heartfelt fantasy fulfills the promise of Secret Sacrament (2001). Read full book review >

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TIME OF THE EAGLE by Sherryl Jordan
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"As Avala would say, 'a high lot beautiful.' (Fantasy. YA)"
A compassionate, heartfelt fantasy fulfills the promise of Secret Sacrament (2001). Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON’S PEARL by Devin Jordan
ADVENTURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"Readers who want a quest for a lost father set in a magical ancient China should be directed to Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix (2009) instead; save this one for a slow day. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
When 16-year-old Marco Polo's father vanishes, Marco and his friends set off on a rescue mission that takes them from the everyday world to the magical "wild and untamed" Unknown Lands beyond the Insurmountable Mountains. Read full book review >

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THE HUNTING OF THE LAST DRAGON by Sherryl Jordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"Jordan creates an appealing and sedate romance in an unusual place and time for younger readers than her usual, more complex work. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a well-realized medieval world, Jordan (The Secret Sacrament, 2001, etc.) introduces one small element of fantasy: the last dragon left on earth. Read full book review >

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THE CONAN CHRONICLES by Robert Jordan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1995

"The enduring popularity of Conan is undeniable, if somewhat puzzling; and this omnibus edition is very reasonably priced."
Invented by Robert E. Howard (190636), Conan—the muscle- popping barbarian swordsman, accompanied by demons, magic, distressed damsels, and what-all—proved too popular to be allowed to die with his creator, and numerous authors have penned Conan yarns down the years—none with more consistency or better technique than Jordan, whose other claim to fame is his monumental Wheel of Time series (most recently, The Fires of Heaven, 1994). Read full book review >