Search Results: "Joseph Wallace"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"No amount of cinematic magic can surpass the wonder induced by a personal encounter with the remains of these giants who once stalked the earth."
In the prehistoric days before Jurassic Park and Barney, the focus of dinosaur-mania for anyone growing up in New York City was the American Museum of Natural History, where the looming skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex inspired awe in generations of children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Wallace's telling tends to glorify them all—no warts at all in this display. Despite that, this is a fascinating portrait of one of the world's great museums—and one of New York's crown jewels."
A catalogue and chronology of the curators of the great (dinosaurs) and small (insects) who have graced the halls of the Museum since its inception in 1869. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIGHTBULB by Joseph Wallace
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Illuminating, of course. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-11)"
In an entry in the Turning Point Inventions series, Wallace invites readers to consider the drawbacks of earlier forms of artificial daylight, from wooden torches to arc lamps, then retraces Thomas Edison's intense, deliberate search for a practical electric light. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But above all, baseball is a fan's game, and this book, compiled lovingly by a fan, deserves notice as a beautiful and enjoyable baseball time capsule."
Exquisite photographs and 97 essays, ranging from dubious to exemplary in quality and relevance, trace the 125-year history of professional baseball. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I IS FOR INUKSUK by Mary Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A stimulating look at an oft-overlooked culture. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Wallace once again pays tribute to the Inuit people and their Arctic home (The Inuksuk Book, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAKED LADY by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This haunting story, beautifully written and illustrated, will be of interest primarily to those interested in exploring art and the sources of inspiration for those who create it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quietly reminiscent autobiographical story of the author-illustrator's early inspiration to become an artist is dedicated to his first art teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A LINE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The artwork is captivating, finding the pen stroke is challenging, and the text will spark some animated conversation. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Great-Uncle George was a magician whose "enchanted pen" has created an array of fancifully surreal illustrations, each begun with the same-shaped pen stroke and each accompanied by a brief story starter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POOKIE PUTS THE WORLD RIGHT by Ivy Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"Just the ticket for nostalgia buffs and silky-locked young hothouse flowers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Over 50 years old but never published on this side of the Atlantic, the winged bunny's fourth adventure is a cautionary take on the hazards of getting one's wish. Read full book review >

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CHOOSE YOUR DAYS by Paula Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2016

"This is the kind of book that will stick with readers, a meditation that they may not understand now but that, if digested, could have magical results. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With the help of Old Bear, Corky lives her life intentionally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SLEEPING PORCH by Ian Wallace
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"In all, a quietly whimsical way to beat the heat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On a night "hot enough to wake the dead," Brando and his family seek relief on the sleeping porch. Read full book review >