Search Results: "Keith Devlin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2011

"A wonderful book for history-of-science buffs that will also amuse math teachers, because the many problems and solutions included are simply medieval versions of the word problems that are the bane of many high-school students."
Three cheers for Leonardo Pisano, nicknamed Fibonacci, heralded by NPR's "Math Guy" Devlin (Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning, 2011, etc.) as the man who introduced Hindu-Arabic numbers (0 to 9) and rules of arithmetic to Europe in the 13th century. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES by Frank Devlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"A beautifully presented example of a familiar type."
Tim Farrington, chronicler of San Francisco's New Agers (The Monk Downstairs, 2002, etc.) reinvents himself under a pseudonym to tell the story of a female cop hunting a female serial killer. Read full book review >

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RIGHT WHERE YOU LEFT ME by Calla Devlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An exploration of Russian folklore as metaphor adds an intriguing element to an otherwise lackluster story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white California teenager must grapple with the unknown after her father goes missing while on assignment in Ukraine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2007

"An unusually open look at CIA operations in the Eisenhower-Kennedy era, adding an interesting, perhaps controversial, footnote to the still-much-debated death of Lumumba."
A spy comes in from the dripping heat. Read full book review >

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LOW RED MOON by Ivy Devlin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Intriguing characters and a suspenseful plot that unfolds with elision and restraint add up to a promising series opener. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Devlin (novelist Elizabeth Scott writing under a pseudonym) breathes new life into a format that's lately verged on self-parody by wrapping her shy-teenage-girl-and-supernatural-male love story in an overarching tragedy. Read full book review >

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TELL ME SOMETHING REAL by Calla Devlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Not just another addition to the 'sick-lit' genre, this debut is hands-down one of a kind. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
It's the summer of 1976, and the Babcock sisters are preparing to say goodbye to their terminally ill mother. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE DINOSAUR? by Keith Moseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Young dino-hunters, on the other hand, never had it so good. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Mr. Magoo has nothing on young George's grandfather, who manages to miss nearly 100 dinosaurs concealed (or not) in the pictures illustrating this visit to a remote volcanic island. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MONKEY LOST by Keith DuQuette
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

The similarities and differences among New World monkeys are at the center of this tale of one lost monkey. Read full book review >

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NO TWO ALIKE by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A worthwhile message that just doesn't quite fly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A sadly lackluster paean to the premise that "no two snowflakes are alike, / almost, almost… / but not quite." Read full book review >

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LUCKY DAYS WITH MR. AND MRS. GREEN by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The effervescent personalities of the all-alligator cast come through clearly in Baker's small, bright green-and-purple scenes; those ready to move on to something slightly beyond the basic easy reader will enjoy all the energy and joie de vivre on display. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Three more happy tales along the lines of those in More Mr. and Mrs. Green (2004) and its preceding volume. Read full book review >

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LORETTA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Ace Scout Loretta isn't particularly appealing, but perhaps she's not meant to be—perfectionism is not a desirable trait, and children may recognize a bit of Loretta in themselves before it gets out of hand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Loretta's goal to be the latest in a long line of perfect Pinky Scouts is foiled by her inability to toast a marshmallow to golden perfection. Read full book review >

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THE UNEXPECTEDLY BAD HAIR OF BARCELONA SMITH by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Though less gross than Graves's best work, this is sufficiently wacky to sit next to, say, Margie Palatini's Bedhead, illustrated by Jack E. Davis (2000). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A hyper-cautious lad is dragged by his hair—literally—into a looser lifestyle in this typically off-the-wall episode from Graves. Read full book review >