Search Results: "Kenneth Steven"


BOOK REVIEW

WHY DOGS HAVE WET NOSES by Kenneth Steven
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Sheer delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fanciful retelling of the story of Noah and the Ark doubles as a pourquoi tale. Read full book review >

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STORIES FOR A FRAGILE PLANET by Kenneth Steven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Readers looking for a story collection with environmental themes and minimal didacticism may find what they want here. (Folktales. 5-10)"
This lovely British collection contains retellings of 10 traditional tales from around the world, revised to emphasize living simply and in peace and harmony with the Earth and its animals. Read full book review >

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THE BEARER OF GIFTS by Kenneth Steven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Moon's visually appealing illustrations are remote and stylized; they don't offer any close-ups of the interesting character found in Steven's tale, but delightfully chart his travels. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Santa Claus as a Sami woodcarver? Read full book review >

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THE HALF BROTHER by Lars Saabye Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Translator Steven deserves almost as much praise as does the remarkable author of this enormous, challenging, life-affirming masterpiece."
Deracinated, incomplete people undertake interlocking quests for human connection and self-realization. Read full book review >

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KENNETH KRAEGEL: BY THE SEAT OF HIS PANTS
by Julie Danielson

Most people of all economic stripes, I would venture to say, have had the experience of owning that one piece of clothing that makes them feel utterly comfortable and happy when they wear it. Maybe it fits just right; maybe it has the perfect pockets in just the right places; or maybe they know they look good in it. This ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A brief conclusion ties the three scenarios together; the small snapshots of working scientists are a welcome inclusion. (map, glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
paper 0-15-201802-6 This New England Aquarium book covers some of the scientists, conservationists, and concerned citizens working to protect the Hector's dolphin, the yellow-eyed penguin, and the little blue penguin of coastal New Zealand, a "shining example" of conservation and the complex issues which must be balanced. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF DELPHINE by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"As Delphine and Beatrice ride off atop two giraffes, readers of this quiet story will savor their new friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An orphaned servant girl whose singing assuages her loneliness discovers the transformative power of compassion. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING WITH HAMMERHEAD SHARKS by Kenneth Mallory
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A welcome addition to the Scientists in the Field series. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Investigating the hammerhead shark for a new IMAX movie, Mallory, of the New England Aquarium, dives with oceanographer Pete Klimley to study hammerheads off the coast of Baja California and with the IMAX crew off the coast of Costa Rica. Read full book review >

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GREEN PANTS by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"This quirky kid and his loving family will instantly endear themselves to readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little boy has a big decision to make when asked to be in his cousin's wedding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEGIN AGAIN by Kenneth Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2010

"Not just an exemplary biography, but a significant contribution to the cultural history of American music."
A Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize winner takes on one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BROKEN JUSTICE by Kenneth Edelin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An excellent read for anyone who lived through that time, or readers interested in the history of abortion."
Physician Edelin recounts his famous abortion trial in this gripping memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"An absorbing introduction to a rich source of paleontological information."
This photo-packed book illustrates fossil discoveries from Blackberry Hill, Wisconsin, which give clues to the first animals that walked the Earth. Read full book review >