Search Results: "Kevin McClung"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Film rights sold."
Spellbinding autobiography of a child prodigy—gifted in the black arts of weaponry—who enters the shadow world of international-arms sales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

How Learning to Say Goodbye Taught Me How to Live by Joffre McClung
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"Heartfelt reflections on the lessons and strength to be gained from grief and loss."
McClung muses on the spiritual insights learned during the last six months of her best friend's life in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2017

"A concise, clear, and helpful workbook."
In this self-help guide, McClung (How Learning to Say Goodbye Taught Me How to Live, 2015) encourages readers to do "inner work"through meditation in order to facilitate spiritual healing.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"McClung brings fresh illumination to a stubbornly incomprehensible place in this provocative, if intermittently narrow, addition to Los Angeles literature. (150 b/w illustrations)"
An extended argument that popular Anglo mythologies of Los Angeles, from roughly 1850 to 1985, have contributed to the city's persistent urban dysfunction is supplemented by a generally persuasive analysis of Los Angeles aesthetics, or lack thereof. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: July 15, 1997

"A selected bibliography is provided, but quotes in the text appear without footnotes, making it difficult to determine the source of statements. (maps, index, not seen, b&w illustrations, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
McClung (Old Bet and the Start of the American Circus, 1993, etc.) offers a sweeping historical view of wildlife from the time of the emergence of the first humans to the present, with brief profiles of animals from all the continents and discussions of 62 large endangered animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD BET AND THE START OF THE AMERICAN CIRCUS by Robert M. McClung
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 1993

"Kelly achieves an appropriately old-time flavor with energetic illustrations whose cheerful characterizations and careful definition of forms recall the Petershams. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-10)"
Even before Barnum, there was Bailey: Hackaliah Bailey, an entrepreneur who, in 1808, purchased an elephant from a sea captain and took her back to his farm in Somers, New York, where he housed her in his barn, exhibited her to neighbors, and then took her on the road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Plenty of child appeal here, in topic and presentation both. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
The title isn't all that's wordy in this new publisher's debut offering, but Reynolds's tale of a ruby-throated hummingbird's journey from a Costa Rican rain forest to a favorite garden on the U.S.'s eastern seaboard will leave young readers wowed by the tiny bird's endurance and toughness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA'S FIRST ELEPHANT by Robert M. McClung
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"An attractive choice for young readers. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
In 1796, an enterprising American sea captain brought a two- year-old Indian elephant to America, where she delighted crowds from Boston to Savannah. Read full book review >

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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WE DIG WORMS! by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Norma Dixon's Lowdown on Earthworms (2005) digs deeper into the subject, but this lays fertile groundwork for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Beginning readers who tunnel through this upbeat first introduction will "dig" them too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESK STORIES by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Silly and irreverent, this collection, with its comic-book format and sometimes disparaging attitude toward school, is sure to attract an audience. (Graphic short stories. 7-9)"
When it comes to school, backpacks and desks go hand in hand, so it is no surprise that O'Malley has followed his Backpack Stories (2009) with this impertinent look at that standard of classroom furniture, the desk. Read full book review >