Search Results: "Kevin Pope"


BOOK REVIEW

IF I WEREN'T ME by Hal Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Kids after some highbrow ha-ha's will find them here. (Poetry. 8-14)"
A light poetic survey of the animal kingdom and then some. Read full book review >

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SCARED WITLESS by Martha Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

The latest collection from the duo better known as Beauty and the Beast Storytellers offers recast versions of one-to-three-minute ghost, jump and shaggy-dog tales, interspersed with performance notes addressed to fledgling performers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2010

"An enjoyable chronicle of a rich life's work."
British journalist Pope (Sons of the Conquerors: The Rise of the Turkic World, 2005, etc.) shares deeply engaged dispatches from the Middle East hotspots he visited during his long career. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Wonderful American social history and lots of fun."
He truly had cojones: Dr. John Brinkley became fabulously wealthy in the 1920s and ‘30s by inserting goat testicles into herds of men anxious about their manliness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Readable and revealing, and the vividly re-created scenes cry out for film treatment."
Inside story of the controversial Italian-American family that gave us the Italian-language daily Il Progresso and the National Enquirer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2007

"Has 'make me a movie' written all over it."
Debut nonfiction account with all the ingredients for a rip-roaring guy's adventure yarn: deep-sea diving, big money, avarice, the allure of medieval Oriental history. Read full book review >

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POMPEII by Mary Pope Osborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"It is of necessity an introductory treatment, but what a lovely introduction it is, and it will whet readers' appetites for more in-depth examinations such as James Deem's Bodies from the Ash (October 2005). (note on frescoes) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Frescoes illustrate this lovely reconstruction of life—and death—in the ancient city of Pompeii. Read full book review >

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MERMAID DREAMS by Mark Sperring
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 1, 2006

"A perfect bedtime 'tail.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
Like many kids, Meriam doesn't like to get ready for bed. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN TALL TALES by Mary Pope Osborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Each story is introduced by source notes; a story-by-story bibliography provides a good roundup of this popular genre. (Folklore. 6-12)"
For the 90's, a handsome, well-documented collection of stories about nine uniquely American characters. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK by Mary Pope Osborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-9)"
In classic E. Nesbit tradition, Jack's wishes go awry while he and his sister Annie, seven, are time traveling. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2005

"A solid work of history, cultural geography and reportage, opening a view onto a world too few in the West even know exists."
Once a fighter, always a fighter: or, never rule out the tenacity of a descendant of the Golden Horde. Read full book review >