Search Results: "Kumar Sathy"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2011

"This fun book uses elements of humorous novels and cartoons to emphasize core elementary standards in a way that will likely appeal to both teachers and students."
The latest in Sathy's (Attack of the Chicken Nugget Man: A California CST Adventure, 2009, etc.) series of test prep titles disguises educational tips in a funny middle-grade reader. Read full book review >

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The Lemon Spell by Sachin Kumar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2015

"A tale of love and loss with ample atmosphere but underdeveloped characters."
After a tragedy rips her family apart, a woman seeks closure in a witch-filled village in this short novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2008

"The analysis holds gems for trivia buffs, but little for those seeking a coherent sociopolitical theory."
This academic text is strong on historical context but weak on analysis. Read full book review >

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THE SUCKER by Kumar Vellal
Released: Dec. 23, 2012

"A disturbing vision of the financial crisis as seen through the eyes of a madman."
Vellal's debut novel tells the story of a troubled man who comes to Wall Street looking for answers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2010

"Expertly delineates complex scientific issues in nontechnical language, using telling detail to weave together personal, political and scientific elements."
A staggering account of the scientific revolution that still challenges our notions of reality. Read full book review >

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PATH WITHOUT DESTINATION by Satish Kumar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Yet this concrete attention to minutiae also prevents the memoir from becoming mired in the many abstract ideals Kumar embraces, and grounds it in refreshing reality."
Tales from a rich, cross-cultural life by a renowned Indian peace activist. Read full book review >

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LUNCH WITH A BIGOT by Amitava Kumar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2015

"An exuberantly inquisitive collection of essays."
Kumar (English/Vassar Coll.; A Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna, 2014, etc.) reflects on an eclectic array of personal, professional, and political topics.Read full book review >

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ROBINSON CRUSOE by Dan Johnson
adapted by Dan Johnson, illustrated by Naresh Kumar
Released: July 6, 2010

"Passable for young readers fond of action-packed video games but unlikely to inspire interest in the original. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Johnson and Kumar revisit Daniel Defoe's classic castaway tale for the PlayStation generation, creating a survival story told through fast-paced action sequences that barely scratches the surface of the original. Read full book review >

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THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The genesis of world-rocking inventions is often mysterious; their fate upon people not so much, here given a tantalizing if garbled peek, then left unexplored. (Graphic nonfiction. 9-12)"
Helfand brings a propulsive optimism to this graphic account of the Industrial Revolution. Read full book review >