Search Results: "Larry Wilkes"


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FAIRY TALES OF EASTERN EUROPE by Neil Philip
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

Beginning with a brisk introduction concerning the unique aspects of Eastern European folklore, Philip (a British expert in folklore and children's literature) presents 22 stories told in a lively, colloquial style and ranging from brief Serbian creation myths to such long, formal tales as the familiar ``The Flying Ship,'' from the Ukraine. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST SCIENCE BOOK by Angela Wilkes
Released: Nov. 10, 1990

A visually striking, oversize book containing poorly executed science experiments intended for young children. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF MURDER AND SCIENCE by Roger Wilkes
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Fans of true crime may be satisfied by this jumbo assortment of cases, but those interested in the development of forensic science will find it a frustrating jumble of anecdotes."
A hodgepodge of 32 brief accounts of murder trials that purports to represent milestones in the history of forensic science—presented, however, in an order that has no discernible rhyme or reason. Read full book review >

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TEMPTATIONS by Paul Wilkes
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"But good fun anyway, and effective recruitment for the monastic life."
Temptations both secular and religious throw their sticky nets over a Catholic writer in this predictable but entertaining first novel by veteran journalist Wilkes (In Mysterious Ways, 1990; Merton by Those Who Knew Him Best, 1984; etc.). Read full book review >

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THE VINE THAT ATE THE SOUTH by J.D. Wilkes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Like Nick Cave's The Death of Bunny Munro or Steve Earle's I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, Wilkes' debut is a rich and heartfelt yarn that resonates as deeply as his music."
The epic saga of two Kentucky hillbillies in the wicked heart of the American South. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST GREEN BOOK by Angela Wilkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"It's never too soon to learn about conservation, but young environmentalists will do better to look elsewhere for ideas on how to save the earth. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
More flash than substance, this striking oversize book gives brief information on recycling and conservation and provides step-by-step pictorial directions for simple air- and water- pollution experiments that, unfortunately, often fail to demonstrate their hypotheses. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 1994

"More respectful reportage than rigorous analysis, Wilkes's latest effort begs the question: If, as statistics proffered here suggest, two-thirds of American Jews today are not affiliated with a synagogue, who's going to buy a book on the nuts and bolts of a rabbi's world?"
Sometimes perceptive scenes from the life of a rabbi, as observed through the eyes of a Catholic journalist. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CLEARING IN THE WOODS by Maria D. Wilkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1998

"It's a genial volume, but can't hold a candle to Wilder's vividly evoked pioneer days, nor even to Roger Lea MacBride's Little House episodes about Rose Wilder (Little Farm in the Ozarks, 1994, etc.). (Fiction. 8-12)"
paper 0-06-026998-7 The family of Laura Ingalls Wilder is marketed practically to death with the appearance of another entry in the Little House/The Caroline Years series: Caroline, Laura's mother, is a child moving with her family to the Wisconsin woods. Read full book review >