Search Results: "Laszlo Kubinyi"


BOOK REVIEW

CAT MUMMIES by Kelly Trumble
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"With its compelling topic, the book will work best when complemented by other, more comprehensive, sources on Egypt. (chronology, notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Why did the ancient Egyptians mummify cats by the hundred of thousands? Read full book review >

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WHO'D BELIEVE JOHN COLTER? by Mary Blount Christian
ADVENTURE
Released: May 31, 1993

"Not scholarly, but fun. (Biography. 7-11)"
Catalogued by LC as nonfiction and equipped with a lengthy source list, a lively account of one of Lewis and Clark's men: John Colter (1775?-1813), who's depicted here as a witty daredevil frontiersman so noted for tall tales that people found it hard to credit his reports of his considerable real exploits- -e.g., some bold escapes from the Blackfeet and the discovery of some of the West's boiling mudholes and geysers. Read full book review >

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TIME TO BUILD by Kate Riggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"This sturdy introduction to some basic construction equipment also highlights the value of cooperation, giving it wide appeal. (Board book. 2-4)"
A simple introduction to the functions of some basic tools: tape measure, saw, wrench, drill, screwdriver, and hammer. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD IN THE TREE by Lloyd Alexander
FANTASY
Released: April 28, 1975

"The period is the beginning of the industrial revolution, but the tempo is reminiscent of the Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian—quick-witted melodrama and nimble-tongued romanticism."
Long years spent stuck inside an old oak tree haven't petrified the wizard Arbican's tongue. Read full book review >

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Baghdad Blues by Laszlo Hajdu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"A gripping narrative that explores the consequences of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the camaraderie and perseverance of America's veterans."
In Hajdu's (The Spirit of Palm Springs, 2005, etc.) latest novel, the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq is told by the men and women of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Divi­sion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"An intriguing profile of an innovative company that continues to shake up the world."
The head of "People Operations" at Google discusses how the company grew into a world leader in its field and why economics was not necessarily the primary driver of its development. Read full book review >

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THE TOWN CATS AND OTHER TALES by Lloyd Alexander
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 28, 1977

"In the last story a cat who has failed at a number of apprenticeships proves himself a 'master at being a cat'; those who appreciate that talent—and consider it sufficiently various—will find Alexander too a light-footed master of graceful entertainment."
Eight fanciful, sparkling fairy tales, all demonstrating, in Alexander's words, that cats are "more sensible than the rest of us." Read full book review >

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SEA WITCHES by Joanne Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, offbeat and pleasantly spooky. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
In her first book, a Canadian shapes a Scottish superstition into a ballad-style cycle of haiku, the repetitive form echoing like an eerie incantation. Read full book review >

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SALT by Pierre Laszlo
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Displays broad interests and a wide-ranging intellect, but the style—often bland or dully didactic—could use a bit of seasoning."
A chemist constructs a cultural history of sodium chloride and reveals its magnitude in human affairs. Read full book review >