Search Results: "Laurence H. Kallen"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1990

A consistently overstated, poorly organized, and badly presented case for an intriguing proposition: that the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 has proved unduly advantageous for major US corporations seeking refuge from a variety of problems. Read full book review >

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RUNNING DRY by Stuart A. Kallen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Cogent of topic, but for readability, it's aptly titled. (source notes, multimedia resource lists, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
In urgent tones, a call for action as climate change and continuing waste and pollution of available fresh water pose imminent threats to human health and agriculture. Read full book review >

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K-POP by Stuart A. Kallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Though English-language books on Korean pop culture are unfortunately quite rare, only complete newbies will find this overview informative. (glossary, recommended albums, source notes, selected bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A breezy but flawed introduction to Korean pop music for novice fans. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PAPA CHAGALL, TELL US A STORY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Nevertheless, it's an engaging entry in a winning series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of introductory picture books about the artists with this entry on Marc Chagall. Read full book review >

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CÉZANNE AND THE APPLE BOY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An author's note rounds out the background of the story and indicates that young Paul's grandson, Philippe Cézanne, assisted in its making. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of picture books about children and great artists with this homey episode about Paul Cézanne and his son, also named Paul. Read full book review >

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A FRIEND FOR TIGER by Laurence Bourguignon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"This touching story shows how the road to maturity is truly achieved one small step at a time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two newcomers create a warm, honest look at a boy's empathy with a caged tiger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHE GUEVARA by Stuart A. Kallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A fine introduction to Latin American history and the ideas of capitalism, socialism and communism. (timeline, who's who, source notes, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
How did a wealthy, asthmatic boy from Argentina grow up to become a famous Communist revolutionary? Read full book review >

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TRASHING THE PLANET by Stuart A. Kallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"We have met the enemy and it is us. But unless humans go extinct and nature goes her healing ways alone, we are the solution, a message grimly driven home. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
A taut overview of humans' environmentally shameful impact on the face of the Earth—plus its subsurface and supersurface. Read full book review >

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DRAGON'S GATE by Laurence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Explanatory note; reading list. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Yep illuminates the Chinese immigrant experience here and abroad in a follow-up to The Serpent's Children (1984) and Mountain Light (1985). Read full book review >

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MAGELLAN by Laurence Bergreen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An engrossing, dramatic account of courage and tragedy from the Age of Discovery. (maps, charts, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Bergreen ably adapts his book for adults Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (2003) into a gripping and harrowing true adventure story for young readers. Read full book review >