Search Results: "Lee Gutkind"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Sincere, but offering little comfort to families with disturbed children and, probably, little in the way of realistic solutions."
An anecdotal indictment of the system that treats children with mental-health problems, as well as an unpersuasive call for a new order. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"An accessible, indispensable nonfiction guidebook from an authority who knows his subject from cover to cover."
A practical primer on writing "true stories, well told." Read full book review >

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Released: March 19, 2007

"High tech at its most exhilarating."
A fascinating look inside a place where sci-fi dreams are being made real. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"His writing, while it can be dramatic, has the same soothing, inspiriting effect on the reader that a veterinarian—a good one- -has on a patient."
Admiring, vivid portraits of a handful of veterinarians from Gutkind (Stuck in Time, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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TRUE STORIES, WELL TOLD by Lee Gutkind
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Whether inducing tears or raucous laughter, all the pieces are inviting, inquisitive and attentive—and sure to spark plenty of imaginations."
An engaging anthology of creative nonfiction from the editors at Creative Nonfiction magazine. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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BOOK REVIEW

POOL by JiHyeon Lee
by JiHyeon Lee, illustrated by JiHyeon Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"While the contrast between the slender explorers and the fat intruders is unfortunate, Lee's control of palette and pacing makes this Korean import otherwise a delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two children with phenomenal lung capacity have an astonishing adventure in the neighborhood pool. Read full book review >

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PI-RAT! by Maxine Lee
by Maxine Lee, illustrated by Maxine Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Good piratical fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pirate rat and his fearless crew sail the seas—until a "monster" ends the voyage. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S COOL CLOTHES by Lee Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The visual humor makes this a winner, and adults will appreciate the easy segue into conversations about honesty and what defines 'cool' that are sure to follow. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Andersen's classic tale gets a humorously "cool" update in an imaginary land in which emperor penguins, polar bears, seals, walruses and albatross coexist. Read full book review >

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SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! by Lee Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Again!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
The morning after a snowfall a dog family heads out to the "best sledding hill in the / whole / wide / world." Read full book review >

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MIRROR by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The ensuing conversation holds the key. (Picture book. 9-12)"
A Rorschach-like inkblot—darling in one glance, malignant in the next—patterns the yellow endpapers of this haunting, wordless story, a precursor of what's to come. Read full book review >