Search Results: "Leo Panitch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAKING OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM by Leo Panitch
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Will be appreciated most by specialists in economics and globalism."
Left-leaning intellectuals examine the exceptional role of the United States in the development of global capitalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAT YOUR PEAS, IVY LOUISE! by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2005

"EWSLUGp1989 and like ap-pea-ling fare and a perfectly timed complement to Little Pea (see below). (Picture book. 2-5)"
A toddler finds better things to do with an approaching spoonful of peas than merely chowing down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAT BAT AND SWOOP by Leo Landry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A funny tale for newly fledged Easy Reader graduates, with more dialogue than description and illustrated with lots of small cartoon figures in ink-and-wash rural scenes. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A not-so-wise owl and his chubby buddy make both mischief and a new friend one night in this tale of "clothes" encounters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST LEAF FIRST SNOWFLAKE TO FALL by Leo Yerxa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A soothing and lyrical work. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Winter is near at hand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN EXTRAORDINARY EGG by Leo Lionni
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Just the thing to lighten up a picture-book hour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jessica is a fancier of stones and pebbles, but her friends Marilyn and August, also frogs, don't share her enthusiasm until she turns up with what Marilyn, "who knew everything about everything," identifies as a "chicken egg." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUS'S GARAGE by Leo Timmers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Supersaturated hues and maximum automotive whimsy make this one to pore over. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Animal drivers in wacky vehicles visit the titular garage for special repairs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANCIENT THUNDER by Leo Yerxa
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The glorious art, however, will pull readers in and hold them. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The love of wild horses, their mythic qualities and their significance for the native people of the Great Plains resonates in this unusual and gorgeously illustrated work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BUSY YEAR by Leo Lionni
by Leo Lionni, illustrated by Leo Lionni
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Still, nice. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This tall, thin book opens to nearly square spreads that nicely accommodate collages of two mice and their friend, a fruit tree that talks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S UP, CHUCK? by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"It's a kindhearted beginning chapter book, but second-graders may wish it had some vomit jokes. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Based on the title, readers might expect a book of gross humor. Instead they'll find a sweet story of friendship and competition in which everyone can be "best of the forest." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER MISSING, NEVER FOUND by Amanda Panitch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 28, 2016

"A few unexpected twists and turns hold the contrivance all together for a pleasurably disturbing climax. (Thriller. 12-16)"
An abduction survivor encounters a girl who reminds her eerily of her five years as a prisoner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICK OR TREAT by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Landry has carefully crafted a seemingly simple tale about graciousness, generosity and openness to new friendships and packaged it into what is sure to be a perennial Halloween favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oliver the ghost is all prepared for his Halloween party after delivering invitations to his scariest friends—but what will he do when two young trick-or-treaters show up unexpectedly at his door? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE BOY by Leo Landry
by Leo Landry, illustrated by Leo Landry
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"This has all the elements of a far-out bedtime read, including an understanding of the need to delay the inevitable (bedtime), buoyantly combined with space travel and moon walks. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When the cacophony of the household becomes too much for sleepy Nicholas, he spaces out, aboard a rocket ship to the moon. Read full book review >