Search Results: "Lorus J. Milne"


BOOK REVIEW

INSECTS AND SPIDERS by Lorus J. Milne
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Sloppy work. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Full-color illustrations of insects, some of them magnified as much as 10 or 20 times, demonstrate that it is possible to show things in a larger scale, but without providing much more information. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUIS’ DREAM PLANE by Terry Milne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The message is certainly meritorious, but the execution is pallid (literally—Milne uses a muted palette throughout) next to such vigorous explorations of the same topic as Holly Keller's Horace's New Toy (2000). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Assorted flying machines adorn the endpapers and will propel young aeronautics fans right into this high-flying story of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC HILL by A.A. Milne
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Children will be charmed by the little doll-like faces of the characters and the excellent fairy colors, pastel-colored to jewel-toned as needed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pooh might describe this 1925 offering from Milne as a Very Small Tale, and so it is, but gentle and sweet withal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA’S RASPUTIN by David Milne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2008

"An astute look at the debacle of the Vietnam War through the life and work of the unrepentant prophet of America's victory over communism."
Original, insightful study of the intellectual eminence grise behind two presidents and their disastrous policies in Vietnam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A reasoned argument for withholding judgment."
The working women of porn tell their side of the story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF DIAMONDS by Jean Milne
Released: Feb. 28, 2000

"Good for the inevitable school reports. (glossary, related reading, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A useful but hardly fascinating look at what should be an absorbing subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DADDY'S GIRL by John Milne
Released: May 8, 1989

Sardonic London gumshoe Jimmy Jenner (Dead Birds; The Moody Man) retrieves yet another set of indiscreet letters for posh, homosexual architect George Tiller, meets some publishing people, and is soon asked to babysit noted actor/author Charles Wallace, a drunk, during his book tour. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA'S HAT by Rosemary Kahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"In soft pencil and watercolor, Milne's art nicely evokes the setting in its many details, including Papa's general store (where the book's one black, a wistful-looking child, is seen from the back) and the flat, dusty landscape and utilitarian homes of the Karoo. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a book from South Africa, Grandma tells a favorite story about her childhood, when hats were obligatory on Sunday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORLDMAKING by David Milne
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A well-documented, full-scale overview of some key makers of modern history."
A survey of American diplomacy since the 1890s as reflected in the careers of the men who molded it. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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