Search Results: "Lucia Washburn"


BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"While there is little new here, this is a non-threatening additional purchase for the dinosaur set. (Nonfiction. 5-7)"
An introduction to dinosaurs for younger readers, this Stage 1 "Lets-Read-And-Find-Out Science" title describes big and little dinosaurs from Diplodocus, "one of the biggest," to Mussaurus, only as large as a baby-bird when hatched. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR TRACKS by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"A make-your-own fossil activity is appended to the text, but there is no glossary or pronunciation guide that might also help the intended reader. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Starting from a child's experience of leaving footprints in sand or mud, an experienced author-illustrator pair introduces young readers to the work of ichnologists studying fossilized dinosaur tracks. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE TYRANNOSAURS by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2001

"While it will certainly find its audience, this title needs a little less lurid illustration and some documentation. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
There are lunging, snapping, biting Tyrannosaurus rex's on nearly every page of this Let's-Read-And-Find-Out About title. Read full book review >

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DID DINOSAURS HAVE FEATHERS? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Young dinosaur enthusiasts will love this fascinating information. (activity pages) (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Zoehfeld takes a crack at the titular question for budding scientists. Read full book review >

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LOOK TO THE NORTH by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: April 11, 1997

"Washburn, in her first book, has created sweet tableaux of wolves in the wild: purple and lilac landscapes and fluffy, smiling wolves. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A charming but sentimental book about the first months in the lives of wolf pups, from birth to young adult. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A heartfelt, well-documented exposé of a major rip-off that debases education in several important ways."
Intellectual property, developed in the biology and electronics labs of our great universities, is being methodically transferred to industry, reports independent scholar and journalist Washburn. Read full book review >

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ELSIE’S BUSINESS by Frances Washburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"The blend of murder mystery and Native American legend can be intriguing, but Elsie, who never speaks for herself, remains an enigma, making it hard to see her as anything other than a victim."
A stranger visits a small town to uncover the truth about the short, tragic life of a Native American woman in 1960s South Dakota. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A fascinating, enjoyable history, only mired at times by hiccups in the narrative."
Mouat, a member ofthe Council on Foreign Relations and the Academic Council on the United Nations System, presents an insightful if overly long look at the eight United Nations secretaries-general. Read full book review >

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THE SACRED WHITE TURKEY by Frances Washburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A small gem."
The unexplained advent of a white turkey marks a turning point in the lives of a Lakota medicine woman and her granddaughter, in the latest from Washburn (American Indian Studies and English/Univ. of Arizona; Elsie's Business, 2006). Read full book review >

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INTENT TO HARM by Stan Washburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"A good start with a credible, likeable hero."
First novelist Washburn envisions a kinder, gentler cop in Toby Parkman, a college-educated, liberal, and witty detective for the '90s, here pitted against a rapist. Read full book review >

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FRANKLY MY DEAR, I’M DEAD by Livia J. Washburn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The first in a Literary Tour Mystery series from Washburn (The Christmas Cookie Killer, 2008, etc.) is a promising addition to the ranks of cozies featuring strong Southern women."
Rhett Butler is murdered, and the suspects naturally include Scarlett O'Hara. Read full book review >