Search Results: "Lucy M. George"


BOOK REVIEW

LIBRARIAN by Lucy M.  George
by Lucy M. George, illustrated by AndoTwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Well-intended but poorly executed, this book may fill a gap on a community-helpers shelf but it's not likely to foster a love of reading or libraries on its own. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A librarian takes a boy named Evan on a tour of a library. Read full book review >

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POLICE OFFICER by Lucy M.  George
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A good, general description of the job and a nice choice for early units of study involving occupations and the community. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Exactly what do police officers do? Read full book review >

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BACK TO SCHOOL TORTOISE by Lucy M.  George
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"A great pep-talk for nervous newcomers to school, and some reassurance that even teachers can worry about the first day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the tradition of back-to-school books that focus on the teacher, such as Julie Danneberg's First Day Jitters (2000), this outing demonstrates that they are human, with the same fears and worries that their students face. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A must-read for wine enthusiasts, especially those on a budget."
A well-researched exploration of an often-overlooked sector of the international wine business: bargain wines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"An evocative blend of travel memoir and history that will satisfy and guide wine lovers planning their own journeys."
Award-winning wine writer Taber (To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle, 2007, etc.) explores wineries around the world and assesses the development and unique offerings of wine tourism in each region. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG by George M. Cohan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2008

"Warren Kimble's charming 2007 picture-book version of the song holds much more child appeal. (illustration credits, introduction by John Rockwell) (Picture book. 5-9)"
The patriotic chestnut by George M. Cohan (first published and sung in 1906) is nicely paired (twice through) with iconic Norman Rockwell images of families, little boys, returning solders and lovelorn lasses. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"An intoxicating indulgence for Sideways fans, and an education for would-be wine sophisticates."
A vigorous account of the dare that made connoisseurs think differently about California wines—and that brought great wealth to Golden State vintners. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An important discourse that is not always easy to follow due to its abstract nature—will be most useful for an academic audience."
Marsden (Emeritus, History/Univ. of Notre Dame; Jonathan Edwards: A Life, 2003, etc.) employs historical analysis to suggest why the United States is so badly split between secular-oriented intellectuals and religiously doctrinaire church leaders, a split that seems to have harmed the nation's moral character, forged during World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1996

"This may very well be the future of policing. (Author tour)"
A thoughtful reexamination of crime prevention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Perfect for budding greenthumbs. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Detailed, scientific-quality drawings, simple, accurate explanations, and fold-out pages make this a satisfying treat for gardeners young and old. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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