Search Results: "Lyanda Lynn Haupt"


BOOK REVIEW

MOZART'S STARLING by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"Linguists, audiologists, ornithologists, music historians, and Mozart's many biographers contribute to this lively investigation of a small wild bird."
A bird lover discovers the joys of living with a starling. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 27, 2009

"A fresh take on conscious living in the everyday world."
A self-described posthippie ecofeminist offers a quiet, genial book of "hopeful possibility" amid the current ecological crisis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"A useful aggregation of timely information and personal insight that will provide clarity, if not comfort, for single women over 30 still set on having kids."
The executive editor of Plum, a magazine for pregnant women over 35, considers the myriad choices available to women who want children but haven't found Mr. Right. Read full book review >

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MY DOG TRUFFLE by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"A companion volume, My Cat Tuna (0-688-16874-4) uses an identical format and features an inquisitive green-eyed orange tiger cat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curly-haired, brown dog named Truffle takes a winter walk in this little book about the five senses intended for very young children. Read full book review >

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INTO THE ICE by Lynn Curlee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1998

From Curlee (Ships of the Air, 1996, etc.), a riveting history of Arctic exploration that begins, appropriately, with the Inuit, who moved into that bleak and treacherous land after the Ice Age. Read full book review >

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CHERRY PIES AND LULLABIES by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"A music sheet is included for the lullaby, as well as a family tree, an author's note on her family history, and a page depicting the generations of the homes of her relatives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-688-13392-4 From Reiser (Best Friends Think Alike, 1997, etc.), an original and attractive tribute to feminine arts and crafts, in a personal history of one family's changing traditions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2014

"Zoological eye candy captured with a keen eye and adventurous spirit."
An impressive coffee-table book brimming with a couple's beautiful photographs of exotic wildlife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLPARK by Lynn Curlee
SPORTS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The volume arrives with the new season, and readers who need encouragement to get out to the ballpark will surely find it here. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. All ages)"
Adding to an impressive and growing body of work about important places, Curlee here celebrates America's "green cathedrals," offering a fine survey of American history through the story of baseball. Read full book review >

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MARGARET AND MARGARITA/MARGARITA Y MARGARET by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Constructed with unusual imagination and care, a bilingual story that makes a perfect first bridge from either language to the other, with simple but expressive art that will help define the words for new readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On the left, Margaret (carrying toy rabbit Susan) and her mother come to the park, though the child protests that ``There is no one to play with''; on the right are Margarita, her mother, and a cat named Susana holding the identical conversation—in Spanish. Read full book review >

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TWO MICE IN THREE FABLES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"The predatory elements and pithy morals give this a sting that most preschoolers will appreciate. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Three tiny ``fables'' about two mice and the animals that try to catch them—simple sentences, simple plots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND THE NORTHERN LIGHTS by Lynn Blaikie
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Rich colors and mystical details, particularly in the several wordless spreads, give the art a metaphysical air that may draw susceptible viewers, but Blaikie's writing won't make a positive impression. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this Canadian import, a rhymed invocation to Raven accompanies stylized, crackle-finished batiks depicting faceless human figures (plus the occasional angel) in leggings and fringed overcoats dancing beneath stars or the Northern Lights with creatures of land and sea. Read full book review >