Search Results: "Lynn Darling"


BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE WOODS by Lynn Darling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Evocative ruminations on getting older and discovering the links between nature and self."
One woman's melancholic search for herself amid the woods of Vermont. Read full book review >

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NECESSARY SINS by Lynn Darling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2007

"Unsettling and absorbing."
Multilayered memoir chronicles a young woman's growth into adulthood, probing the ethics of adultery and portraying an enviable, mature marriage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1993

"Meanwhile, a perverse thought keeps stirring: Isn't this solipsism turned inside out?"
In another speculative volume, Darling (Deep Time, 1989) foresees a grand and glorious future as he ponders the nature and destiny of humanity. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BABYSIT AN ORANGUTAN by Kathy Darling
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A final page gives orangutan facts; on the dust jacket, readers are invited to adopt an orangutan orphan for $50 a year. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The Darlings (Kangaroos, 1993, etc.) open their book by explaining the need for human baby-sitters: ``Orangutan babies are cute and cuddly,'' they note, which is why ``greedy animal dealers'' capture the babies for sale, often killing mother orangutans in the attempt. Read full book review >

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KANGAROOS by Kathy Darling
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Kangaroo Facts''; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
Another in the Darlings' excellent ``On Location'' series (Walrus, 1991, etc.)—a survey of the ``sixty different kinds of kangaroos,'' including wallabies, quokkas, and pademelons, with outstanding color photos taken at seven Australian locations. Read full book review >

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OTIS SPOFFORD by Louis Darling
FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1953

"He throws wonderful spitballs in the classroom, gets chummy with a rat in the science lab, has the honor of collecting bugs for a local high school football hero-before he and Ellen- whom he bullies continually- finally have it out on the ice pond."
Perhaps not as spontaneous as her Henry Huggins and Ellen Tebbits stories, this still has some mighty funny moments and follows the infectious misdemeanours of Ellen's contemporary, Otis. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE by Beverly Cleary
Released: Sept. 22, 1965

"The whimsy is slight— the story is not— and both its interest and its vocabulary are for the youngest members of this age group."
Beverly Cleary has written all kinds of books (the most successful ones about the irrepressible Henry Huggins) but this is her first fantasy. Read full book review >

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DESERT BABIES by Kathy Darling
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"A companion volume, Seashore Babies (0-8027-8476-3; PLB -8477-1), describes 14 sea animals. (map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Budding naturalists will enjoy these brief, colorful portraits of 14 desert animals, familiar and strange, including the camel, caracal, gemsbok, mouse, uromastyx, quokka, coyote, emu, lemur, rattlesnake, tarantula, nilgai, tortoise, and vulture. Read full book review >

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TASMANIAN DEVIL by Kathy Darling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1992

"Fact summary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Tracking a bad-tempered marsupial that looks like a chunky rat, a mother-daughter science duo provides first-rate photos and fascinating facts about this endangered animal. Read full book review >

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WALRUS by Kathy Darling
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"Migration chart; brief walrus facts; index. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Outstanding full-color photos and a delightfully informative text document bull walruses in their summer habitat off the coast of Siberia. Read full book review >