Search Results: "Marc Lappe"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1991

"Still, LappÇ's knowledgeable critique of the pro-chemical arguments at least provides debating ammunition for serious nonscientists who share his concern and who can tolerate his far-from-punchy prose."
In this exploration of the health risks arising from the modern chemical revolution, concerned public-health specialist LappÇ (The Broken Code, 1985, etc.) reports not only on what the dangers are (they include agricultural pesticides, benzene in the workplace, chlorinated solvents in drinking water, ``nonreactive'' chemicals such as silicone in breast implants, and ``natural'' chemicals such as estrogens in contraceptive pills), but also on what we know; how we can know given the complexity of multiple exposure, cofactors, interactions, and delayed effects; and the policy implications of the findings he cites and the reasoning he applies. Read full book review >

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Released: June 4, 1996

"But he has succeeded in taking a subject that usually receives only skin-deep attention and making it both engaging and provocative."
From the stratum corneum to the hypodermis, an engrossing, warts-and-all census of the body's largest organ. Read full book review >

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THE SQUISHINESS OF THINGS by Marc Kompaneyets
ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Decorated with pictorial borders and elaborate, shadowy illustrations in a variety of Renaissance styles, this droll debut will appeal to readers, young or otherwise, who fancy themselves sophisticates. (Picture book. 11-13)"
Strongly influenced by Gulliver's Travels and Candide, and really written for the same audience, this visual and literary confection lampoons catalogers and other such know-it-alls. Read full book review >

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THE WAITING PLACE by Marc Sutherland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A jubilant debut, half-mad and wholly invigorating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Outrageous adventures take place at the foot of the bed when a bout of insomnia allows a child's imagination to take flight. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR MEETS THE PRESIDENT by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A weak link in this popular series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``How I Can Help Make America Great'' is the subject; Arthur thinks about how much more can be done when everyone helps, then writes his essay—and wins a national contest. Read full book review >

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THE LOVELY SUMMER by Marc Simont
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A favorite illustrator (a Caldecott medalist who in 1990 reillustrated Many Moons, to wide acclaim) depicts a summer's depredations on a garden from a rabbit family's point of view: While they timidly hang back, the burly woodchuck bulls his way into the trap set for them; thereafter, they happily enjoy the vegetables, oblivious to the gardener's distress—they even mistake a parting shake of a fist at summer's end for a friendly wave. Read full book review >

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D.W.’S LIBRARY CARD by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A great one for class visits. (Picture book. 3-6)"
D.W. has to learn to write her full name before she can check out library books with her very own card. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S FAMILY VACATION by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"On his 17th outing, Arthur continues to be an unusually likable role model; amusing, healthy fare. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Arthur would rather join his friends for baseball practice or camp, but his parents are firm: it's going to be a weeklong family vacation. Read full book review >

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HOW COME ELEPHANTS? by Marc Simont
Released: Sept. 1, 1965

"A stubbornly curious younger boy asks 'why,' gets one answer and proceeds from that to 'how come' and pushes on through the variations until the answers come full circle to the original remarks about this remarkable animal."
A junior style elephant joke pokes gentle fun at the favorite juvenile question — why. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR TURNS GREEN by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"Brown's familiar, brightly colored cartoon illustrations (printed in soy inks on recycled paper) feature schoolmates and family members sufficiently well identified that a new generation of Arthur readers could start with this timely title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Working on a school project his teacher calls "the Big Green Machine," Arthur finds many ways to save energy at home but frightens his little sister D.W., who thinks he and their father and Arthur's friend Buster might really be turning green. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE AND THE PIRATES by Marc Rosenthal
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Bound to be a family favorite oft repeated, this is one swell book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An utterly splendid bit of storytelling that acts like a cross between My Father's Dragon and Curious George, with a little Babar thrown in for good measure. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR’S PERFECT CHRISTMAS by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"It snows after all and Arthur declares, 'This is the perfect Christmas!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Arthur imagines his ideal Christmas to include snow, the perfect tree, and his favorite food, but soon realizes that life isn't always what you'd expect. Read full book review >