Search Results: "Margaret A. Weitekamp"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A rare chance to shine for the former ninth planet. (photos and additional detail, 'Note from the Museum,' suggested reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Is it a planet? A dwarf planet? What's up with that mysterious body that, even in our best telescopes, floats tantalizingly at the edge of visibility? Read full book review >

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Released: March 26, 1997

"If Hagen is on to something, her grating, absolutist style makes her a poor advocate for her provocative hypothesis. (Radio satellite tour)"
As its title indicates, this is an unqualified jeremiad against what the author feels is the ``psychologization'' of the American legal system. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 1995

"But it is an excellent starting place for anyone unfamiliar with the radical shift psychoanalytic thinking has undergone since Freud."
Mitchell and Black bring clarity to the complex, confusing world of contemporary psychoanalysis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2015

"Never fails to bring gratuitous academic heft to the instinctive, ancient principles of simple bartering."
Business school professors attempt to teach the art of negotiation with a mix of psychology and basic economic logic. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN OF HER TRIBE by Margaret A. Robinson
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

A penetrating story of a young woman learning to cope with the conflicting demands of her parents' white and Native American cultures. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Memoir will likely please Hunter S. Thompson fans and appeal to readers with an interest in the beginnings of the post-modern era or the personal sacrifices involved in bringing serious written work to fruition."
Harrell's memoir details her relationships with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky and Jan Mensaert, and how these partners influenced her life by the way in which they lived their own. Read full book review >

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LADDERTOP by Orson Scott Card
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"An intriguing beginning; readers will clamor for the follow-up. (Graphic science fiction. 12 & up)"
A high-octane outer-space adventure slated to be the first in a twosome. Read full book review >

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CROW MADE A FRIEND by Margaret Peot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A brightly illustrated story perfect for the very beginner reader. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Crow is alone. How will he make a friend? Read full book review >

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BOOM, BABY, BOOM BOOM! by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"One cool Mama, one cunning baby and five opportunistic animals—yum, yum, fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This reissue of Mahy's 1997 publication illustrated by Patricia MacCarthy rings with her familiar, infectious rhythm and repetition and is rejuvenated with new illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"But fun's the main event, in the form of an incredibly intricate plot and continuous wordplay and hilarity- -enough for a dozen more ordinary books. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In the antic spirit of The Blood-and-Thunder Adventure on Hurricane Peak (1989), another from the irrepressible New Zealander's past—published abroad in 1983, a farce involving a young man who escapes managing "Ye Olde Pyratte Shippe Tea Shoppe" to set sail with his staff, already suitably costumed, in the shop/ship, now christened the Sinful Sausage in honor of their hoped-for exploits. Read full book review >

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A BUSY DAY FOR A GOOD GRANDMOTHER by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"A delight. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Urgently, Scrimshaw telephones his mother for help: Wanda's left him with Sweeney, who's teething, and only some of his grandmother's cock-a-hoop honey cake will mollify him. Read full book review >

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PLEASE DON’T TEASE TOOTSIE by Margaret Chamberlain
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Eyebrows resume contented position. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Tootsie's angry eyebrows on the cover say it all: Don't mess with the cat. Read full book review >