Search Results: "Maris Wicks"


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HUMAN BODY THEATER by Maris Wicks
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"It's a lot to take in at one sitting, but this anatomical extravaganza really gets to the heart of the matter. Not to mention the guts, nerves, veins, bones…. (glossary, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 12-14)"
A theatrical introduction to human anatomy, as well-choreographed as it is informative. Read full book review >

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PRIMATES by Jim Ottaviani
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"More story than study, the book provides an accessible introduction to Goodall's, Fossey's and Galdikas' lives and work. (afterword, bibliography) (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
Veteran science writer Ottaviani (Feynman, 2011, etc.) teams up with illustration newcomer Wicks in this semifictionalized overview of the "Trimates," three women primatologists championed by Louis Leakey. Read full book review >

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YES, LET'S by Galen Goodwin Longstreth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Ready the backpacks—this is sure to inspire many a family. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Tag along on a family's hiking trip as they enjoy (mostly) the great outdoors and (almost always) each other. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 1998

"Ton Segev's The First Israelis) do a better job of telling the same story. (50 b&w photos)"
An overly brief history of the struggle for a Jewish state, from the British conquest of Palestine during WWI (1917) through Israel's war of independence and its first year of nationhood (1949). Read full book review >

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AMERICAN FALLOUT by Brandon Wicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"Wicks' stylistic reach sometimes exceeds his grasp, but overall this is a promising first novel about family, domesticity, and the ties that bind, whether we want them to or not."
In this alternately prolix and poignant debut, a young gay man, long estranged from his parents, heads south to retrieve his ailing mother after the suicide of his father. Read full book review >

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EAT CROW AND DIE by Maris Soule
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2015

"P.J.'s third (As the Crow Flies, 2011, etc.) provides plenty of suspects and motives while delving deeper into a fraught romantic relationship."
An accountant with sleuthing experience works to prove her boyfriend innocent of murder. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF TERROR by Maris Soule
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2017

"Soule takes a break from her P.J. Benson series (Eat Crow and Die, 2015, etc.) for a hair-raising thriller that breaks no new ground but has all the excitement it needs to keep you reading."
An Alaska cop whose past is shrouded in secrecy must deal with a crime that revives all her horrifying memories. Read full book review >

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AS THE CROW FLIES by Maris Soule
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2011

"Combines just the right amount of romance with a puzzle good enough to keep readers guessing."
A speech on scams that rural Michigan CPA P.J. Benson (The Crows, 2007) gives at a local library plunges her into a second murder investigation. Read full book review >

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THE CROWS by Maris Soule
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"Veteran romancer Soule skillfully combines suspense, mystery and romance in a fast-moving tale."
Beware the menace posed by a dying man, a sniper in the woods and killer ladybugs. Read full book review >

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MAGIC TRICKS WITH COINS, CARDS AND EVERYDAY OBJECTS by Jake Banfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Tricks sure to disarm even someone with a bad case of the grumps. (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
A sunny array of card, coin, and doodad magic tricks presented in step-by-step format. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE DRAGEENA by Michael  Wicks
Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"Fun, cute illustrations bring this simple story to life."
Wicks (Pepe and Seymour's Adventure, 2009) delivers a charming children's book paired with delightful illustrations by Essa, structured around the adventures of a princess and her new friend, a rare purple and white "drageena." Read full book review >

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PERSPECTIVE by Robert J. Wicks
NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2014

"Readers familiar with the territory will find helpful suggestions but little that is new or original."
A self-help survey of therapeutic practices based on wellness rather than sickness as a model. Read full book review >