Search Results: "Mark Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

MEET ME IN ATLANTIS by Mark Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"Fact or fiction, Atlantis, as the author ably demonstrates, still has the power to enthrall inquiring minds."
Fun, enthusiastic exploration of the fabled lost city of Atlantis and the fascinating group of diverse personalities who have dedicated their lives to proving its existence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2009

"A funny, informative history of a true American eccentric and the national preoccupation with health and fitness."
The long life and strange times of the forgotten Father of Physical Culture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2011

"A funny, erudite retrospection offering more subtle and lasting rewards than the usual package tour."
Intent on undertaking an audacious open-air exploit, but lacking even rudimentary camping skills or basic gear, an adventure-travel writer recounts his unconventional trek to the mysterious Machu Picchu. Read full book review >

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"With wonderful pictures and well-worded descriptions, this picture book will be an excellent supplement to grade-school lessons on grammar."
Dolinskiy's debut picture book explains parts of speech in rhyming text accompanied by Adams' phenomenal illustrations. Read full book review >

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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CAMP FOSSIL EYES by Mark Abley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Adams's cartoonish color illustrations appear on most pages to break up the text and add a light touch, but they can't save a misdirected effort that could have been better. (glossary, further reading, selected sources, index) (Fiction. 9-11)"
Fifteen-year-old Jill Boswell and her 13-year-old brother, Alex, are sent off to camp in the badlands of (presumably) Alberta, while their parents move across the continent to start new jobs. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1990

"Surprisingly mature reflections on the environment—with Adams's trademark comedy humming along at high pitch: eco-humor comes of age."
Despite the joint authorship, this is Adams's (The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, etc.) book, written in the first-person and marked by his singular nose for absurdities, as he and zoologist Cawardine—who contributes an epilogue—tour the world on the track of rare or endangered species. Read full book review >

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GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

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GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

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DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >