Search Results: "Mark Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A lively, fitting tribute to 'mankind's first international ‘big science' project.'"
A scientific adventure tale in which astronomers risk their lives, traveling the high seas in winter, trekking over ice-bound Siberia and facing deadly diseases. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2005

"Since the real Shakespeare is no longer around to stand up, such arguments are difficult to resolve. Anderson makes a spirited case, and even the staunchest anti-de Vere partisan will profit from hearing him out—though will likely remain unconvinced."
In which Shakespeare turns out to be Shake-speare, not Shakspere. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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

JESUS SOUND EXPLOSION by Mark Curtis Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Unusual, worthy of consideration, and admirable for the spiritual questions it raises."
Charming, thoughtful debut memoir of a Baptist adolescent's drift towards earthly temptation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 1998

"A fascinating portrait of lives left behind and re-created."
A vibrant, affecting collection of first-person accounts of those'some well known, some not—who fled Nazi Germany to find refuge in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORY COUNTY by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Chicken rocking her eggs to sleep, here's a cheery invitation to children to imagine stories or story stages of their own. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In a fit of metafictional worldbuilding, Farmer and four animals march gaily onto blank pages and proceed in steps to build a barn, pour out brown fields (from a bag of "Instant Farm Field"), plant tall cornstalks and haystacks, erect a scarecrow (a princess, thanks to Miss Cow) and finally paint in an evening sky. Read full book review >

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SPACE PIRATES AND THE MONSTER OF MALSWOMP by Scoular Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The didactic purpose is well-disguised, though, beneath a barrage of silly names and cliffhangers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The food-loving computer and multispecies crew of pirate ship Sleepy Sheep land on planet Pancayke in search of hidden treasure. Read full book review >

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A DAY AT THE MARKET by Sara Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Despite some specific signage, the setting is generalized enough to stand in for similar markets almost anywhere, and the kaleidoscopic art nicely captures both the venue's characteristic bustle and its rich sensory experience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bright, cut-paper-style illustrations compensate for decidedly patchwork rhyming in this affectionate tribute to Seattle's Pike Place Market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE BURT AND WIGGLES by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A pure pleasure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two best friends fail to keep summer from ending, but won't let winter end their friendship. Read full book review >

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TICK-TOCK by Lena Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 1998

"The book will sing to those who love Jill Murphy's A Quiet Night In (1994), and translates beautifully to uses in foster-care and group-home situations. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This bedtime story, populated with a variety of toy-like animals, will strike a chord with readers accustomed to wearing out their caregivers. Read full book review >

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HEDGEHOG’S SECRET by Lena Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2001

"It's a great place to be,' ' says Hedgehog—and that's the spirit that pervades this tender episode. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The motherly hedgehog who welcomed visiting friends in Tea For Ten (2000) is suddenly meeting them at the door with " ‘I really don't have time just now, / I hope you'll understand somehow. / We'll eat and play another day, / but now I have to go, okay?' " Soon Pig, little Teddy, Elephant, and Lottie, a human child, are lined up on the bench beneath Hedgehog's window, wondering what's up. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE'S NEW PET by Brian Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Creepy, kooky and deftly delivered, this dark story offers a bright ending for readers who might think they've just outgrown fairy tales. (Picture book. 5-10)"
When the Queen died and her bereft king banished color from the kingdom, Prince Viridian's world turned the gloomiest gray. A mysterious present (a cute, colorful creature called a wooglefoof) crashes his birthday party and changes all that, spiriting its garish stripes across the castle and sending the king's Color Snatcher in fiendish, feverish pursuit. Read full book review >