Search Results: "Mark Hallett"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This large-size potboiler is strictly marginal. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
"Inside the dark cave, the huge bear reared up on its hind legs and snarled, revealing long, pointed teeth . . . " So says the blurb, but in the text, the author states: " . . . experts have concluded that for all their massive bodies, long claws, and pointed canine teeth . . . cave bears were mostly plant-eaters." Read full book review >

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THE PUZZLE OF THE DINOSAUR-BIRD by Miriam Schlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Despite the lack of answers, readers will relish the mystery; Hallett's excellent drawings and diagrams clarify and add interest to an already informative and challenging book. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Schlein (More Than One, p. 1047, etc.), subtitling this ``The Story of Archaeopteryx,'' tells how in 1861 the fossil remains of an unusual Jurassic-era creature were found in Germany. Read full book review >

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WILD HORSES by Kelly Milner Halls
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A thorough and useful volume. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Discovered in 1979 by two hikers in New Mexico, Seismosaurus was even bigger than Ultrasaurus or Supersaurus—a giant sauropod estimated to have been 150 feet long and to have weighed ten EEUs (Equivalent Elephant Units), approximately 50 tons. Read full book review >

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GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Due to the volume's design, some will not find it useful as a standard reference book (we must search for dates), but most readers will delight in touring the deep, tangled wood of a most astonishing life with a most engaging and learned guide."
A dexterous delineation of the celebrated Italian writer Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863-1938), who mastered poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction, women and war but stumbled elsewhere. 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

LIZARD FROM THE PARK by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"As independent as Max and Ruby, as creative as purple-crayon-wielding Harold, and as dedicated a friend as Charlotte's Wilbur, Leonard will delight kids of all ages, regardless of habitat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The tale of a sizable sidekick for one competent kid. Read full book review >

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AKIKO AND THE MISSING MISP by Mark Crilley
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Thanks to plenty of fill-in references to her previous adventures, new readers can easily delve into this installment, although most will likely seek out prior volumes to catch up on more of Akiko's intergalactic escapades. (art not seen) (Science fiction. 8-10)"
Now in sixth grade, spunky, pigtailed Akiko is back for her tenth Smoovian adventure. Read full book review >

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MIKI FALLS: SPRING by Mark Crilley
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"A stark departure from Crilley's previous Akiko series, Miki Falls is a ruminative look at a love and a richly developed labyrinth of fantasy and secrets. (Graphic novel. 12-16)"
A young girl's journey into love evolves with the seasons in the stellar first volume of a quartet. Read full book review >

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DOOM MACHINE by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Though the author gives most of the active roles to the grown-ups, leaving Jack and his science-crazy new friend Isadora largely observers, his feeling for oddball characters and twists recalls Adam Rex's The True Meaning of Smekday (2007) and should draw the same audience. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
A small band of more-or-less ordinary Earth humans takes on a galactic empire in Teague's first full-blown novel (Funny Farm, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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RABBIT’S WOOLY SWEATER by Mark Birchall
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"While perhaps not the most mannerly of stories, Birchall's delightfully naughty tale is good, er, clean fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This first solo outing by the illustrator of The Wrong Overcoat (2000) is a wry tale with a familiar ring. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SHORTCUT by Mark  Teague
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Readers who have found themselves tardy and lacking suitable excuses will prize the brio of Wendell and Floyd. (Picture book. 5+)"
Teague (who illustrated Audrey Wood's The Flying Dragon Room, p. 75) takes the sidelong view of life in this story about Wendell and Floyd, who are chronically late for school. Read full book review >