Search Results: "Mark Richardson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Heavy traveling joined with hagiography: a bit more motorcycle maintenance than Zen."
Toronto Star motorcycle and auto editor Richardson takes a compulsive road trip poised on the pillion seat with Phaedrus at the handlebars. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET ELEPHANT OF HARLAN KOOTER by Dean Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"More experienced heads will nod. (Fiction. 7-10)"
What happens to Harlan Kooter when Hannibal, an elephant, escapes from a circus and finds shelter in his mother's garage. Read full book review >

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ERIC IN THE LAND OF THE INSECTS by Godfried Bomans
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"Still, those with an eye for the unusual (or who are fresh from James and the Giant Peach) will find much to savor here. (Fiction. 9-12)"
With a schoolboy's certainty that something wonderful is about to happen, Eric is only a little startled when the ancestral portraits in his bedroom become animated. Read full book review >

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THE LETTERS OF ROBERT FROST, VOLUME 1 by Robert Frost
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"Judiciously annotated with a biographical glossary of correspondents and an indispensable chronology, this volume may well inspire a Frost renaissance."
Letters illuminate the life of an iconic American poet. Read full book review >

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GRUNT by John Richardson
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"A light-hearted tale that sends a worthwhile message to children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A melancholy runt learns about happiness and self-acceptance from a genial boar. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF WINDJAMMER by V.A. Richardson
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2003

"Richardson sets the stage for sequels from the first chapter on, but few readers are likely to want to read them. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Stronger on 17th-century historical detail than plot or character, this overblown series opener stars a dimwitted, unlikable Amsterdam teenager who suddenly finds himself heir to a family business tottering on the edge of bankruptcy. Read full book review >

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AFTER HAMELIN by Bill Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Likely to attract lovers of fairy-tales, but it will disappoint. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An expansion of the classic story of the pied piper, this tells of young Penelope, left behind when the piper returns for the children of Hamelin after saving the town from rats. Read full book review >

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THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER by Tony Richardson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"They should have talked- -though Richardson sparkles here nonetheless. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photos)"
A lean, mean, and ultimately engaging autobiography by the British producer-director, finished six years before his death from AIDS in 1991. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"Richardson (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a memoir, 1999), once head of Christie's US operations and now a contributor to Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, etc., proves again that he's one of our foremost biographers."
Engaging essays about an odd mix of artists, writers, tycoons, trendsetters, and con guys from the worlds of literature and art. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF INTELLIGENCE by Ken Richardson
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2000

"Good and provocative insights here—enough to fuel debate, put genetic determinists in their place, and maybe get neuroscientists, psychologists, anthropologists, and linguists to talk to each other instead of plying their separate trades."
A provocative attack on most past and present theories of intelligence by British psychologist Richardson (Origins of Human Potential, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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BACHELOR BROTHERS' BED AND BREAKFAST by Bill Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"By and large, a collection of cloying cuteness and failed wit."
Broadcaster Richardson, billed as Canada's Garrison Keillor, suffers from the literary humorist's bane: He shoots for whimsy, but ends up wallowing in clichÇ. Read full book review >