Search Results: "Mark Seal"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2009

"Transports readers into the midst of an incandescent, doomed life."
Zesty biography of wildlife documentarian and conservationist Joan Root (1937-2006). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Impossible to put down—Patricia Highsmith couldn't have written a more compelling thriller."
Vanity Fair contributing editor Seal (Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa, 2009) unravels the complex case of "Clark Rockefeller," a fiendishly clever con man who, over the course of three decades, insinuated himself into the highest echelons of American society using only his wits and a borrowed name. Read full book review >

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THE SEAL by M.A.  Al-Sadah
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A complex fantasy of elves, men, dwarves and orcs that needs more editing."
In this Tolkien-inspired world, elves, men and dwarves battle an evil prince intent on world domination. Read full book review >

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SEAL SONG by Andrea Spalding
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Read aloud or alone, the storytelling and illustrations work well together, creating a memorable, satisfying whole. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Finn, a fisherman's son, befriends a seal who becomes his selkie friend until she gives up her human life to rescue him in a storm. Read full book review >

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SEAL JOURNEY by Richard Sobol
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"List of seal facts. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Each year, thousands of harp seals gather on the ice packs of eastern Canada to give birth; Richard Sobol and his eight-year-old son Jonah traveled to one seal colony, 100 miles north of Prince Edward Island, to record the event. Read full book review >

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ONE SEAL by John Stadler
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A surprising last twist reveals the lone boy once again scurrying after his fleeing kite and leaves ample room for speculation as to what glorious event will occur next. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-531-33195-4 Chasing after his kite, which has been liberated by the wind, a small boy spies a solitary seal, the first in an extraordinary assortment of animals. Read full book review >

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FIRST SEAL by Roy Boehm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Strong, exciting reading, laced with military profanity and humor."
The high-adventure story of the legendary Boehm—founder and guiding spirit of the famed SEALs, a highly decorated veteran of three wars—and his tumultuous 30-year career in the US Navy. Read full book review >

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MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"An uneven book about America's black community that offers provocative ideas."
An author details his search for leadership and his plan to address the continuing effects of slavery. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S SEAL by Peter Tremayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 28, 2015

"Not for the first time, Tremayne (Atonement of Blood, 2015, etc.) packs the case with historical information that threatens to overwhelm what in this installment is a very good mystery indeed."
Sister Fidelma of Cashel, nonpareil advocate of medieval Ireland's law courts, faces one of the hardest cases in her illustrious career. Read full book review >