Search Results: "Mark W. Moffett"


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FACE TO FACE WITH FROGS by Mark W. Moffett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Like others in the Face to Face series, this is more useful for encouraging the sense of wonder than for research. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Biologist Moffett describes some unusual frogs he has met on assignment for National Geographic magazine. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 24, 1992

"Ecologically correct, with lots of well-handled teenage angst and convincing down-home detail; but—though the foreground is fine—the background remains nebulous, and readers curious about the Big Picture will find little but frustration here."
Moffett's sequel to the Ragged World (1991): a near-future saga of furry alien overlords demanding ecological retrenchment; judging by the evidence here, she's dug in for a long series, since none of the outstanding issues are settled or even given much of a workout. Read full book review >

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FURTHER INTERPRETATIONS OF REAL-LIFE EVENTS by Kevin Moffett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"A well-honed but emotionally distant experiment in the manifestation of character."
A multi-award-winning short story leads this showcase of desert-dry tales of life's rich pageant. Read full book review >

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"Cathartic and cautionary."
The poignant story of Moffett's wife's Early Onset Alzheimer's disease. Read full book review >

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PERMANENT VISITORS by Kevin Moffett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Low-key yet sharp stories, etched with a humane vision."
Joint winner of the 2006 John Simmons Short Fiction Award, this collection piercingly depicts idiosyncratic perspectives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The book could use more edge, both in its prose and its attitude toward experts, but it should aid anybody engaged with this vital issue. (Author tour)"
A thoughtful, evenhanded, and accessible mix of reporting and analysis concerning population control, by the diplomatic correspondent of the Christian Science Monitor. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK DRAGON by Julian Sedgwick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A clever mashup of crime drama and magical realism makes for an auspicious series start. (Adventure. 8-11)"
When a mysterious explosion closes his boarding school early, 12-year-old Danny Woo accompanies his journalist aunt to Hong Kong. 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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THE SILENT HISTORY by Eli Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"An intriguing but less propulsive entry in an unusually robust year for linguistic thrillers."
The world reels with shock and dismay when an entire generation of children is born without the ability to create or comprehend language. Read full book review >

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MOON BEARS by Mark Newman
by Mark Newman, photographed by Mark Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pair this with the collages and more lyrical text of Brenda Z. Guiberson and Ed Young's Moon Bear (2010) to extend the conversation with young readers and listeners. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A wildlife photographer's images and accompanying descriptions of individual Asian moon bears from animal-rescue centers in Vietnam and China introduce these appealing creatures. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL AND THE BICYCLE by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Like an old black-and-white movie, this companion to The Boy and the Airplane (2013) will remain charming and relevant—the old story about what you get when you give never really gets old. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A girl spies a gleaming bike in a shop window and decides to earn enough money doing yardwork to buy it. Read full book review >