Search Results: "Marlene Zuk"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2013

"Nothing beats good hard data to debunk myths, and Zuk offers plenty."
Zuk (Univ. of California, Riverside; Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World, 2011, etc.) takes on those who say we are ill-suited to modern life because we are trapped in our Stone Age bodies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Plenty of intriguing questions to ponder as Zuk informs adults in a droll style that may also turn on younger readers. After all, entomology is still a field that can begin, as it did for her, with venturing into the yard to collect stuff in a glass jar."
A global sampling of the clever lives and loves of our six-legged friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sure, some of this is over the top, and Zuk is certainly not arguing against sanitation, clean water, vaccines and drugs. But her basic point—that parasites will always be with us and not always against us—is well taken."
You are what infests you—and that's not all bad, declares Zuk (Biology/UC-Riverside). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD IS A BATTLEFIELD by Marlene Perez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"Fun for the right audience. (Paranormal suspense. 10-16)"
A high-school freshman learns that she's one of a group of women who fight evil beasties in her supernatural town of Nightshade, Calif. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYRON’S MAGIC COW by Marlene Newman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A deft, daffy, thought-provoking debut for Newman. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this faintly surreal urban episode, young Myron is unwillingly dispatched to buy a container of milk, and returns to his apartment with a huge cow—purchased from a glib blonde, who claims she bought it for a handful of beans before speeding away in a car with three bears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: May 1, 1996

"In addition to history, sidebars draw readers in with provocative questions, ideas, quotations, excerpts, and suggestions. (b&w illustrations, diagrams, maps, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
USKids History: Book of the American Colonies ($21.95, $12.95 paper; May 1996; 96 pp.; 0-316-96920-6, paper 0-316-22201-1): In the Brown Paper School series, a fun but thorough look at life in the original colonies, with games and activities alongside more serious information. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED LETTERS OF ELIA KAZAN by Albert J. Devlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"An impressive work of scholarship, this collection offers a sweeping look at 60 years of American popular culture and an intimate portrait of one complex man whirling at its center."
An engrossing collection chronicles the acclaimed director's life and work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sword and The Butterfly by Matthias Wolf
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 31, 2014

"A fantastical graphic novel with superlative artwork and inventive plot devices that's somewhat marred by inadequate characterization."
Writer Wolf (Unbeatable: Hotter than Hell, 2010, etc.), debut illustrator Jimenez, and debut colorist Cabelléingeniously combine Arthurian legend and epic space opera in a new graphic novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD IS A KILLER TUNE by Marlene Perez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A solid continuation with an ending that promises further growth in characters and overarching storylines. (Paranormal suspense. 10-16) "
A Battle of the Bands brings a magical music menace to Nightshade, and Jessica and her friends must stop it. Read full book review >