Search Results: "Martin Kemp"


BOOK REVIEW

LEONARDO by Martin Kemp
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A noble attempt to bring a legend down to earth."
Another stab at decoding the real da Vinci. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HUMPTY DUMPTY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Readers will linger over each tableau on the page as if it were a landscape. (Pop-up. 2-4)"
Humpty Dumpty ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 10 pp.; 0-525-67540-X): Here's one version of this verse where the egg hero doesn't end up scrambled! Read full book review >

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A Yooper’s Summer on Isle Royale by Dan Kemp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2013

"A lighthearted novel that makes for a fine summertime diversion."
Michigan native Kemp offers a hilarious personal story of a madcap summer—disguised as fiction to protect the not-so-innocent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Kemp's grace and insight into a complex cultural scenario forms a combination that's hard to beat."
When cultural suppression transforms into cultural embrace, with music the vehicle, it's a beautiful thing, and music critic Kemp drives home the impact on Southern music in turning an entire nation's head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"Bargain-barrel culture for those who measure their attention span in sound bites."
With little more of a unifying theme than the notion that we need these heroines now more than ever, this superficial salute to American women feels less like an anthology than a garage sale. Read full book review >

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RHINOS DON'T EAT PANCAKES by Anna Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Amusing and whimsical. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A purple rhino moves in and the adults are oblivious. What's a kid to do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2017

"An honest, revealing glimpse of the dangers inherent in acting on good intentions based on ignorance."
A U.S. Marine recounts his experiences in combat leading the first Iraqi Army battalion trained by the American military. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2010

"Clear chapter organization and a thorough index make this a useful tool regardless of a reader's level of commitment to healthy living."
Kemp offers a practical guide to healthy living, drawn from the author's life as well as advice from nutritional and medical experts. Read full book review >