Search Results: "Martin Milligan"


BOOK REVIEW

ON BLINDNESS by Bryan Magee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Milligan and Magee's tangling with philosophic theories of knowledge detracts from their intelligent, unfortunately truncated dialogue of the experience of sightlessness."
Two philosophers, one blind since just after birth, exchange views more over their philosophic differences than their perceptual ones. Read full book review >

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TAKE TO THE HIGHWAY by Bryce Milligan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Sure-handed verse work in multiple registers."
In a new collection "for travelers," Milligan sometimes races and sometimes tools along; no matter the speed, it's a pleasing ride. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF IRELAND AND THE THREE MAGIC STALLIONS by Bryce Milligan
ADVENTURE
Released: March 15, 2003

"For tellers, then, not readers. (author's source notes) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
A stepmother's endeavor to give a kingdom to her own sons sends the real heir on a quest that offers another story. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2013

"Well-researched, exciting and thoughtful about the real losses of war."
In 1697, two 12-year-old boys—one French, one English—ship out to Hudson Bay in this YA novel based on historical events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ABC by Susi Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"If older volumes of simple alphabet books have seen better days, this one will fill the bill for a replacement. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This alphabet of the animal kingdom has a Victorian-scrapbook feel. Read full book review >

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ABC USA by Martin Jarrie
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 15, 2005

"EWSLUGp2004, illustrated by Ann Boyajian, is only the latest of several more reliable sources. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Using long, stylized figures on chipped-paint backgrounds for a folk-art look, Jarrie tours common US sights, locales and symbols in this alphabetical showcase. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"Children will respond to this with amusement, and the theme is a worthy one. (Picture book. 7-8)"
A toy bear plays conflict resolution specialist in this post-modern episode from the illustrator of Eric Sanvoisin's The Ink Drinker (1998). Read full book review >

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WAR DOG by Martin Booth
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"All readers will be stirred by the heroic canine's adventures. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In his first novel for young readers, Booth (Dreaming of Samarkand, 1990, etc.) introduces Jet, a black Labrador hero in the tradition of Rin Tin Tin. Read full book review >