Search Results: "Marty Crump"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A portion of the sales will be donated to the Komodo Survival Program. (bibliography, further reading, glossary, websites, index, author's note) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Thousands of years ago, the Komodo dragon may have inspired dragon legends in China and beyond. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF DARWIN'S FROG by Marty Crump
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"An attractively designed and informative introduction to a fascinating amphibian full of strange surprises. (glossary, bibliography, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
In an engaging blend of biology and history, frog scientist Crump tells the story of how we have come to know what we do about one of the world's most unusual frogs. Read full book review >

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TWELVE TERRIBLE THINGS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Turns the terrible into the terrific. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"I'm warning you. If you turn the page, you are going to see some terrible things." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Sturdy, unadorned historical fiction. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After his father's death, 12-year-old Ben feels he must bring his big brother Reuben back from the war to help his mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Liberating Tomas by David Marty
Released: July 8, 2016

"An uneven, unsurprising, but still quite sweet coming-of-age novel."
In Marty's (Living Beyond Rainbows, 2010) debut novel, a young, gay American has a sexual awakening in 1970s Europe.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Love and Death by Marty Lewinter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2015

"Strong themes keep these traditional poems from feeling outdated."
Lewinter (Elementary Number Theory with Programming, 2015, etc.) channels Tennyson and Dickinson in well-constructed but old-fashioned poems about loss and the search for true love.Read full book review >

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THE TIGER BEETLE BAND by Marty Funcell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An entertaining choice for parents wanting to introduce favorite bands to their lap readers."
A beetle finds his life forever changed in this sendup of classic rock with an insect spin by a singer/songwriter and debut children's book author. Read full book review >

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Moonin Canoe & White Owl by Marty Napierski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2016

"While it offers a confusing plot, this Western novel about a gold heist delivers plenty of exhilarating characters and madcap escapades."
Welcome to Blazing Saddles, with a much larger cast.Read full book review >

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TITANICAT by Marty Crisp
by Marty Crisp, illustrated by Robert Papp
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Still, this will please young Titanicophiles and some kitten fans. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Young Jim Mulholland's very excited to be a cabin boy on the new ship Titanic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Unfortunately, recent experience suggests that humans may be more prickly than porcupines."
Marty (Religion/Univ. of Chicago; The Glory and the Power, 1992, etc.) struggles to define a moderate position within an emotionally charged debate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTIAN WORLD by Martin E. Marty
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Sturdy church history, vivified by a fresh, though not always seamless approach."
Christian history within the context of continents as well as content. Read full book review >

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THE VALLEY OF SECRETS by Charmian Hussey
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Crump contributes small, atmospheric chapter-head scenes, which don't help to plug the holes in this leaky, agenda-driven tale. (lists of species, multimedia resources) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Hussey stretches a short story's worth of ineptly developed plot over tedious rambles about the Cornish countryside, un-compelling mysteries revealed with agonizing slowness, prolonged flashbacks in the form of passages from an old diary, and whiny rants against faceless rain-forest despoilers. Read full book review >