Search Results: "Meryl Henderson"


BOOK REVIEW

OCTOPUSES! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Pringle inks another winner in a long series of engaging, informative invitations to explore the natural world. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
A veteran science writer introduces the most intelligent invertebrate of all, the octopus, master of camouflage. Read full book review >

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SCORPIONS! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Budding arachnologists will find this an enlightening introduction. (bibliography, pronunciation guide, resources for more information) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Veteran science writer Pringle delivers another stinging success with this fascinating look at the similarities and differences among the many varied species of these much feared but mostly misunderstood arachnids. Read full book review >

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PENGUINS! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Enthusiastic and wonderfully informative, this will grab readers and listeners alike. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This new entry in a series of popular animal books describes and illustrates 13 species of penguins, flightless southern hemisphere birds with dark backs and white fronts that spend most of their lives at sea. Read full book review >

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FROGS! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Budding herpetologists will snap this one up faster than a frog can catch a fly. (author's note, answer key, list of resources for more information) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Science writer Pringle truly delivers with his latest, a fascinating look at the similarities and differences among the many and varied species of frogs. Read full book review >

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WHALES!  by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A rare nonfiction picture book that works beautifully as a read-aloud, as a whole, it's as wonderful as the whales. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
From a take-notice beginning ("If you were a great whale, you could open your mouth wide enough to hold an elephant") to a thoughtful treatment of whale conservation at the end, Pringle (Crows, 2002, etc.) does a bang-up job on his 100th outing. Read full book review >

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SNAKES! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"This handsome science title will slide off the shelf. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The author of more than 100 books for children and teens has produced another winner in this attractive compendium of intriguing snake facts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY MELLON by Meryl Gordon
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A reverential biographical portrait and a window into 20th-century American aristocracy."
A rapturous biography of heiress and celebrated landscape gardener Rachel "Bunny" Mellon (1910-2014). Read full book review >

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SLOW DANCING WITH A STRANGER by Meryl Comer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A poignant love story with a powerful message."
Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative CEO Comer offers an unvarnished account of her experience as her husband's caretaker after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2014

"Insightful and intriguing, Gordon's book offers a rare glimpse into a privileged world—and twisted personal psychology—beyond imagining."
Magazine writer Gordon (Journalism/New York Univ.; Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach, 2008) provides an illuminating biography of the reclusive, and largely forgotten, American heiress Huguette Clark (1906-2011). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2008

"Juicy account of a shocking scandal."
New York contributing editor Gordon interviewed more than 230 people to craft this readable soap opera about a wealthy family wracked by greed and animosity. Read full book review >

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MERYL GORDON
by Megan Labrise

Meryl Gordon fashioned a career as a New York Times-bestselling biographer of heiresses and socialites. But you’d be mistaken to think gowns, glamour, glitz, and gadabouts are her crucial concern.

“My favorite subject, in all the work I do, is resilience,” says Gordon, author of Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach(2008) and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ASTEROID IMPACT by Douglas Henderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"He closes with a question-and-answer section that recounts the modern discovery of the blast's geological and paleontological evidence. (index, short bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
To eye-widening scenes of an asteroid blazing down from the heavens and creating a titanic fireball, Henderson (Dinosaur Ghosts: The Mystery of Coelophysis, 1997) matches a suitably dramatic, written account of how the Age of Dinosaurs probably came to its precipitate end. Read full book review >