Search Results: "Mitch Vane"


BOOK REVIEW

POODLE AND HOUND by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"Vane's humorous watercolors, especially Poodle's creative outfits, add some depth to these stories, but they lack spark. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Friends Poodle and Hound learn to understand each other in three related short stories for new readers. Read full book review >

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A MOUNTAIN OF MITTENS by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"A happy and sublimely silly tale—but why is a book about mittens publishing in the summer? (Picture book. 4-7)"
Where do all those lost mittens go? Read full book review >

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THE PATCH by Justina Chen Headley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Who knows—maybe eye patches will become accessorizing statements, but for an issue-driven offering, this one's not bad. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is an unlikely hook to hang a story on, but since nearly five percent of children experience the condition, and may feel a twinge of discomfort regarding its treatment, the time has definitely come for this issue. Read full book review >

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VANE PURSUIT by Charlotte MacLeod
Released: April 10, 1989

Back to Balaclava Junction and its sometime sleuth, Professor Peter Shandy of the local agricultural college (The Corpse in Oosak's Pond, etc.), for more far-fetched criminal activity amongst the strange-sounding names and homey kitchens. Read full book review >

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MITCH AND AMY by Alan Tiegreen
FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1967

"Amy conquers multiplication and Mitch advances to Wild Bill Hickok —a successful future seems assured."
It's twins this time at Mrs. Cleary's—nine years old and doing fine, thank you, after a slow start. Read full book review >

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A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2005

"A talented writer's bold step forward. Let's hope Cullin isn't finished with Sherlock Holmes."
This wistful portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in old age is a real departure from Cullin's previous up-and-down fiction (Undersurface, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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WILLY SLATER'S LANE by Mitch Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 1997

"A modest mixture of Sherwood Anderson and Erskine Caldwell, with some perfectly observed characters in a narrative that is winningly sweet without being sentimental."
Charming, upbeat first novel set in Ohio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Too often, though, Gelman's self-absorbed approach gets in the way of the terrific stories he has to tell; for the real moxie, read Buchanan."
A tumultuous year (1989) in the life of a cub crime-reporter for New York Newsday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 2017

"Though repetitive, an eye-opening look at the ways of the world—at least the world as the cool kids know it."
For those who wish they sat at the popular kids' table back in the day comes this intriguing treatise on how popularity works, sometimes for good, sometimes for ill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2015

"A visionary, engaging book that offers real insight into an exciting alternative method for operating a business."
In this forward-looking debut, a former CEO and business coach promotes a plan to transform traditionally run businesses into "virtual" organizations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 21, 2013

"Lively tips and practical advice pinned to a presentation of emerging digital technologies."
Information Technology and marketing guru Joel (Six Pixels of Separation: Everyone Is Connected. Connect Your Business to Everyone, 2010) lays out his vision for how businesses and individuals must re-organize themselves to make it in the upcoming upgrade of the digital world. Read full book review >