Search Results: "Mungo Melvin"


BOOK REVIEW

MANSTEIN by Mungo Melvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Too thick for casual readers lacking a strong interest in European history, but Melvin provides a fair, thorough reappraisal that carefully considers Manstein's military prowess while challenging his moral amnesia."
The victorious siege commander of Sevastopol garners a formal, meticulous new study. Read full book review >

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PORT MUNGO by Patrick McGrath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2004

"Dark brooding over dusty secrets in what's far from McGrath's best."
The life of a painter haunted by the death of his daughter, as related by his admiring sister: McGrath's latest is more contemplative than such turbulent tales as Asylum (1997). Read full book review >

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WHO IS MELVIN BUBBLE? by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Young readers should find him familiar, and may be moved by his example to take similar stock of themselves. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Distant cousin to "The Blind Men and the Elephant," this character portrait answers the title question through statements from a lad's father and mother, his best friend, his teddy bear and closet monster, the tooth fairy and other associates. Read full book review >

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MELVIN AND THE BOY by Lauren Castillo
ANIMALS
Released: July 5, 2011

"Emotionally true and therefore highly satisfying. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy wants a pet, but his parents turn down his requests until he asks to bring a turtle home from a pond in the park. Read full book review >

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CLEMENTINE AND MUNGO by Sarah Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"This is one to miss. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginative older sister answers her brother's questions about the nature of things. Read full book review >

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MELVIN THE MOUTH by Katherine Blanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Dandy and dazzling and top-notch fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A day in the youth of motor-mouth Mel Blanc, written by his daughter-in-law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"His 'noggin power' should win the day there, too. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A mix-up at the laundry leaves a fledgling superhero sans cape and powers in this laugh-laced kickoff to a new series. Read full book review >

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MUNGO AND THE SPIDERS FROM SPACE by Timothy Knapman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ardent fans of gigantic robot spiders may not mind. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mungo is obsessed with outer space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Some new information of interest to computer buffs, but much old news, too, that's been better told by others."
Disjointed survey of computer crime that sensationalizes some aspects while—seemingly whenever another journalist has been there first—downplaying others. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST BEHIND THE WALL by Melvin Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Whether the device of the ghost truly moves beyond artifice is questionable—but the loveliness of the relationship between the young and the very old, and the very real meeting of the minds therein, is spot-on. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A bored boy finds diversion and danger in the ventilation ducts of his apartment building. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Topography of Light by Melvin Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A solid book of poetry that proves that there is beauty in science—and that a poet whose work can make us see such beauty is well worth reading."
A heartfelt, intelligent collection of poems celebrating the uneasy relationship between science and emotion. Read full book review >