Search Results: "Neil McLeod"


BOOK REVIEW

KANGAROOS by Denise Burt
by Denise Burt, photographed by Neil McLeod
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"The pictures documenting the development of the kangaroo embryo from smaller than bean-sized to full-grown joey, poking from his mother's pouch, are especially appealing. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The brief text here is informative, but the color photos of the varied kangaroo clan (including the wallaroo, brindled nailtail wallaby, and red kangaroo), taken in Australia's outback, are outstanding. Read full book review >

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NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"An ambling and chatty road trip journal that becomes a surprisingly meaningful rumination on getting old without fading away."
Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE BARD'S BANQUET by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The constant suspense, innocent romance, a lovely recipe for scones, and the flamboyant, irrepressible chef will captivate fans of the series and impel new readers to the nearest bookstore or library. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Neil Flambé, 15-year-old culinary genius, contends with Shakespearean lore in this fifth addition to the mystery series that highlights his name (and sensitive nose). Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE CRUSADER'S CURSE by Kevin Sylvester
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"This is a funny book, chock full of action, slapstick, puns and eccentrics. Fans of the first two will eat it up. (Mystery. 12-14)"
This mystery/adventure, third in the series, begins in Vancouver, Canada, then takes a side trip to Paris, leaving a trail of amusement and mayhem. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Also real is the fact that Tammy's tenacity is never fully appreciated, even as she softens her principles and becomes slightly more understanding than seemed possible in the beginning. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the summer of 1969, when astronauts land on the moon, and Tamara Ann Simpson is not having a good time. Read full book review >

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EXPLORE THE COSMOS LIKE NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON by CAP Saucier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Better ventures into the high frontier abound—and so do better profiles of our leading living science popularizer. (notes, glossary, bibliography, no index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A tour of the solar system and the cosmos beyond, with a celebrity guide standing by. Read full book review >

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EARN IT! by Cinders McLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"The joy in hard work, above and beyond the gratification, feels absent in Bunnyland, which is a serious downer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Everyone, bunnies included, must learn to make money the old-fashioned way. By earning it. Read full book review >

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SUPERHERO ABC by Bob McLeod
ABC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"This frothy mix of laughs, giggles and expertly drawn, melodramatically posed Good Guys zeroes in on its target audience with superhuman accuracy and action. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Veteran comic-book artist McLeod presents an alphabetical gallery of newly minted superheroes—from Astro-Man, who is "Always Alert for An Alien Attack" to the Zinger, Zanily Zigzagging through the Zero Zone. Read full book review >

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GODHEAD by Greg McLeod
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A novel combination of worlds and characters in an ambitious, cutting story that's occasionally overcomplicated."
From author McLeod (The King of Dreams, 2014), an epic fantasy novel spanning Earth and mythical lands. Read full book review >