Search Results: "Paul Cox"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW THE WORLD BREAKS by Stan Cox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2016

"Though short on a clear thesis, the book is strong on examples of human adaptation in the face of catastrophe."
A frightening, from-the-trenches overview of "natural" and man-made disasters—and responses to them—across the globe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAIN TO GLASGOW by Wilma Horsbrugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2004

"Poet and painter are popular in the UK (Cox has had some work published here); Anglophiles who haven't encountered either on this side of the pond will enjoy this quaint introduction. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cox reinforces the antique flavor of this droll bit of verse (first published in 1954), depicting with disheveled brushwork a lad in short pants, running to catch an old-fashioned train, then lending a hand when the lock on a cage full of chickens fails. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ELEVATOR MAN by Stanley Trachtenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Nathan loves riding in his apartment building's old elevator with the kind Elevator Man, who lets him turn a handle to move the car up and down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK OUT LONDON! by Louise Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An adequate guide to London, if messy to look at. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Although this guidebook doesn't venture off the beaten track and basically covers what any other guidebook to London would cover (the museums, the obvious tourist sites, etc.), it does offer background history and some interesting factoids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO TO SLEEP, GROUNDHOG! by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2004

"If young readers are sharing Groundhog's insomnia, a thorough note on the origins of Groundhog Day will give them something to chew on at book's end. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Groundhog doesn't know what he's been missing when he hibernates, but a case of insomnia gives him the opportunity in this toasty story of autumn and winter festivities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAFANUA by Paul Alan Cox
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 1997

"A lively, useful work."
Cox (Botany/Brigham Young Univ.) details the tribulations of protecting a small patch of unique forest in this story of his field days in Western Samoa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS THAT YOU, MONSTER? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An interchangeable knockoff but still tailor-made to spark bursts of delighted nighttime screaming. (Novelty/picture book. 4-7)"
In a barely disguised remake of Is That You, Wolf? (2012), intrepid readers are invited to stick their hands into a series of pockets…and feel what lies within. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS THAT YOU, ALIEN? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A labored effort to squeeze a little more juice from a once-fresh gimmick. (Novelty. 5-7)"
Intrepid readers who don't mind slipping their hands into places without looking will get what they deserve from this backyard hunt for aliens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT TALK by Elizabeth Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An affecting celebration of the resilience of friendship, but undercut by its stock characters, who, despite nods to Faulkner and other southern greats, remain flat and unsurprising."
Friendship across the great racial divide of the South is sensitively addressed in a novel that tries too hard to make a moving tale profound. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X-FILMS by Alex Cox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Suggests that director commentary is best left to the special-features disc."
An iconic independent filmmaker looks back on his career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE SUN SHINES THROUGH by Allan Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Creative inspiration for poetry novices, small groups and those who are burned out by the business world."
In this spare volume of poetry and reflection, Cox ("Whoa! Are They Glad You're in Their Lives?" 2013, etc.) encourages creativity in the corporate world and beyond. Read full book review >