Search Results: "Paul Heyer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Engrossing and original perspectives on a maritime misfortune that retains its fascination deep into the space age. (photos and maps, not seen)"
A wide-ranging assessment of how and why the sinking of the Titanic has remained a perdurable part of the West's sociocultural heritage. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL, THE FISH, AND THE CROWN by Marilee Heyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A lively story, with pictures that look like an open treasure chest. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another tale of transformations, about a girl who is turned into a fish and then promised by the queen of the fishes to be restored to her human form if she succeeds in retrieving a crown from a wicked giant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAURS! by Laurence Pringle
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"It illustrates Pringle's comment that fossils teach nothing about the colors of dinosaurs, nor about the sounds they made. (Nonfiction. 4+)"
A book about dinosaurs, from a science writer (Batman, 1991 etc.) with a strong track record, who here may have misjudged his audience. Read full book review >

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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HERE COME THE BRIDES by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Gary Soto's Snapshots From the Wedding (1997) is more fun, but this will fit the bill for those looking for a drier, fact-based approach. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
PLB 0-8027-8469-0 It is hard not to get fussy and a bit sentimental when talking about wedding mores and customs, as is the case here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This retelling will be most successful if it spurs readers on to the original. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This simplified version of the classic is a straightforward piece of work, sticking to the grand elements of the storyline: The miserly Scrooge gets his Christmas eve comeuppance from Marley and the three ghosts, sees the folly of his parsimonious ways, and becomes a changed man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRON HANS by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Young romantics will revel in the princess's fragile loveliness, the medieval pageantry, and the many meticulously rendered details. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
An unattributed translation of one of the Grimms' more enigmatic tales, in a lush edition with imaginative illustrations and intricate borders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A COOL MOTORCYCLE DUDE by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"This disarming, funny and not agenda-driven dig at the hot-button issue of gender differences is likely to excite plenty of giggles—and perhaps some discussion, too. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Young readers who have ever been forcibly yoked to a rival for some class project will glory in this contentious oral report. Read full book review >

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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A ROYAL SUPERBABY by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The artistic mashup illustrates the value of collaborative effort as hilariously as does the tumultuous tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
For a new highlight in the annals of Good Cooperation, the creators of Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude (2005) reprise the winning premise and bring back much of the original cast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEE ME DIG by Paul  Meisel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"New readers will dig this. (Early reader. 5-8)"
In this gem of an early reader, a cast of cavorting canines find more than they expected when they start digging—namely a scary bear, buried treasure, pirate ghosts and heavy construction equipment. Read full book review >