Search Results: "Peter Arthur"


BOOK REVIEW

COLLISION EARTH by Peter Arthur
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"A solid launching pad for a sophisticated alien-invasion saga for older teens and adults."
In Arthur's sci-fi debut, humanoid aliens have arrived on Earth, offering miraculous technology, but young Jack Cousins knows they can't be trusted. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ICE  by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: April 20, 2011

"Geisert's meticulous illustrations won't amuse everyone, but they certainly conjure a fully realized piggy world—an island at home with itself, floating way out there in the ocean. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A heat wave compels an industrious community of island piggies to build a giant ship, complete with masts and rigging, and voyage to retrieve an Arctic iceberg and cool off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"A simply glorious barn and farm opus. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Only someone who's walked the walk and driven the tractor—and is immensely creative besides—could take readers on such an accurate, realistic and fascinating alphabetic farmland journey. Read full book review >

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THE GIANT BALL OF STRING by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A distant but affectionate cousin to John Vernon Lord's venerable Giant Jam Sandwich (1975). (Picture book. 3-8)"
Praise be to those who see the joys of inspired silliness, for they shall delight the masses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OOPS by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"More sophisticated, dark and subtle than Lights Out (2005); fans will delight in the frenetic action and maze of details in the etched illustrations and find relief in the fact that everyone is okay. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Geisert adds another link to his inventive, wordless chain-reaction escapades that are awash with cleverness and ingenuity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NURSERY CRIMES by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's a Thanksgiving story with a difference, played out con brio by an all-porcine cast. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This whimsical whodunit, longer on visual appeal than internal logic, kicks off with the overnight disappearance of a crop of huge turkey topiaries from the nursery-cum-salvage-yard of aptly named Jambonneau and his dainty wife Merville de Peru. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDERSTORM by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Though children might need some reassurance, this beautifully nuanced meditation on the power of nature—and community resilience—will reward repeat readings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A powerful summer storm careens through a Midwestern farming community in six hours, leaving an uneven wake of destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOGWASH by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2008

"Readers and prereaders both will chortle, whether they come upon this before or after their individual ablutions. (Picture book. 5-8)"
How to get dozens of piglets and their clothes clean after a day's romp in mud and paint? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"Clever and ingenious with a great title: wonderful entertainment. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Geisert hits a new stride in this inventive, engaging mystery as a young piglet girl goes with her grandpa to the art museum for copying day—when the museum is closed and artists can come and paint or draw the collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ETCHER'S STUDIO by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A labeled view of the studio precedes a final spread showing each step in an etching's creation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Aimed at readers of Douglas Florian's A Potter (1991) and A Painter (1993), and with just enough detail to hint at etching's challenges and possibilities, Geisert (Roman Numerals: I to MM, 1996, etc.) takes an opportunity to showcase nautical and jungle scenes as well as his more familiar rural views and pigs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I WAS FIVE by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"A quietly comic work. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jeremy tells what his life was like when he was five. Read full book review >