Search Results: "Peter Balakian"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2001

"An impressive collection of solid work, in which the author's voice is sure and sonorous."
This volume gathers poems from the author's previous collections, which span the last quarter of the 20th century, and adds more than a dozen new ones. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"Thoroughly convincing—and one more reason for the governments of the West, including the Clinton administration, to be ashamed."
An eloquent account of Turkey's long campaign to rid itself of Armenians—and far longer campaign to disavow any responsibility for crimes against humanity. Read full book review >

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BLACK DOG OF FATE by Peter Balakian
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 1997

"Includes a chilling genealogy of Balakian's parents' families."
An essential American story of the author's upbringing as the child of Armenian immigrants—and of his gradual discovery of an entire culture's genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in 1915. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2009

"An important historical document, though its relentless depiction of atrocity make this a hard slog for the average reader."
The first English translation of a seminal personal account of the first modern genocide. 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

THE NEWBIES by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Comforting and reassuring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's a new baby coming, and Luke worries about his place in the family's changing configuration. Read full book review >

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MORE OF MONKEY & ROBOT by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A strong second outing in this new series for new readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Odd-couple friends find the best in each another. Read full book review >

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MY TEACHER IS A MONSTER! (NO, I AM NOT.) by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Here's hoping readers who are similarly challenged in the behavior department will get both messages: Teachers are people, and they give back what they get. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A behaviorally challenged little boy for whom paper airplanes are a particular weakness learns to see his teacher as a person when he meets her outside the classroom. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Grown-ups beware. Youngsters might have their own questions and answers after this romp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An irresistible force meets an immovable object with hilarious results. Read full book review >

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I'M HERE by Peter Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Overall, an excellent selection, replete with warmth, originality and the promise of good things to come. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Eloquent, fanciful text and illustrations that sparkle with clarity combine to perfectly portray a solitary boy's flight of imagination. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS BOUNCING CHOWDER by Peter Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Chowder's oddly endearing attempts to connect with others of his own kind have a certain appeal for those who love an underdog. (Picture book. 4-8)"
That wacky but winsome bulldog named Chowder is back for another attempt to connect with other canines, this time at the Fabu Pooch Boot Camp, a sleep-away camp for pampered pooches who are already beautiful and well-behaved but still working on improving their "fabulousness." Read full book review >

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IVAN THE TERRIER by Peter Catalanotto
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"It's something of a one-note joke, however successful, and serves more as a primer for the Wiesner masterpiece than a companion—but there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a sort of Three Pigs lite, a Jack Russell terrier makes mincemeat out of four familiar folk tales as its ever-more-exasperated owner tries to tell them. Read full book review >