Search Results: "Peter Chan"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 18, 2016

"A thought-provoking mix of pithy meditations and tips."
A Houston-based cardiologist shares reflections on how relationships help individuals find meaning and purpose in life in this first of a planned self-help series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IGNATIUS MACFARLAND by Paul Feig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This blend of fantasy and science fiction will please male fans of either genre (much gross humor), who will start asking for a sequel even as the cover closes. (Science fiction/fantasy. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Iggy MacFarland (Piggy MacFartland to his nemesis Frank Gutenkunitz) wants nothing more than to be kidnapped by aliens and whisked away from his boring, bully-filled life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONGIRL by Henry Selick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children will find the tale far more engrossing on the screen. (DVD) (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this paper version of an award-winning short film, directed by the author and included on an enclosed DVD, young Leon and his pet squirrel are transported to the darkened Moon where they meet a mysterious lass and her huge cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS OF THE CROWN by Adam Jay Epstein
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"This dull string of clichés offers nothing to invest in. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
This series' second installment is a spiritless conglomeration of fantasy tropes. 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

GEORGIE'S BEST BAD DAY by Ruth Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"For any kid who has spent part of the day facedown on the ground in utter defeat, Georgie and his pals make great commiserating companions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the second Georgie and Friends book from Chan, a very bad day goes from calamity to a memorably good time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S THE PARTY? by Ruth Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Not likely to be much of a surprise even for diapered cake eaters, but this uncomplicated, feel-good debut is definitely a charmer. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Georgie the cat is eager to throw a party—but none of his friends can come! Bummer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SPIDER ON THE STAIRS by Cassandra Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Chan (Village Affairs, 2006, etc.) beefs up the mystery while retaining the Golden Age feel to produce her best work to date."
Christmas in Yorkshire is a nasty combination of pouring rain and murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLORY DAYS by Gillian Chan
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Certainly this audience needs to know that their actions can have serious and regrettable consequences, but they'll have to look elsewhere for stories of personal salvation and the redemptive power of love. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Chan (Golden Girl, p. 1219) returns to mythical Elmwood High for this second collection of interrelated short stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FAT YEARS by Chan Koonchung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Didactic, often wearingly so, but interesting as an example of the kind of storytelling the powers that be don't want heard."
A dystopian portrait of China in 2013, where the populace is both muzzled and soothed by state-controlled capitalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRD by Crystal Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Though it loses momentum halfway through, the strong opening bodes well for future endeavors. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jewel Campbell's life began the day her older brother John's tragically ended, a coincidence that's shaped and shadowed her family since. Read full book review >