Search Results: "Peter Howe"


BOOK REVIEW

WARRIORS OF THE BLACK SHROUD by Peter Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"This attractive world (warriors ride unicorns!) and likable characters—boy heroes with a strong girl sidekick—will give fledgling readers of fantasy a treat. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
This fast-paced fantasy novel begins with a nerdy boy reading in his refrigerator-box hideout, only to be whisked off to a kingdom filled with beauty and magic. Read full book review >

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WAGGIT AGAIN by Peter Howe
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Waggit's growth in self-understanding is also fully developed and well handled, and the ending will satisfy readers deeply. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this lovely sequel to Waggit's Tale (2008), which introduced the irrepressible former stray, Howe delves deeper into the bond between humans and dogs and explores friendship, loyalty, courage and doing what's right. Read full book review >

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WAGGIT’S TALE by Peter Howe
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant read for middle graders, dog lovers or otherwise. (glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Howe makes an auspicious children's-book debut in this satisfying novel about an abandoned puppy who finds a family among a pack of stray dogs in Central Park. 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

A VOICE STILL HEARD by Irving Howe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"This important collection allows a new generation of readers to hear Howe's uncompromising voice."
Prescient and passionate critiques of American politics and culture from one of the 20th century's most important critics. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Focus on change and growth gives strength to this offering. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Just as 13 is an age with agonies and ecstasies, this collection ranges from the trivial to the powerful. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"The message is no secret, but getting there is a barrel of fun, thanks to snap-happy acrylic and collage art with its three mouse gallivants and their gleefully expressive faces. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An auspicious debut for illustrator Walrod, whose hilarious characterizations of three mice friends enliven Howe's jocular plot that pokes fun at boys-only and girls-only clubs. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Still, it's a spirited story, and readers will look forward to the likely sequels. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Noah Sark is on assignment, for Heaven's sake! Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers will be well-helped by having read the first two books; and though younger teens will enjoy them, high-schoolers will better appreciate Blue's brainy adventures. (Fiction. 13+)"
Moral dilemma, media frenzy, and money money money figure in this complicated, funny, and completely satisfying episode of Blue Avenger. Read full book review >

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THE MISFITS by James Howe
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Readers of every stripe will find themselves here and laugh (or cringe) as they catch on. (Fiction. 10+)"
The Gang of Five wants, basically, to get through seventh grade in Paintbrush Falls, New York. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Fans of outdoor disaster and unpleasantry, as well as collectors of New England mountain lore, will find Howe a generally satisfying guide to New Hampshire's dark side."
A catalog of death in the New England mountains. Read full book review >

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MARVEL COMICS by Sean Howe
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Brilliantly juxtaposes Marvel with its best characters: flawed and imperfect, but capable of achieving miraculous feats."
An impeccably researched, authoritative history of Marvel Comics. Read full book review >