Search Results: "Peter Kent"


BOOK REVIEW

GO TO JAIL! by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"It's odd and fascinating material, if a bit antiseptic. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Kent's handsomely drawn book introduces prisons of every crank and radius: prisons without walls (Devil's Island, Siberia); prisons little but walls (the Bastille, the Tower of London); prisons for the most notorious criminals (Alcatraz); prisons for folks who had committed no crime, other than being on the wrong side (prisoner-of-war camps, e.g., Stalag Luft III); and oddball prisons (a hole in the ground, a hollow tree). Read full book review >

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PETER KENT’S CITY ACROSS TIME by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"An annotated list of archeology websites extends the experience. (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
In minutely detailed cross-sections, Kent traces the history of a generic European settlement from prehistoric times through the 21st century and beyond, to a speculative, pastoral distant future. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"There are plenty of students wondering how to put their mouse, joystick, and keyboard skills to work—this volume will help them begin to sort out and plan for their futures. (b&w illustrations, photos, index) (Nonfiction. 13-16)"
paper 0-8160-3688-8 A helpful entry in the Career Ideas for Kids series, this will aid students in narrowing their choices among the many computer-related professions, for research or real life. 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 CHANGER'S KEY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Piracy, pyrotechnics, prison—prodigious.(Fantasy. 10-13)"
It's what inside that counts—particularly when it's a ciphered secret hidden in your blood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOP HOOK by Gordon Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2002

"Paranoia powered on Ludlumite. Time for fans to refuel."
Third in the Alan Craik naval intelligence series by a pseudonymous father/son team of retired naval intelligence officers, picking up where Peacemaker (2001) left off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVENTIDE by Kent Haruf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2004

"Melancholy truths set to gorgeous melody."
Haruf sings the second verse of his moving hymn to life on America's great plains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR SOULS AT NIGHT by Kent Haruf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2015

"Those who have been immersed in Holt since Plainsong(1999) will appreciate one last visit."
A sweet love story about the twilight years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEVIL-DEVIL by Graeme Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

A maverick police sergeant meets his match in a single-minded American nun. Read full book review >