Search Results: "Peter Manso"


BOOK REVIEW

BRANDO by Peter Manso
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 1994

"Nevertheless, a page-turner that will fascinate even Brando's detractors—maybe especially them. (First serial rights to Vanity Fair)"
This biography, much discussed even before its publication, is as mammoth as Brando himself—and a compelling read. Read full book review >

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PTOWN by Peter Manso
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2002

"In a place that has always valued liberty over law, Manso has caught the intriguing angles that let him shed light on the heart of Ptown."
A well-defined and intelligent look at some of the characters—from colorful to determined to notorious—who have given texture and personality to Provincetown, Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"A flawed account of a sensational murder case."
Examination of a murder investigation perhaps gone awry, with Caucasian racism against African-Americans as the leading cause. 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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WHEN DARKNESS FALLS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Descriptive
Bonus Factor:
 LEGO Batman
Ambivalent Factor: World Building
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IN SPRING / EN PRIMAVERA  by Susana Madinabeitia Manso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Unfortunately, not a first-choice purchase. (Board book. 2-4)"
A bilingual English/Spanish board book about spring. Read full book review >

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7 MORE TIME TRAVEL BOOKS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
by John DeNardo

If you like stories about time travel (and who doesn't?) here are seven recent time travel books you'll want to know about…

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland 

What do you get when one of science fiction's most meticulous authors teams up with an historical novelist? You get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IN AUTUMN / EN OTOÑO  by Susana Madinabeitia Manso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An upbeat introduction to the season for the very young. (Board book. 2-4)"
A bilingual Spanish/English board book about fall. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >