Search Results: "Peter Mountford"


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THE DISMAL SCIENCE by Peter Mountford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A bracingly intelligent work, though ultimately a prisoner of the genre's conventions."
A savvy, fast-paced second novel about an economist's midlife crisis. Read full book review >

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A YOUNG MAN'S GUIDE TO LATE CAPITALISM by Peter Mountford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2011

"A smart, intricate, fast-paced—but flawed—debut by a skilled writer."
In Mountford's debut, set in mid-last-decade Bolivia, a young man posing as a freelance journalist tries to unearth insider information for a hedge fund while negotiating political and financial intricacies (nimbly) and moral shoals (less so). Read full book review >

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THE CROOKED SIXPENCE by Jennifer Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An auspicious trilogy opener. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Ivy and her brother Seb, 14, discover a surprising parallel world of uncommon objects and people when their grandmother is injured just after Christmas. 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

MAURICE THE UNBEASTLY by Amy Dixon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An urbane take on the 'nice monster' theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A misfit monster comes into his own when the Abominable Academy for Brutish Beasts is invaded by a scary creature. Read full book review >

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SEA-BORN WOMEN by BJ Mountford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2002

"Romantic suspense 1, whodunit 0."
Roberta "Bert" Lenehan expects peace and quiet when she accepts a job as caretaker on the remote, picturesque island village of Portsmouth, North Carolina. Read full book review >

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JESSICA'S BOX by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The message is clear: Just be yourself, and friends will come. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl who is new to school uses a cardboard box to make friends. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGRIEST MOUTH IN THE SEA by Peter Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"An excellent addition to classroom, library, or personal nature collections. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew the food chain would make for such a jaunty rhyme? Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN WHO LOVED BOOKS by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The catchy cover of this Australian import nicely sets up the warm and loving story within. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The phrase "there's no such thing as too many books" sums up this whimsical story. Read full book review >

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JEREMY DRAWS A MONSTER by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Neat and unassuming. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With simplicity and quiet depth, a boy creates a challenge and meets it. Read full book review >

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KITTEN RED, YELLOW, BLUE by Peter Catalanotto
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"1983, 1992) and its myriad cousins will love the expanded range of color choices here. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Named for colors in a box of crayons, 16 kittens pair off with as many community workers and residents in this ingenious cousin to Matthew A.B.C. (2002) and Daisy 1, 2, 3 (2003). Read full book review >

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MADLENKA by Peter Sís
by Peter Sís, illustrated by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2000

"Undeniably clever, well-intentioned, and beautiful, but flawed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Madlenka is losing her tooth and sets out to make her happy announcement to everyone in her multiethnic New York City neighborhood. Read full book review >