Search Results: "Peter Sekirin"


BOOK REVIEW

DIVINE AND HUMAN by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Not essential Tolstoy, but in general a welcome English-language addition to one of the world's most remarkable bodies of literary work."
Most of the 16 stories collected herein appear for the first time in English. Read full book review >

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A NIGHT IN THE CEMETERY by Anton Chekhov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2008

"A splendidly lightweight collection whose satiric touch is so deft that it seems to be sending up a genre yet unborn."
Forty-two stories, many new to English-language readers, that reveal not only the range of the Russian master (1860-1904) but what crime stories were like before they became their own genre. 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

PETLANDIA by Peter Hannan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Nick Bruel's books about Bad Kitty and Puppy are far better treatments of the theme than this tired outing. (Humor. 6-9)"
Petlandia: utopia or P-U-topia? Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON THE PAGE by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"The impressive kindness of the art has its own power and could make it work—the ambiguity inherent in this sort of question does not guarantee success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book allegory about life and, to some extent, love. Read full book review >

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MR. TIGER GOES WILD by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Hooray for Mr. Tiger and his wild ways! (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's a lot to go wild for in this picture-book celebration of individuality and self-expression. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER RETURNS by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"It might lack the mild menace of its predecessor, but it satisfies in its supply of companionship all around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jeremy hatches a plan to cope with his monster's unexpected return. Read full book review >

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FREDDY! KING OF FLURB by Peter Hannan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Useful, if not for every reader. (Science fiction/humor. 6-10)"
Freddy will be the first to say he screws things up…well, not the first—that would be Babette, his evil older sister. Read full book review >

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THE WALL by Peter Sís
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"A masterpiece for readers young and old. (afterword) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Sís has loved to draw for as long as he can remember, and this work tells the parallel stories of his early years drawing and the rise and fall of communism in Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >

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YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! by Peter Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"While many friendship stories verge on twee, this title eschews the cute and allows kids to both identify with and pity Lucy's struggle to find her own bosom companion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Finding a friend is less a matter of sheer will than quiet acceptance in this charming new work. 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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MATTHEW A.B.C. by Peter Catalanotto
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A stunning play of art and verbal imagination. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The backgrounds to the illustrations in Catalanotto's inspired alphabet book may remind readers of Mark Rothko's paintings, but the portraits of the characters in the foregrounds of the bifurcated color fields are uniformly droll. Mrs. Tuttle's kindergarten class has 25 students, all named Matthew, and most with jug ears and gap-toothed smiles. Read full book review >