Search Results: "Philip Steele"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLOCAUST by Philip Steele
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An uninspired, unnecessary, superficial treatment of a critically important subject. (photos, maps, glossary, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Arresting visuals are the distinguishing feature of this introduction to the Holocaust for middle graders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Nevertheless, good fun for budding medievalists. (index) (Pop-up/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Three pop-up tableaux—of bridge, castle and cathedral—enliven this exploration of life in 1325, which takes the fortunes of one Hugo from page to knight as its loose focus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREEK NEWS by Anton Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The gimmick will draw readers in; perhaps it will also inspire them to subsequently move on to more serious works. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Designed to look like a full-color tabloid newspaper (though on glossy stock), with headlines, boxes, subheadings, columns, and illustrations, this book has a small news section, with stories on a few major events in Greek history, and a larger lifestyle section, with information on clothing, trade, health, and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APOLLO'S OUTCASTS by Allen Steele
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Awkward prose notwithstanding, this is for anyone who's gazed longingly upward. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
Despite prose weaknesses, this space adventure with spectacular settings demonstrates that sometimes you can't keep a good plot down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1998

"A contribution to that genre of political writing that appeals to those seeking arguments to buttress previously held policy preferences without promoting serious thought or improved public policy. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A black conservative confidently explains the motivations of white liberals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"Aims to provoke, but will appeal mainly to those already in the choir."
African-American conservative Steele (A Dream Deferred, 1998, etc.) charges guilty white liberals and their black enablers with unleashing a moral relativism that is corrupting America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GALAXY BLUES by Allen Steele
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2008

"Fluffy, predictable, almost annoyingly pleasant—but Steele, twice a Hugo Award winner, has a large following."
Steele continues his space-colony Coyote series (Spindrift, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL CITY by Jon Steele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"If you read only one supernatural thriller with Albigensian overtones this year, this ought to be it."
What if they gave an apocalypse and everybody came? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY OF SORROWS by Jon Steele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Never mind the logical improbabilities: it's a Dan Brown knockoff, to be sure, but Steele's story has its escapist virtues."
Looping? A local? And what of us born of light and not of flesh? Steele (Angel City, 2013, etc.) wraps up his Swiss missive with a suitably apocalyptic bye-bye. Read full book review >