Search Results: "Reg Down"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST LAGOON by Reg Down
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 2010

"Sweet stories to share with children while storms rage outside."
A fierce storm visits a magical farm where fairies, gnomes and mice freely mingle with a few chosen humans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"No heavy lifting required."
Professional longshoreman and itinerant fruit picker Theriault punches in with a perspective that has been out of fashion lately: that of the worker who, he demonstrates, is entitled to some respect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"One of the best books yet written on the now information age."
York University (Canada) political scientist Whitaker offers a brilliant portrayal and analysis of the dangers of the "new information technology." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WE DO by Reg Cartwright
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"In the end, a boy and girl appear—'We are children and we play'—which is what youngsters will likely want to do, mimicking each animal's movement, while hearing this story read aloud. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In rhyming text, Cartwright describes the movement of several different animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REACHING KEET SEEL by Reg Saner
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1998

"Only for readers who like their deserts with a soft edge."
A journey into the homeland of the Pueblo peoples of the Southwestand into the center of the New Age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNCOMMON SENSE by Reg Murphy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"Griffin Bell has lived a complex life; it deserves a more thoughtful assessment."
Although marketed as a "balanced biography," this effort reads more like an extended piece of promotional material paid for by either the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce or Griffin Bell's law firm for distribution to potential clients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS by Cynthia Cotten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, the peaceful forest crew and comforting color palette make this a soothing read, if not a great counting tool. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartwright's (Going Home, not reviewed, etc.) mossy greens, golden yellows, and smoky blues evoke a late summer in the woods as numbered sets of forest animals go about their business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAND OVER THE HILL by Shirley Isherwood
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Isherwood's very forced, prolonged plot has an arbitrary feel, and while the child's preoccupation with his buttons is realistic, the father's single-minded pursuit, at his son's expense, appears unreasonable, and very nearly mean. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Manders and Edward James, a pair of bears who are father and son, have always wanted to be in a marching band. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 2008

"Juicy melodrama obscured by the intricacies of problem-solving."
First U.S. publication for a deceased Swedish author (1954-2004); this first of his three novels, a bestseller in Europe, is a labored mystery. Read full book review >

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JUST WHEN WE ARE SAFEST by Reg Gadney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Gadney remains not only in control of his plot but demonstrates a gift for description: in all, a roller-coaster ride that carries the reader along at breakneck speed."
Intricate but entertaining page-turner about the Brits vs. the IRA, by novelist and nonfiction author Gadney (Cry Hungary!, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >