Search Results: "Richard Monte"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MERMAID OF WARSAW by Richard Monte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"So visit the Karkonosze Castle or the Wieliczka salt mine or the banished city of Wineta—you may be challenged, but you will not be disappointed. (Folktales. 8-12)"
A gratifying and unusual collection of folktales from Poland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2010

"Unlike the story of Ishi, however, this one has a happy ending—a payoff that isn't entirely anticipated, given all the other tragic aspects of the tale."
Washington Post South America correspondent Reel delivers a moving, well-constructed account of a latter-day Ishi in the embattled Amazonian rainforest. Read full book review >

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GETTING DOWN TO EARTH
by Julie Danielson

Earth Day 2017 may have passed, but I’m a firm believer in the notion that, as many bumper stickers like to so succinctly put it, Earth Day is every day. I’ve been keeping my eye out for picture books—the fictional, story-time types, that is—that get children thinking about this planet we live on and how to best take care of ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ELI'S SONGS by Monte Killingsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A simply told first novel featuring an effective act of nonviolence. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Eli (12) feels old enough to stay home alone in L.A. when his rock-star father goes on the road—but he's sent to his aunt and uncle, Maud and Danny, in a small town in the Willamette Valley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHELTER by Monte Merrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1993

"Nelson's efforts to cope with a world suddenly made treacherous by parental love withheld are described with delicacy and humor—in a distinctly above-average example of the coming-of- age genre."
Teenage fantasies of horror in the house next door yield to the reality of a family falling apart—in this YA-ish debut novel from screenwriter Merrick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SABAN by Monte Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A positive though often blunt and unpleasant story of a man who has it all yet remains restive."
A staff writer for Forbes expands to full, generally flattering length a profile of Alabama football coach Nick Saban published in that magazine.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG TOWN by Monte Schulz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Boring, digressive and superficial."
A salesman struggles to survive in 1929 Chicago, before the Crash. This fourth novel from Schulz concludes his Jazz Age trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EQUINOX by Monte Killingsworth
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"For the rest, the symbols are a little too obvious, the pace a little too slow and the sentiments a little too easy. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Autumn's world is shaken when her father suggests they leave their cherished island refuge for the mainland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONTE CARLO MASQUERADES by Monte Renfro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2016

"A delightful, well-designed ride for readers who enjoy a long journey down a road filled with intriguing detours."
A debut mystery novel delivers an opulent historical setting: Monaco in March 1914. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2014

"A clearly argued—if sometimes overstated—prophecy about the rise of robots and cyborgs."
Blending hard science and sci-fi, physicist Del Monte (How to Time Travel, 2013, etc.) warns of the implications of strong artificial intelligence machines. Read full book review >