Search Results: "Robert Marion"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Entertaining mix of fact and fancy, along with solid information about genetic disorders."
Intriguing speculations about the possible effects on world events of the genetic abnormalities of certain well-known figures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 23, 1989

A day-to-day account of the internship year of three young pediatricians, interspersed with commentary by a supervising physician—and it all conveys some strong messages that may not be what the author intended. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Absorbing stories that reveal the need for major reforms in how doctors are trained."
Marion, pediatrician and author (The Boy Who Felt No Pain, 1990; The Intern Blues, 1989; the novel Born Too Soon, 1985) tells tales out of school—and out of internship and residency- -dramatizing his thesis that the education of doctors is virtually guaranteed to produce competent but insensitive physicians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MUSIC by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Consider this an unessential novelty unless sturdy books with nonanimal sounds are sought. (Board book. 1-3)"
Recorder, piano, violin, guitars, drums, and xylophone are played by a pig, elephant, cat, zebras, bears, and mice respectively, while chips embedded in each page play an appropriate snippet of music. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLELAND by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Sugary, but just the ticket for tykes not yet up to more teeming I Spy-style panoramas. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Pastel collage scenes of small animals at work and play offer the Oshkosh set opportunities aplenty to interpret and respond to visual busyness. Read full book review >

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NOISY FARM by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Joyous cacophony for the younger set. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This noisy barnyard junket should evoke squeals of delight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLELAND AROUND THE WORLD by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A good way for tourists who are still toddlers to glimpse the wide world without leaving a parental lap. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The 10 animal tykes introduced in Littleland (2013) dance and play their way around the globe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB THE ARTIST by Marion Deuchars
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Striking art adds levity to the book's anti-bullying message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Teasing brings out a bird's inner artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEARCHING FOR SUPER by Marion Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Like its predecessor, a satisfying, Incredibles-style mix of awesome exploits and common family issues. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Deprived of superpowers in the previous episode (Almost Super, 2014), can the Bailey and Johnson clans put aside their squabbles to tackle their common nemesis, the Joneses?Read full book review >