Search Results: "Robert Wexler"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"It won't find any fans in the right-wing crowd, but Wexler's approachable, eye-opening political autobiography overflows with intriguing detail and insight."
With enthusiasm and candor, a passionate Democratic congressman gives readers an inside look at the House of Representatives during a period of declining government accountability. Read full book review >

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WONDERFUL PUSSY WILLOWS by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An unusually attractive offering for budding botanists, photographers, or anyone who's ever rejoiced in this unique harbinger of spring. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Striking color photos—as beautifully composed as they are informative, with many of them magnified to show the dozens of tiny flowers that make up a single catkin, the stages of growth, pollination, etc.—are accompanied by a lucid text detailing growth and characteristics of this appealing species and its place in the plant kingdom. Read full book review >

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THE MAD APPRENTICE by Django Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"A story rich in action and allegory—fantasy fans will want to hang on for what comes next. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Still searching for her missing father, 12- or 13-year-old Alice Creighton finds a formidable enemy in Torment, a wildly dominating magical creature, in this second book in the Forbidden Library series. Read full book review >

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THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY by Django Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Working in the grand tradition of children's fantasy, Wexler's off to a promising start. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Being a Reader comes with significant challenges in this fantasy filled with ever-changing library stacks, enchanted books and talking cats. Read full book review >

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JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"A handsome presentation that wonderfully conveys the fascination of learning a lot about a particular species. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
In the manner of Wexler's Wonderful Pussy Willows (1992), a lucid description of this appealing woodland flower, focusing on its propagation and growth and complemented by stunning color photos detailing appearance, habitat, and such magnified details as the male and female flowers (one ``Jack'' can be either or both) and the tiny gnats that pollinate them. Read full book review >

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PET HAMSTERS by Jerome Wexler
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Using a format similar to that of his Pet Mice (1989), Wexler describes selecting and raising hamsters; offers advice on cages, equipment, diet, habits, and health; depicts mating, birth, and the hamsters' day-by-day development; and concludes with tips for photographers. Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY MYSTERIES by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The exercise is mildly amusing but the whole enterprise never overcomes a sense of languid familiarity. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A book of full-color photographs by Wexler (Jack-in-the- Pulpit, 1993, etc.) divided into five different sections, each of which invites readers to take a different close-up view of everyday objects, from sweaters to potato chips. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE'S LACE by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"An excellent introduction to the rewards of botany as exemplified by learning about a particularly lovely species. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Like Wexler's Jack-in-the-Pulpit (1993), a lucid look at a familiar plant with intriguing characteristics and adaptations. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"Desperate housewives, Colonial-style."
The ghost of a love affair, excavated from long-forgotten letters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"Witty and engaging, this book simultaneously celebrates and challenges spiritual traditions."
In this evenhanded book, Wexler (Boston Univ. School of Law; Tuttle in the Balance, 2015, etc.) chronicles his travels around the world in search of spiritual practices that threaten environmental stewardship.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Well-documented, well-written, and endlessly fascinating debut. (b&w photos throughout, not seen)"
A freelance journalist unearths new information about an unsolved 1946 quadruple murder. Read full book review >

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THE PALACE OF GLASS by Django Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A busy continuing saga filled with fantastical drama and feisty finagling. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Alice Creighton is out for revenge in this third book in Wexler's Forbidden Library series. Read full book review >