Search Results: "Ron Hirschi"


BOOK REVIEW

OCEAN SEASONS by Ron Hirschi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Two spreads of fact 'cards' (reproducible from the publisher's website for cutting out) add further value to this excursion into the natural world. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Unfurling the observation that seasonal cycles aren't solely land-based phenomena, veteran naturalist Hirschi sails readers from one spring to the next along the northern Pacific coast. Read full book review >

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DISCOVER MY WORLD: FOREST by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A companion volume presents creatures of the ocean. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Ten woodland species that share one habitat are introduced in a simple text couched as a series of questions, accompanied by watercolor illustrations that strike a nice balance between representation accurate enough for identification and a touch of sentimentality for popular appeal (e.g., the rabbit and the fawn). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A minor effort. (Nonfiction. 9-10)"
The answer to the subtitle is habitat destruction, pollution, global warming, reduction of prey, war, poachers and often all of the above. Read full book review >

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WHEN MORNING COMES by Ron Hirschi
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Children will enjoy this glimpse of the wild with foxes, martins, otters, owls, eagles, and bears. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Naturalist and wildlife watcher Hirschi (Dance With Me, 1995, etc.) celebrates the coming of day in a brief poetic text, with accompanying full-color photographs by Mangelsen. Read full book review >

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DANCE WITH ME by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The images are uplifting, indeed, but the rest of the project never gets off the ground. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Loosely connected, quasi-poetic thoughts about the movements of animals and their relationship to human dance serve as an excuse for looking at full-color, action-packed photographs of animals in their natural habitat. Read full book review >

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OUR THREE BEARS by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"This has a sure place in educational settings. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Hirschi's latest wildlife title examines the habitats, life-cycle and threats to the three bears that populate the United States: black bears, grizzlies and polar bears. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR GRIZZLIES by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A compelling choice for young nature lovers. (Picture book. 7-10)"
In this informative offering, Hirschi gives readers an up-close-and-personal look at grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park, providing details about the animal's habitat, environment and eating habits in a tone so conversational that the text feels like a personal tour from an experienced guide. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RON BROWN by Tracey L. Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 1998

"There is no pretense that the agenda here is anything other than paying tribute, and given this candor, the book has an innocent quality that is charmingly sweet as well as irritatingly naive. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Heart-warming rather than hard-hitting, this loving biography is by a self-proclaimed ``daddy's girl.'' Writing in the first person, the author refers to the late secretary of commerce as ``Dad'' throughout, and the volume is more family history than chronicle of a public servant's career. Read full book review >