Search Results: "Ron Knapp"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOODSUCKERS by Ron Knapp
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"For those who believe that science is sufficiently compelling on its own, the overall treatment of this material is rather sensationalized. (notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the Weird and Wacky Science series presents the many creatures that suck blood: mosquitoes, vampire bats, head lice, lampreys, fleas, and leeches. 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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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. 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 >

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THE GO GO DOGS by Jennifer Knapp
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"In some ways, the art recalls Maira Kalman's work, without her skill; the adventures resemble those of her Max, without the wit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A first-person narrator introduces "my dogs," one who ponders astrophysics and one is "too busy barking to waste time thinking." Read full book review >

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SHADY TRAILS IN A LIGHT FOG by Colin Knapp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A respectable first outing by Knapp, featuring tales that aren't for the faint of heart."
A debut collection of 20 short stories in which many characters struggle to survive and some find hope and redemption. Read full book review >

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LET'S FIND MOMO! by Andrew Knapp
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"Colorful, kid-friendly fun—and Momo! What more could readers want? (Board book. 2-5)"
Books, blog, Instagram, and Facebook—where else can readers find Momo? Read full book review >

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THE MERRY RECLUSE by Caroline Knapp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"An intelligent voice that spoke with grace, honesty, and humor."
Brief essays exploring universal themes—friendship, loneliness, and love—and observations on contemporary life, from Barbie dolls and Linda Tripp to computer solitaire. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 1998

"Readers can't help but feel Lucille is one lucky dog living with the (yes, at times, hyper-) attentive Knapp, who has through her dog learned to invest a relationship with exuberance, humor, and an openness to mystery. (Radio satellite tour)"
A dog conjures feelings in memoirist Knapp (Drinking: A Love Story, 1996) that she had never allowed to surface—the giddiness and vulnerability of full-blown love—and here she endeavors to understand why. Read full book review >