Search Results: "Rose Impey"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE MAN WENT TO MOW... by Rose Impey
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Still, clear as Spot's actions are, the men's accomplishments are murkier, making this one ultimately forgettable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A digging pooch turns a meadow into a field of buried treasure. Read full book review >

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JOE'S CAFE by Rose Impey
by Rose Impey, illustrated by Sue Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Porter may not have Shirley Hughes's sure touch, but her well-observed watercolors for this engaging minidrama have a similar appeal. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Joe, about six, is supposed to keep an eye on baby Amy, but Joe's so busy making mud pies and ``sloppy spider stew'' that he 2never notices when Amy wanders out the gate he shouldn't have left open. Read full book review >

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READ ME A FAIRY TALE by Rose Impey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An unusually attractive introduction to these basic tales, for reading aloud or alone. (Folklore. 6-12)"
Fourteen of the best-loved tales from the Grimms, Joseph Jacobs, Perrault, Andersen, et al., in a lively style that retains their basic structure and flavor and much of their language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND by Chris Impey
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2015

"There's not a lot new here, and most of the information can easily be found elsewhere, including Impey's own books. Still, he provides a useful synthesis without prerequisites and a welcoming invitation to join the space race."
Do we have a future in space? By astronomer Impey's (How It Began: A Time-Traveler's Guide to the Universe, 2012, etc.) account, the answer is yes—but we must get working immediately.Read full book review >

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HOW IT BEGAN by Chris Impey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"An astute tour of the cosmos by a skillful teacher."
Popular cosmology writers rarely restrain their sense of wonder, but readers who tolerate the science-fiction scenarios scattered throughout this account will not regret it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 18, 2007

"A skillful account of the universe, the nature of life and where in the universe life might occur."
Lively, clear and up-to-date overview of astronomy, cosmology, biology and evolution, specifically as related to the search for extraterrestrial life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"The authors' largely uncritical, gee-whiz approach is entirely appropriate since these programs were not only technological marvels, but produced dazzling, quantum-leap discoveries."
Although less sexy than manned space travel, satellites, probes and landers have produced a scientific bonanza with more to come. Impey (Astronomy/Univ. of Arizona; How It Began: A Time-Traveler's Guide to the Universe, 2012, etc.) and Henry (English/California State Univ., San Bernardino; Virginia Woolf and the Discourse of Science: The Aesthetics of Astronomy, 2003) team up for an enthusiastic account of a dozen programs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD by Rose Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An amusing if not particularly diverse series entry. (Paranormal fiction. 9-12)"
This sequel to I Text Dead People (2015) finds Anna now not only plagued by ghosts, but by a nasty new stepsister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTERNOONS WITH EMILY by Rose MacMurray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2007

"MacMurray (1921-1997) was supposedly a great Dickinson fan, but with fans like her, who needs hostile, revisionist critics?"
The Emily of the title, last name Dickinson, is an annoying, unpleasant genius, and even her genius is questionable in this literary fiction about a young Amherst woman befriended by the poet. Read full book review >