Search Results: "Ruth Irene Garrett"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Simply told, more in sorrow than in anger: a personal chronicle of the darker side of faith and family."
A young woman who ran away from her Old Order family to marry the man she loved critiques the customs, beliefs, and childrearing practices of this ultra-strict Amish group. Read full book review >

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BABY LOVES QUARKS! by Ruth Spiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Really? (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book attempts to introduce babies to nuclear physics; its companion volume does the same with aerodynamics. Read full book review >

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MATTOO, LET’S PLAY! by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Simple and spot-on. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Boisterous girl and quiet cat seem like an awkward match. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Readers looking for easy money may be discouraged by Sutton's demonstration of just how complex real estate money can be, but others will find helpful guidelines, tips and tricks presented in a clear, engaging style."
Investing in real estate is as easy as understanding the tax code and personal-injury law, according to this informative but daunting primer, part of the Rich Dad Advisors series. Read full book review >

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FREE BIRD by Greg Garrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2002

"Flashbacks to Forester's marriage are compelling, but they get lost in the overwritten and overemotional drama of the whole."
Predictable debut in which an attorney turned soul musician who blames himself for the tragic accident that killed his wife and young son hits the road in search of—yes—his soul. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE BALLS DROP by Brad Garrett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"Garrett's celebrity status and comic take on the second half of life will draw readers in, but his occasionally hateful diatribes might put some of them off."
A clarion call to men pushing 50 from "an optimistic pessimist." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Part survival guide, part cautionary tale, a volume in which every aspiring entrepreneur should invest."
Accomplished attorney and author Sutton (Start Your Own Corporation, 2012, etc.) presents a second volume on how to build a well-protected business from the ground up. Read full book review >

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MR. FRANK by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"It's a perfect ending to a perfect book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Outstanding mixed-media collages and a thoughtful text create a distinctive book that rises far above most tributes to grandparental love. Read full book review >

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EVEN AN OSTRICH NEEDS A NEST by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2009

"Though the addition of source notes and an index would aid the budding researcher, this offering will intrigue many young ornithologists. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
From the North American bald eagle to the Australian brush-turkey, the nesting habits of 40 different birds are briefly explored. Read full book review >

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THE JUMBO BOOK OF OUTDOOR ART by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A minor effort. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
On the premise that anything can be art, and art is anything, the author invites young enthusiasts to combine art materials and natural objects in 57 projects for the backyard, beach and park. Read full book review >

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A SUMMERTIME SONG by Irene Haas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Haas touches the story with rhyme here and there, infuses it with hope and old-fashioned enchantment, and loads the artwork with details that continue to reveal themselves upon additional readings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An opulent book that sports sumptuous watercolors, a lively tempo, and clever energy. Read full book review >

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ANNIE...ANYA by Irene  Trivas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Trivas's pen-and-watercolor art nicely captures the city's ambiance and the children's lively activity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Annie is five when her doctor parents take her to Moscow, where they are to work for a month. Read full book review >