Search Results: "Scott E. Casper"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"An unexpected, revealing look at an enduring and complex national symbol through the lives of those who knew it best."
A historian celebrates the lives of African-Americans who made George Washington's home—their home and workplace, as well—into an American Mecca. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Cook successfully establishes the mathematical foundation needed for construction with a witty, conversational tone that clarifies math while instilling confidence in a reader's capacity to practically apply numbers."
This step-by-step guide to mastering basic construction math utilizes the building of a hypothetical bungalow as an occasion to lightheartedly relate mathematical thinking to practical application. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UN-BRELLA by Scott E. Franson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"A visual diversion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a little girl decides the weather isn't to her fancy, an "un-brella" helps to magically change one season to another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLDIER BOY by E. Scott Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 1995

"Insufficient camaraderie, not enough shooting, and an excess of banter."
Who misses the Cold War? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RECONSTRUCTION by Claudia Casper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1997

"An unusual, unprettified, and ultimately haunting character portrait."
Vancouver writer Casper's bleak but compelling debut depicts a sculptor's breakdown and recovery while she is constructing a model of a human ancestor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEIJING COMRADES by Bei Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A riveting, if slightly dated, look at China's gay male community."
When cultural attitudes favor heterosexuality over homosexuality, gay youth often grow into troubled adults. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Marxist-Leninism."
Something rare: a fair-minded assessment of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HUG MACHINE by Scott Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"In his first outing as an author, Campbell shines. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A feel-good ride, full of droll artistic asides and an abundance of caring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOWER OF TREASURE by Scott Chantler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Fast paced, cleanly illustrated, great fun. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
In this lively opener to the Three Thieves series, young gymnast Dessa, searching for her kidnapped twin brother, joins two fellow circus performers in an attempted heist, a prison escape and a merry chase through and out of the fortress of Kingsbridge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN IS A PLANET NOT A PLANET? by Elaine Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

Joining the rush of revised views of the solar system for young readers that has been following in the wake of the International Astronomical Union's decision to redefine Pluto (and some other fellow wanderers) as "dwarf planets" rather than the full-fledged sort, this production shows several signs of haste, from a narrative that fails to note that Pluto has more than one moon to a chapter that opens with a full page, uncaptioned photo of a vague smear of light. Read full book review >