Search Results: "Sean Connolly"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF PERFECTLY PERILOUS MATH by Sean Connolly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"An inviting alternative to utilitarian workbooks, but full of transparent contrivances. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
In a labored follow-up to his Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science (2010), Connolly offers 24 hazardous scenarios that require math and logic skills to escape. Read full book review >

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CYRIL CONNOLLY by Jeremy Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The critic emerges from Lewis's quietly compassionate portrait as an intriguing and contradictory personality: difficult, bright, self-serving, and ultimately self-punishing."
In his vast biography of the literary critic, Lewis, former deputy editor of London Magazine, writes with the perfectionism of a skilled cultural historian and the bloodlust of a tabloid gossip columnist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

Cyril Connolly (190374) was an aesthetic Georgian gadfly, and Fisher (Noâl Coward, 1992) relates in a fittingly tart, gossipy style his stingings and dartings about the Brideshead generation. Read full book review >

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SEAN CONNERY by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Strong pages here and there, but many in Sunday supplement style. (Photographs)"
Many interviews (though none with Connery) give a lift to this otherwise placid celebio of the popular actor, which follows on the heels of Andrew Yule's 1992 Connery bio of the same title—a much stronger work. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A new collection from an old hand at designing intriguing STEM activities that will entertain as well as enlighten. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Memorable disasters inspire modern experiments. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2010

"But overall this is both entertaining and instructive, a welcome follow-up to The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science (2008) and useful for science-fair projects, classroom or recreational group activities and home explorations. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Presented with humor and a bit of ballyhoo, this collection of 50 demonstrations of scientific tools, phenomena and principles includes a description of the history and science behind each topic. Read full book review >

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I REPRESENT SEAN ROSEN by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"An engaging and educational primer on the workings of the movie industry. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sean has an innovative concept that he believes will transform the entertainment industry. Read full book review >

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SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD by Lindsey Leavitt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"While she learns a few lessons about denial and selfishness in the abstract, she's protected from having to put them in practice. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Payton Gritas' world is turned upside down when she discovers her father has multiple sclerosis and that her parents and older brothers have kept the news from her for six months. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF WILDLY SPECTACULAR SPORTS SCIENCE by Sean Connolly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Worth the purchase just to learn the most effective angle to skip a stone across a water surface. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Hands-on demonstrations and explanations show how scientific principles apply in the wide world of sports. Read full book review >

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SEAN PENN by Richard T. Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2005

"One of those rare oral biographies that's admiring yet still honest."
A star-studded cast comes together with relative unknowns to chat about their buddy Sean. Read full book review >

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SHARING SEAN by Frances Pye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Suspense driven primarily by characters' blind spots still makes for a Teflon-slick beach read."
Four London women conspire to share the alliteratively available Sean. Read full book review >

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SEAN CONNERY by Andrew Yule
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 1992

"Much, much better than average, and made so by Connery's wit. (Photos—not seen.)"
A life of Connery that's given its richness as much by the whimsically outspoken star himself as by Yule. Read full book review >