Search Results: "Stanley Coren"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"All bark and no bite. (line drawings)"
Coren (Why We Love the Dogs We Do, 1998, etc.) argues, with no discernible irony, that events and people as disparate as Waterloo and Richard Wagner would have been very different without the influence of dogs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1994

"After a dry, academic start, this becomes an interesting, at times stimulating, manual for the intelligent dog owner."
Everyone thinks that their own dog is brilliant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A tender, charming portrait of a consummate canine connoisseur."
The first truly personal story from Coren (Psychology/Univ. of British Columbia; The Modern Dog: How Dogs Have Changed People and Society and Improved Our Lives, 2009, etc.), an expert on human-dog interaction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"His is a scheme worth a gamble. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Coren, author of the bestselling The Intelligence of Dogs, wants you to get the right dog and to cut back on the alarming human-dog divorce rate, and here he delivers the kind of goods a professional matchmaker would be proud of. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 1996

"All the justification one needs for turning off the alarm and catching another 40 winks."
Forget that early-to-rise myth; getting too little sleep is unhealthful, costly, and downright unproductive, according to this lively, anecdote-laden report on the perils of sleep deprivation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO CREATED NARNIA by Michael Coren
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Filled with black-and-white photographs, this is a first-rate biography for children. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10+)"
As the subtitle says, ``The Story of C.S. Lewis'': his life, analysis of his religious awakening and adult Christian apologetics, his late-life marriage to Joy Davidman, and details about the creation of the Chronicles of Narnia (though less than will satisfy its more avid fans). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Dead Brother Club by Coren Beck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Engaging proof of the need for an anchor in our lives, adolescent or otherwise."
A pastor's memoir chronicles his embrace of faith as a way of giving his life purpose in the wake of devastating tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHELANGELO by Diane Stanley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"It deserves heavy representation in home, school, and public library collections. (Biography. 9+)"
Stanley is the premier creator of handsome, artistically ambitious, and factually accurate illustrated books that explore and explain the lives and times of major figures throughout history (Joan of Arc, 1998; Leonardo Da Vinci, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An excellent introduction that will lead older children (and adults) to the music. (author's notes, chronology, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
At three, Mozart heard his older sister play the clavier and copied her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOAN OF ARC by Diane Stanley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

From Stanley (Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter, 1997, etc.), a sympathetic biography that is also a straightforward affair, captured in gemlike illustrations that feign a Book of Hours touch—though many are drenched in piety—recounting the story of Joan's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE MILLS by Stanley Elkin
Released: Oct. 25, 1982

"So, though this 488-page novel is a leaky collection of parts rather than one whole strong book (Elkin is a short-form writer no matter how he's packaged), connoisseurs of comic fiction will consider it required reading: a brilliant set of flags blowing the irrepressible wind of Elkin's fierce, bold comedy."
George Mills, who lives in St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH WISHES by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A classy retelling of a classic myth highlighting the meaning of real companionship. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this version of the Greek myth Pygmalion, Stanley interprets "notions of perfect beauty and misguided love." Read full book review >