Search Results: "Stephen Klaidman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"An eye-opening account, tied in to today's reality."
Entertaining, enlightening, and often hair-raising: a history of the development of medical and surgical treatments for coronary-artery disease. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"The book reveals a troubling situation, but unfortunately it's a tedious read."
A dogged attempt to shed light on the troubling nexus between money and medicine through the story of two doctors in Redding, Calif., who generated enormous fees for themselves and for the Redding Medical Center by performing highly questionable procedures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Perhaps to avoid an excess of journalistic zeal, Klaidman has produced a well-researched, but somewhat bland, collection of case studies that offer a glimpse behind the scenes and some advice on how to read between the lines."
Is health-risk reporting hazardous to your health? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An enjoyable extended footnote to the lives of the better known."
An engaging account of an author and his editor wife who may be obscure even to critics of modernist literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE TUG by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Though this cute-but-mighty tug's strengths are oddly undercut by the syrupy gear-switch at the end, the bright, attractive pictures will appeal to boat-loving toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Graphically spiffy and textually brief, this exploration of an anthropomorphic harbor tugboat's working role tacks on a maudlin shtick in the final quarter. Read full book review >

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MY LITTLE RED FIRE TRUCK by Stephen Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Although it's tougher than the average pop-up, the book's removable pieces are something to watch out for, but this engine's just too fabulous to pass by. (Informational pop-up. 3-6)"
Little only in comparison to the real thing, this unusually sturdy interactive book features thick cardboard pages held together with a cloth-reinforced tape binding that should last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY’S SNOW ADVENTURE by Stephen Huneck
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The innocent tone of the uncomplicated story is well-matched to Huneck's distinctive woodcuts, showing Sally and friends in striking contrast against the wooden floor of the lodge or cavorting on the snowy mountainside. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Huneck offers another drolly humorous story in his series about Sally, the black Labrador, who this time visits a "dog-friendly lodge" in a wintry mountain setting. Read full book review >

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TOAD ON THE ROAD by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A catchy, cautionary tale. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Little toads should never play in the road! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POD by Stephen Wallenfels
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"It is clear at the end that there's a lot more story to tell, and one can only hope that a sequel is not far behind. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
This story presents an alien invasion from two unique viewpoints. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 8, 2010

"The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and documented with source notes. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
This sweeping survey engagingly discusses bee biology and behavior and examines humanity's relationship with bees, from prehistoric times to the present, through their significant roles in art, religion, literature and medicine. Read full book review >