Search Results: "Steve Augarde"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRE ENGINE TO THE RESCUE by Steve Augarde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Small unattached pieces—radio, ladder, kitten—may become lost, and it's easy to envision children wearing out the cherry-picker as part of the kitten rescue, so buy a couple of copies to make sure this engine makes it to the fire with all its parts intact. (Pop-up. 3-6)"
This pop-up book on how a fire engine works is soundly conceived, although it may become a "pop-apart" book with heavy use. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VARIOUS by Steve Augarde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"After a slow-moving start, through an impenetrably dense thicket of pseudo-Victorian language, Augarde's story finally picks up to a suspenseful if incomplete conclusion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A Nesbit-style fairy adventure made dark awaits Midge, the only child of her single mother, a musician. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X-ISLE by Steve Augarde
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"A powerful, disturbing story laced with quirky, memorable characters and fast-paced masculine action and interaction—perfect for male teens. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a devastated future world, two boys struggle to survive a brutal, bizarre existence on X-Isle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2009

"A perfectly paced, beautifully crafted and moving end to a memorable fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this finale to the Touchstone Trilogy, past and present magically converge when 12-year-old Midge completes the work begun by her great-great aunt Celandine decades before to rescue five ancient tribes of little people hiding from the human world in the woods of Mill Farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CELANDINE by Steve Augarde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"Stay tuned. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Set in 1915, 70 years before The Various (2004), this second of a trilogy continues the story of an ancient tribe of little people hidden from the human world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEONARDO DA VINCI by Steve Augarde
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"There's nothing here that can't easily be found elsewhere, but both readers who take their history straight and those who prefer facts dished up in a fictional matrix will be equally drawn to appreciate the great artist's unique multiplicity of talents. (Informational fiction. 11-13)"
Taking an omnium-gatherum approach, Augarde opens with supposed journal entries from an awestruck fictional ten-year-old apprentice of Leonardo's in the 1490s, then pulls back the point of view to cover in third person the artist's life before and after, followed by background spreads on European politics, the Renaissance, how artists of the time trained and additional looks at some of Leonardo's art and inventions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Those in search of corporate politics will not find them here; instead, the true story (and almost a clichÇ now, in Silicon Valley) of a nerdy student making good—and making millions. (B&W photos, glossary, index) (Biography 8-12)"
The ``smallest boy'' in his elementary school class who would design the first truly user friendly computer, Wozniak has a life story that will beckon any who have ever pursued interests not immediately compelling to peers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Jessie Hartland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Nothing new or revelatory here, but the book can serve as a good introduction to Jobs and will impress with its concision those who already know a lot about him."
A free-wheeling graphic biography of Steve Jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE MCQUEEN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A dispiriting account of a great star and not-so-great human being."
On-screen and off with the "King of Cool." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure well worth admiring—from a distance. (Biography. 11-14)"
An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Jobs was an American original, and Isaacson's impeccably researched, vibrant biography—fully endorsed by his subject—does his legacy proud."
An unforgettable tale of a one-of-a-kind visionary. Read full book review >