Search Results: "Steve Vander Ark"


BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Jan. 16, 2009

"Nonetheless, stealing a march on all competitors by treating The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2008) as a separate title, this wins points for currency, and all but the most obsessive readers will find it unexcelled for ease of use as a quick reference guide. (source list) (Reference. 10-adult)"
His publisher having lost 2008's courtroom battle against J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers over an initial print version of his popular fan site's encyclopedia of everything Potter, Vander Ark offers a revised second take. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

ARK STORM by Linda Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"All in all, though, an exciting and enjoyable book. Read it, and be glad it's only fiction."
A plausible and stormy eco-thriller that might presage future events. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2007

"A wartime story with a joyful ending."
Terrific tale about how Iraqis, a South African conservationist and American soldiers saved the animals of the Baghdad Zoo. Read full book review >

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ARNOSKY'S ARK by Jim Arnosky
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Children will respond to this visually and verbally eloquent showcase. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Arnosky (Watching Desert Wildlife, 1998, etc.) welcomes the new millennium with this abbreviated gallery of favorite animals, matched to a plea for conservation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH'S ARK by Heinz Janisch
adapted by Heinz Janisch, translated by Rosemary Lanning, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Eccentric, if not cohesive, and appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This unusual telling of a familiar story begins lyrically: ``It came to pass in the days when giants strode the earth and were heroes among men, God saw that His people had grown wicked. Read full book review >

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CLAY'S ARK by Octavia E. Butler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1984

"Superior science fiction, then, even if many readers will be disappointed by the non-originality of the parasite notion—and by the sketchy, cliched near-future setting."
Despite the basic triteness of its premise and its backdrop: another technically scintillating novel from the author of Kindred (1979) and the Patternmaster series. Read full book review >

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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 >