Search Results: "Steven S. Drachman"


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WATT O'HUGH UNDERGROUND by Steven S. Drachman
Released: May 20, 2014

"An unreliable narrator, but with all his charm and knack for stumbling upon adventures, readers won't mind."
Drachman's (The Ghosts of Watt O' Hugh, 2012) time-traveling hero returns for retribution against the man responsible for the death of his beloved. Read full book review >

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Released: June 28, 2011

"Fast-paced, energetic and fun; a dime novel for modern intellectuals."
Watt O'Hugh tangles with love, danger and high adventure in Drachman's engaging tale of Western science fiction and amazing fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF BLACK HOLES by Steven S.  Gubser
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Don't be fooled by its 'little' title; these renowned physicists deliver a robust and thrilling book that will draw readers in as surely as any event horizon."
A comprehensive overview of the science of black holes, among the most mysterious, powerful, and mesmerizing entities in the universe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Ultimately, a textbookish but nonetheless supportive, enlightened study."
A salutary study—slightly overwhelmed by its enthusiasm for the theoretical—of strategies for meeting the ``crisis of meaning'' triggered by an HIV-positive diagnosis. Read full book review >

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LEO THE LIGHTNING BUG by Eric Drachman
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Packaged with a lively, multi-voiced dramatic reading on CD. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Everyone wins in this comfortably conventional tale of a lightless young glowworm who finally gets the hang of lighting up. Read full book review >

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BAD RATS by Eric Drachman
ANIMALS
Released: June 2, 2008

"Any promotion of the arts is worthwhile, but the main character here is the grown-up. (Picture book. Adult)"
Heart wins over Head in this nearly plotless fable that seems designed for adult sensibilities, rather than children's. Read full book review >

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A FROG THING by Eric Drachman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

A frog with a yen to fly gives over to his ambition in this virtually trauma-free take on the popular theme. Read full book review >

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REX FINDS AN EGG! EGG! EGG! by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Young dinosaur fans will like this solo debut for Weinberg a bunch, bunch, bunch. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An exploding volcano, an unseen cliff, flying predators and other hazards challenge a dimwitted young T. Rex with a precious burden and a monosyllabic vocabulary. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Kellogg has also provided fascinating notes about the history of the song and glosses about antiquated expressions. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The full text of Yankee Doodle finds a perfect counterpart in exhilarating pictures of the little hero's romp through the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN PUP FOR PINKERTON by Steven Kellogg
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It keeps everything humming along on the visual plane so much so that there's no need for a real story to back it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The latest Pinkerton from Kellogg is a bit too all over the place to sustain an actual story line, and Pinkerton is too distracted to play even a fantasy role of a father. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS TADPOLE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1977

"A stock situation, right up to the enormous egg that arrives for Louis' next birthday—but Kellogg's zesty embellishments propel it along."
Kellogg tosses off one fantasy within another, as Alphonse, the tadpole Louis' Scottish uncle sends him for his birthday, develops into something more like a dinosaur than a frog and the authorities refuse to allow Louis to keep his pet in the junior high school swimming pool. Read full book review >