Search Results: "Surendra Kumar Sagar"


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SIX WORDS by Surendra Kumar Sagar
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An idiosyncratic mishmash of science and religion that's neither intellectually compelling nor spiritually uplifting."
A grandiose treatise that ponders the laws of physics, the history of the cosmos, the nature of God and the fate of mankind. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANTS IN MY BACKYARD by Rajiv Surendra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"One of the more insightful and inspirational of the recent glut of showbiz memoirs."
A young actor loses a great role but finds a wonderful story to share. Read full book review >

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The Lemon Spell by Sachin Kumar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2015

"A tale of love and loss with ample atmosphere but underdeveloped characters."
After a tragedy rips her family apart, a woman seeks closure in a witch-filled village in this short novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2008

"The analysis holds gems for trivia buffs, but little for those seeking a coherent sociopolitical theory."
This academic text is strong on historical context but weak on analysis. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2011

"This fun book uses elements of humorous novels and cartoons to emphasize core elementary standards in a way that will likely appeal to both teachers and students."
The latest in Sathy's (Attack of the Chicken Nugget Man: A California CST Adventure, 2009, etc.) series of test prep titles disguises educational tips in a funny middle-grade reader. Read full book review >

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PATH WITHOUT DESTINATION by Satish Kumar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Yet this concrete attention to minutiae also prevents the memoir from becoming mired in the many abstract ideals Kumar embraces, and grounds it in refreshing reality."
Tales from a rich, cross-cultural life by a renowned Indian peace activist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2010

"Expertly delineates complex scientific issues in nontechnical language, using telling detail to weave together personal, political and scientific elements."
A staggering account of the scientific revolution that still challenges our notions of reality. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON CRUSOE by Dan Johnson
adapted by Dan Johnson, illustrated by Naresh Kumar
Released: July 6, 2010

"Passable for young readers fond of action-packed video games but unlikely to inspire interest in the original. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Johnson and Kumar revisit Daniel Defoe's classic castaway tale for the PlayStation generation, creating a survival story told through fast-paced action sequences that barely scratches the surface of the original. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Roland Mann
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Co-published with its prequel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, adapted by Matt Josdal, illustrated by Brian Shearer (ISBN: 978-93-80028-34-7). (Graphic classic. 12-14)"
This slender graphic adaptation of the Great American Novel preserves some of Twain's language, most of his plot and a good sense of his sardonic take on human society. Read full book review >

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THEY CHANGED THE WORLD by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Give this a pass: much clearer pictures of what DNA does and the strong personalities who were involved in winkling out its secrets are available. (Graphic nonfiction. 11-13)"
The story of the discovery of the structure of DNA, in graphic format. Read full book review >

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400 BC:  THE STORY OF THE TEN THOUSAND by Lewis Helfand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2011

"Fans of Frank Miller's epic 300 (1999) may be lured by the similar title, but will come away disappointed. (Graphic novel. 12-15)"
Despite plenty of spattered blood and armored warriors sporting the oversized thews of Conanlike barbarians, this fictionalized graphic rendition of Xenophon's Anabasis fails to give the renowned retreat much life or drama—or even to tell a coherent story. Read full book review >