Search Results: "Sy Montgomery"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Laced with captivating color photos and capped with an array of facts and resources about bears of all sorts, this pared-down version of the adult title should be irresistible to bear lovers and budding naturalists alike. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
With characteristic verve, the author of The Tarantula Scientist(p. 182) reports on an expedition into Laos and Thailand, trailing an elusive new kind of bear—related to the indigenous Moon Bear, but with spectacular golden coloring. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"The are electrifying, if fleeting encounters: with a baby dolphin turning its pink belly to the surface, or a pair of dolphins swimming by while (for all intents and purposes) holding hands."
Montgomery's (Spell of the Tiger, 1994) at times piquant voyage of wonder to commune with the pink dolphin of the Amazon is marred by writing so unfiltered and moony it makes your teeth ache. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fascinating glimpse into an alien consciousness."
Naturalist Montgomery (Birdology, 2010, etc.) chronicles her extraordinary experience bonding with three octopuses housed in the New England Aquarium and the small group of people who became devoted to them.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"May well spark a stampede in porcine acquisitions, not as consumables, but as companions."
Naturalist Montgomery describes her version of pig heaven. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A well written, admiring and thought-provoking portrait. (foreword by Grandin, index, facts about autism and factory farming) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
The biography of an exceptional woman who, remarkably, made use of her condition to discover her calling and changed her own and many animals' lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2002

"A treat for fans of the crocodile-hunting, snow leopard-searching, wolves-and-men genre, and a solid addition to it."
Nature writer Montgomery (Encantado: Pink Dolphin of the Amazon, 2002, etc.) leads us on an evocative journey to difficult places, following the trail of a mystery creature. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"Montgomery has found an alluring subject that, like the tigers, eludes her searching gaze."
From the vast mangrove swamp of Sundarbans on the Bay of Bengal, a tantalizing glimpse of the shifting boundary between nature and myth. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2009

"A bibliography of sources used is available online. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
It's no easy feat to write a book about one of the most charismatic yet notoriously elusive creatures on the planet without a single sighting, but Montgomery pulls it off with style. Read full book review >

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AMAZON ADVENTURE by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An adventure that might help protect an ecosystem. (map, selected bibliography, Web resources, acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Experienced nature chroniclers visit a tiny Amazon town that celebrates its tropical fish trade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Science in the field at its best. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
An international team of scientists with varied focuses work together on a remote South Pacific island to study octopus behaviors. Read full book review >

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THE MAN-EATING TIGERS OF SUNDARBANS by Sy Montgomery
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An appealing science adventure. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The author of The Snake Scientist (not reviewed) takes the reader along on another adventure, this time to the Bay of Bengal, between India and Bangladesh to the Sundarbans Tiger Preserve in search of man-eating tigers. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT WHITE SHARK SCIENTIST by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"This appreciative introduction to a much-maligned species will thrill readers while it encourages them to see great white sharks in a new way. (maps, bibliography, Web resources, acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
"They're laid back. They're calm. They're beautiful." Read full book review >