Search Results: "Sylvia A. Earle"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A working scientist, the author conveys her enthusiasm and reverence for the natural world, and makes clear that there are more challenges ahead. (chronology, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In an underwater adventure not to be missed, Earle recounts her lifelong love of the ocean and the world beneath the sea. Read full book review >

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SEA CHANGE by Sylvia A. Earle
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 1995

"An urgent message, beautifully delivered. (32 b&w illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A riveting portrait, both chilling and inspiring, of our largest and most crucial natural resource. Read full book review >

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CORAL REEFS by Sylvia A. Earle
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A worthy addition to the large school of like titles, but Earle's just treading water. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Here renowned marine biologist Earle essentially recasts her Hello, Fish (1999) as a more conventional introduction to reef residents and visitors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 10, 1989

A dull yet disturbing portrait of the late novelist/educator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

"Even those who have never ventured under the sea will appreciate this enthusiastic guide. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Earle (Dive!, p. 64) again transports readers to the ocean's depths, this time to introduce the weird and beautiful inhabitants of the coral reef. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WATERMELON IN THE SUKKAH by Sylvia A. Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A mediocre, bland offering for the holiday shelf. (note) (Picture book. 4-6)"
A child's favorite fruit creates a challenge for his class when it comes time for the annual ritual of decorating the classroom's Sukkah, the traditional outdoor hut for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLIN & SYLVIA by Cynthia Hey
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"Skewed to the younger end of the YA-fantasy spectrum, the author's adroit style maintains a buoyant tone even with apocalypse on the horizon."
Stanlin, a friendly space alien drawn to a kindly human girl, defies his planet's nonintervention policy and reveals himself to her when an incipient epidemic endangers all life on Earth. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA & AKI by Winifred Conkling
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"A well-documented, quietly powerful story. (afterword, further reading, bibliography & photographs) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Two third-grade girls in California suffer the dehumanizing effects of racial segregation after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1942 in this moving story based on true events in the lives of Sylvia Mendez and Aki Munemitsu. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PERFECT COMPANION by Earle Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"Uncomplicated, enjoyable, and often surprising tales hampered by distracting errors."
Jacobs' (Chow Time!, 2017, etc.) collection of five short stories finds some characters pursued by pirates or incensed relatives while others make time for romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING SYLVIA by Alan  Shayne
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"A bleak but potent Hollywood tale with an exceptional and truly riveting protagonist."
In this mystery, a former actor with movie producer aspirations may have a good story to sell if he can find the woman he once loved, who inexplicably vanished. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA JEAN, SCOUT SUPREME by Lisa Campbell Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Originally featured in Sylvia Jean, Drama Queen (2005), this sweet and spunky swine remains all heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Determined to earn her Good-Deed Badge, Pig Scout Sylvia Jean attempts to nurse her elderly neighbor, temporarily housebound with an ankle sprain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: March 13, 2007

"A must for any young-adult reader of poetry or Plath. (Fiction/poetry. 12+)"
Perhaps at this literary juncture, where novelists supply bibliographies for their fiction and memoirists fictionalize to liberate certain "truths" and dramatize their memories, a "verse portrait" seems entirely in order. Read full book review >