Search Results: "T.H. Breen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Densely argued, with a wealth of examples. Not for the uninitiated."
A flood of British consumer goods into the colonies sets off the American Revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S JOURNEY by T.H. Breen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An unconvincing attempt to read extraneous political agendas into the first president's fact-finding tours."
An examination of the first presidential road trips. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2010

"An important new view of a revolution in the making."
A noted historian tells the overlooked "people's story" of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUZZLING WORLD OF WINSTON BREEN by Eric Berlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Both the children and the adults do learn to cooperate, an obvious message but one puzzle-loving readers may not mind. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For her tenth birthday, puzzle enthusiast Winston Breen gave his little sister Katie a decorative box with a secret compartment containing four curious strips of wood with numbers and letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Not the major history of this era that still begs to be written; still, a useful, informative addition to Antarcticana. (Four maps, two b&w photographs)"
A slender history of the first years of organized Antarctic exploration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PERFECT MESS by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A spirited way to explore both causality and not-so-clean fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Henry tries his hardest to stay clean for a special day at school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STICK by Steve Breen
by Steve Breen, illustrated by Steve Breen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A promising beginning. (Picture book. 4-6)"
For his children's debut, Pulitzer Prize-winner Breen sends a small frog with a sticky tongue and notably bad aim on an impromptu tour of New Orleans and environs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1999

"A superb telling of one of modern US history's most painful chapters."
Timing this retrospective meditation for the 70th anniversary of the 1929 stock market crash, critically acclaimed historian Watkins (Montana State Univ.; The Great Depression, 1993, etc.) takes a long, painstaking look at the 20th century's transformative economic event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET OF SANTA’S ISLAND by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

In this ho-ho-hum effort, a boy named Sam stows away in Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve and then is invited along for a visit to an island spa and amusement park. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOODPECKER WANTS A WAFFLE by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Serves up fun (and likely a waffle craving)—a good bet for breakfast reading. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Will this woodpecker wishing for waffles win one? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUG & DOUG by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Readers will relate to the bruised feelings, mistaken mix-ups, challenges and ultimate joys of best friendship. Let's just hope Pug and Doug return for more adventures. (Picture book. 4-6)"
How can two best friends that have a lot in common come to terms with their differences and resolve a huge misunderstanding? Leave it to these canine buddies to show how it is done. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIOLET THE PILOT by Steve Breen
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Violet's face in midair with bugs on her teeth. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Violet Van Winkle is an inventor with a flair for air. Read full book review >