Search Results: "Ted Stearn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NAME GAME by Donna M. Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While the subject matter is unlikely to be a first investigative choice with the set this is aimed at, those interested in what we name things and why will be pleased to encounter this well-researched and engagingly presented book. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This informative picture book about onomastics reveals how names are chosen, from celebrity baby names to pets' names to names for cars, companies and hurricanes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S SO FUNNY?   by Donna M. Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"Mildly entertaining and informative but neither laugh-a-minute nor substantial enough for reports. (further reading, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A light introduction to the appealing, complicated subject of humor lacks the depth to do it justice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRISPIN AND THE 3 LITTLE PIGLETS by Ted Dewan
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2003

"Any child who's ever had to make room for siblings will sympathize with Crispin and recognize themselves as he eases into the role of big brother. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A privileged piglet adjusts to life with triplets in Dewan's sequel to Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IDITAROD DREAM by Ted Wood
by Ted Wood, photographed by Ted Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1996

"An attractive volume that captures the thrill of the race and comes with a bonus—Dusty takes first place. (map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A detailed, carefully written account of a 15-year-old boy's participation in the Junior Iditarod in Alaska, with large, colorful, action-packed photographs of the race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOP SECRET by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan, illustrated by Ted Dewan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Aim at older readers: The pages are often divided into comic-strip panels, and can be confusing; Dewan's rendering of the child is less adept than his other images, so that the hoisting up of the sleeping girl looks awkward and a little frightening. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Written in prose reminiscent of a spy or detective novel, Dewan reveals the secrets behind the tooth-fairy legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG JIMMY’S KUM KAU CHINESE TAKE OUT by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Readers won't just drink in its transporting atmosphere, but will soon be on their way to their nearest Chinese community to taste the very air as well as the food. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a fond salute, Lewin (Red Legs, p. 588, etc.) introduces readers to his favorite Chinese take-out place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICK OF TIME by Ted Bell
ADVENTURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"Bell should have left this one in his sea chest. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The author of several Ian Fleming-style thrillers for adults reworks his lengthy self-published 2000 debut into a windy, labored and even longer doorstopper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH TEST LOVE by Ted Michael
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 8, 2010

"The movie-fan angle gives some novelty to a familiar story but not enough to make it more than mediocre escapism. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Henry is "not the girlfriend type of guy." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 17, 1989

Pejovich's first book is less a reminiscence of growing up in the Golden State than an exercise in literary obscurantism—a curious blend of Saroyanesque nostalgia and Gertrude Stein-like prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE RIVER by Ted Dawe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"Readers will either see themselves in Devon and his story or will reconsider their own roles in their schools' social structures. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A Maori teen's brutal experiences at boarding school provide an object lesson in how systems of power perpetuate themselves. Read full book review >