Search Results: "Terry Pindell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 1992

"A sturdy piece of travel writing: readable, informative, and surely a railway buff's delight—but not a profoundly insightful or lapidary work."
Having written in Making Tracks about his experiences traveling 30,000 miles of US passenger lines, Pindell now heads north, where he rides ``the steel of Canada'' for a year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 28, 1995

"Full of sharp observations, good reporting, and pleasant anecdotes, Pindell's book poses one such challenge to our souls: making our own imperfect hometowns better, more engaging places in which to live."
A happy man goes looking for a happier place to live in this illuminating tour of North American byways. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"His book fails to illuminate that history or to cast any new light on Mexico's present troubles."
An unsatisfying rail-and-plane tour of our southern neighbor, ``a nation besieged by its history.'' Pindell (A Good Place to Live, 1995, etc.) has made a minor specialty of traveling across whole nations—previously, the US and Canada—by train and reporting what he has found along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUIS’ DREAM PLANE by Terry Milne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The message is certainly meritorious, but the execution is pallid (literally—Milne uses a muted palette throughout) next to such vigorous explorations of the same topic as Holly Keller's Horace's New Toy (2000). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Assorted flying machines adorn the endpapers and will propel young aeronautics fans right into this high-flying story of friendship. Read full book review >

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PEANUT BUTTER & CUPCAKE by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Still, preschoolers will likely savor this mouthwatering treatment of a subject that looms large in many early school experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar theme of the challenges facing a new kid in town is given an original treatment by photographer Border in this book of photos of three-dimensional objects in a simple modeled landscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATION by Terry Pratchett
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"A searching exploration of good and evil, fate and free will, both as broad and as deep as anything this brilliant and, happily, prolific author has produced so far. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Pratchett's latest masterpiece chronicles a lad's struggle to survive, and far harder struggle to make sense of the universe, after a tsunami wipes out his entire people. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF JOHN HENRY by Terry Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A rendition with the power, if not the distinctive style, of Ezra Jack Keats's John Henry (1965). (Folklore/Picture book. 8-11)"
Once again, Man measures himself against Machine, with results both tragic and triumphant. Read full book review >

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A FINE TIME TO LEAVE ME by Terry Pringle
Released: March 9, 1989

The title is catchy but altogether too plaintive for Pringle's engaging second novel—a love story that has little to do with leaving and a lot to do with Working Things Out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTIOXIDANTS by Terry Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Tedious and trite debut. Nothing new here."
Ten stories about men and women in crisis cover familiar ground with no particular flair. Read full book review >