Search Results: "Terry Pindell"


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. 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 >

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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

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

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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MERRY CHRISTMAS, PEANUT! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Adults might find Peanut's cheery, repetitive catchphrase annoying, but kids will likely eat this up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Border continues his food-as-characters shtick with this Christmas tale about a family of peanuts celebrating the holiday together. Read full book review >

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LEIF'S JOURNEY by Terry Hokenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Readers of the genre will savor this immersive and ultimately satisfying tale of coming of age on the American prairie. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Leif, just coming into manhood on the northern prairie of Minnesota in 1881, must either find a way to make peace with his often angry father or leave the farm forever, as his older siblings have chosen to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLATED by Teri Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"Intriguing—readers will be on tenterhooks for the next one. (Dystopian romance. 11 & up)"
What would it be like to live in a world in which the fear of terrorists has resulted in the technology to wipe out memories or shut you down completely if you become deeply sad or angry? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD BRAIDER by Terry Farish
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2012

"Refreshing and moving: avoids easy answers and saviors from the outside. (historical note) (Fiction. 13-15)"
From Sudan to Maine, in free verse. Read full book review >

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LIFE HAPPENS NEXT by Terry Trueman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A winning central and supporting cast provide strong compensation for a plot that seems overly worked and too tidily resolved. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Trueman skates the edge of fantasy as he puts readers' hearts through a workout in this sequel to Stuck in Neutral (2000). Read full book review >

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DODGER by Terry Pratchett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Unexpected, drily funny and full of the pathos and wonder of life: Don't miss it. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Pratchett leaves Discworld to bring us something that is quite nearly—but not exactly—actual historical fiction. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY AND THE BOMB by Terry Pratchett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Complex, funny and, above all, impassioned. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Johnny Maxwell, earnest English lad, and his friends take on the tricky ethics of time-travel paradox in this, the concluding volume of The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy. Read full book review >