Search Results: "Thomas O. McShane"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A must read, then, for conservationists, Africanists, and animal lovers. (Photographs; maps.)"
From two members of the World Wildlife fund: an important book on conservation in the continent where Tanzania, home to the famous Serengeti Park, is now ranked as the third poorest nation in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 16, 1986

"A distinguished edition of one of Grimm's favorite tales."
After comparing several of the original Grimm variants, Zelinsky has selected and retold to make his own version. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROOM LAKE by Bryan O
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A dynamic work of fringe culture that will entertain and intrigue readers if not convert them to the UFO religion."
An experimental fantasy about government secrets, UFOs and the looming threat of America's military-industrial complex. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

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BOOK REVIEW

WISHING MOON by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Tunnell adds suspense with a subplot involving the efforts of Aladdin's evil wife to recover the lamp, and closes with a perfectly executed twist. (Fiction. 11-15)"
In this captivating original sequel to Aladdin, the genie gets a real workout when its lamp falls into the hands of an orphaned street child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"Adorable characters demonstrate the unselfish qualities of true friendship."
A bear's epic quest for the Golden Pear illuminates valuable life lessons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNOCK ON WOOD by Linda O. Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"Although Johnston (Bite the Biscuit, 2015, etc.) is as heavy-handed with references to luck as the Destiny citizens are in seeding their sidewalks with heads-up pennies, the over-the-top characterization works."
A newcomer to a town obsessed with luck tries to solve the murder of her friend's suitor while keeping her fingers crossed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANATOMY OF FASCISM by Robert O. Paxton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2004

"A solid contribution to political literature, and of much interest to students of 20th-century history."
An immensely learned consideration of "the major political innovation of the twentieth century, and the source of much of its pain." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAKE THIEF by Sally O. Lee
Released: Jan. 3, 2008

"For a rollicking tale of a thief who gets his just deserts, try Cynthia DeFelice's Old Granny and the Bean Thief, or, for a classic, no one does it better than Beatrix Potter and The Tale of Peter Rabbit."
Lee's latest is disappointing all around. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TUTU BALLET by Sally O. Lee
Released: Sept. 5, 2008

"A picture book with promise but insufficient polish."
Independent-minded, forest-animal children present a choreography challenge for their ballet teacher in this picture book. Read full book review >