Search Results: "Tim Severin"


BOOK REVIEW

IN SEARCH OF ROBINSON CRUSOE by Tim Severin
Released: June 1, 2002

"As he typically does, Severin takes a fanciful story of adventure on the high seas and makes it delightfully real through exacting research and personal observation. (Line drawings)"
The entertaining Severin (The Spice Islands Voyage, 1998, etc.) is off on another fact-finding mission, this time to take the measure of Robinson Crusoe. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF GENGHIS KHAN by Tim Severin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Travel writing at its best. (Photographs—16 pages b&w, 8 pages color—not seen.)"
Reflecting that peculiarly British enthusiasm for travel and adventure in distant and usually inclement climes, veteran writer and traveler Severin (Tracking Marco Polo, 1986, etc.) went to Mongolia ``to see how much of the traditional way of life survived.'' Having written a thesis at Oxford on the first Europeans to venture into Central Asia during the great Mongol Empires of the 13th and 14th centuries, Severin was delighted when asked in the late 1980's to visit Mongolia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"Brilliantly told story of hope, camaraderie, and closeness to the elements. (color inserts, not seen)"
Award-winning writer and adventurer Severin (In Search of Genghis Khan, 1992, etc.) describes how he and his crew of seven made the seemingly impossible voyage across the Pacific in a craft that Chinese sailors might have used 2,000 years ago. Read full book review >

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THE SPICE ISLANDS VOYAGE by Tim Severin
Released: May 1, 1998

"As an expertly illustrated travelogue, nature book, sea tale, and biography, Severin's work qualifies as great entertainment. (b&w and color illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Following in the footsteps of Alfred Wallace, the 19th-century naturalist who perhaps beat Darwin in formulating a theory of evolution, author/explorer Severin (The China Voyage, 1995, etc.) sails among the island groups of eastern Indonesia, assessing the differences a century and a half has made on the region's flora and fauna. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Making Movies by Roy Severin
Released: Jan. 27, 2014

"This slender novel about the making of a Hollywood movie seems like it's over before it really has the chance to get going."
A 12-year-old boy is hired for a role in a Hollywood blockbuster but finds that making movies is less glamorous than he thought. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG FIB by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, story. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A fib made right paves the way to intergenerational friendship. Read full book review >

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DODSWORTH IN TOKYO by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"The poetics of restraint could not be better displayed. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Timing is everything. Read full book review >

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RISE AND SHINE! by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"The cub fills the ark with toy animals and pairs of obliging animal friends who continue to interact with the bears as they enjoy some lemonade and a walk through the woods. (music notation) (Picture book. 2-6)"
The appealing bears introduced by Warnes in his version of Jesus Loves Me! (2006) return as the main characters in another satisfying treatment of a traditional children's religious song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHALK & CHEESE by Tim Warnes
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"While adult readers who have traveled with little ones will empathize with the indulgent Chalk, its appeal to children is less clear. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A white dog named Chalk and a cheerful British mouse named Cheese explore New York City together in this well-intentioned but confusing story. Read full book review >

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WORLD TEAM by Tim Vyner
by Tim Vyner, illustrated by Tim Vyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"A possibility for classroom use, kids will find this enjoyable enough, but thin. (Picture book. 4-7)"
At the same moment around the world, kids are playing, watching, or thinking about soccer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARNING! by Tim Warnes
by Tim Warnes, illustrated by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"It's hard to sympathize with anyone here. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Take a bunny, put it in its second favorite thing—a magic top hat—and you get what is known as a population explosion. Read full book review >

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WALTER'S WONDERFUL WEB by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Not the strongest choice in terms of either shape learning or reflecting nature; still, this may get readers outside in search of webs. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A spider with no talent for making traditional spider webs teaches young children about shapes as well as perseverance. Read full book review >