Search Results: "Tony Perrottet"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2002

"A rollicking Roman holiday."
Australian travel-writer Perrottet (Off the Deep End, 1998) makes the most of an inspired notion: to follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans who once visited with enthusiasm and wonder the far reaches of their extensive empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2004

"A timely re-creation and recreation: wonderful history for sports fans, great sportswriting for classicists, and fun for all. (30 illustrations, not seen)"
A trip back 2,500 years to the original Olympic Games: though lacking sponsorship from mighty auto manufacturers, they still reveal many congruencies with current Olympic practices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"A well-researched, amusing recollection of one family's offbeat holiday trek to the naughty nooks of Europe."
A travel journalist's search for pornographic relics, subversive texts and sinful sites becomes the itinerary for his family's European vacation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Not on a par with Chatwin or Raban, but a pleasant read for the armchair adventurer."
Expatriate Australian writer-photographer Perrottet seeks to escape his East Village apartment in Manhattan by paying periodic visits to the world's last frontiers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CENTIPEDE’S 100 SHOES by Tony  Ross
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"As Little Centipede's mom, who should know better, indulges his folly without comment, the tale's internal logic isn't sewn down very tightly; still, children who struggle with tying even two shoes will sympathize with Little Centipede's situation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this cross between Jonathan London's Froggy Gets Dressed (1997) and Stuart Murphy's "MathStart" series, a little centipede buys a hundred shoes after stubbing a toe, and then spends most of the next few days learning the error of his ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALIEN & POSSUM by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"A likable duo and an enjoyable romp for beginning readers who will be looking for the next installment. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Possum and Alien are good friends who first met in Alien and Possum: Friends No Matter What (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALIEN AND POSSUM by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Droll and expressive language helps to add a little humor to what might have been too much of a lesson about understanding differences, and readers will look forward to 'hanging out' with the two in a sequel of the same name. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Possum's open-minded attitude helps him to make an unusual new friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A useful guide for anticipating the complexities of the modern battlefield."
A retired four-star Marine Corps general examines how wars can be lost before they've even begun.
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BOOK REVIEW

WADE AND THE SCORPION'S CLAW by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Mystery and adventure with heart. (Mystery. 8-12)"
After successfully retrieving the first in a series of 12 Copernicus Legacy relics, the Kaplan family sets their sights on retrieving the second. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BATTLE BEGINS by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A quest just right for readers on the cusp of Percy Jackson. (glossary) (Adventure. 7-10)"
Looking to feed the insatiable appetite of mythology-mad readers comes a new series that brings the legendary characters up close and personal, especially for four elementary students who face off against Greek and Norse monsters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANY SMALL GOODNESS by Tony Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"161;Maravilloso! (glossary, not seen) (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sweet as Mexican dulces, here's an episodic story about life in the Los Angeles barrio. Read full book review >