Search Results: "Tony Wagner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2001

"In many ways, a laudable template for restructuring education, but unlikely to have much impact."
A sweeping if muddled plan to reshape the nation's educational system—beginning with the community, not the classroom. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"A seminal analysis promising hope for the future through small wonders in the classroom."
Furthering the awareness campaign on the benefits of "collaborative, hands-on, interdisciplinary" schooling. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Of some interest to curriculum-reform advocates and policy planners but without the fire and grace of Ivan Illich, Neil Postman, and others."
Public education is underfunded and undervalued. An education expert and a venture capitalist look to improve the situation. Read full book review >

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SEIZURE by Erica Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Wagner's clean, sturdy prose imparts an inevitability to what is taboo, but some gratuitous mystification prevents a complete surrender to her spell."
The elemental passions of two siblings fuel this first novel, whose contemporary trappings fall away to reveal a fable outside time. Read full book review >

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THE EMPTY CHAIR by Bruce Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"Wagner meditates on our fundamental cravings for connections—both human and divine—and meanings—both personal and cosmic—with wit, compassion and a sharp eye for the lies we tell ourselves."
Casting himself as a story collector, Wagner links two novellas, two narratives separated in time yet bound by a common motif: the empty chair, where loss, grief and death are seated. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ASSASSIN by Hilary Wagner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The ending satisfies, but there are some definite loose ends. Look forward to more adventures in Nightshade City. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
The second installment of The Nightshade Chronicles doesn't disappoint. Read full book review >

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Conquest Defiled by Robert Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2013

"A tale of war, love and religious strife by a promising new novelist."
A young man struggles against family, church and state to find love and a life of his own. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Unflinching, humorous and heartfelt."
Print and public-radio journalist Wagner describes rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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FORCE MAJEURE by Bruce Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Richly done boffo winner."
Smashing debut novel in which screenwriter Bud Wiggin, a Thomas Wolfe for failed screenwriters, seems to be a stand-in for author Wagner—screenwriter of the stupid but successful Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills and Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Read full book review >

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NIGHTSHADE CITY by Hilary Wagner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A good story well-told. (Animal fantasy. 10-14)"
Fans of Suzanne Collins's Underland Chronicles and Brian Jacques's Redwall series will enjoy this fast-paced adventure set deep in the Catacombs, where a community of intelligent rats lives in peace and harmony. Read full book review >

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RECYCLING WITH ARNIE AND BING by Ann Wagner
FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2010

"An endearingly homespun tale that could nevertheless better balance its entertainment and education."
Aimed at elementary schoolers, Wagner's heartwarming salute to recycling features the reincarnation of a friendly bottle and can. Read full book review >

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I MET SOMEONE by Bruce Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"The ravings of a writer who is either on drugs or off his meds."
A novel of contemporary Hollywood, featuring dozens of real celebrities and a few invented ones. Read full book review >