Search Results: "Twig C. George"


BOOK REVIEW

A DOLPHIN NAMED BOB by Twig C. George
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"George, offspring of Jean Craighead George, debuts with a tale that reveals more about the author's interest in research than it does about any potential narrative skills. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-10)"
A fictionalized account, based on real events, of a stranded dolphin, Aster, who is nursed back to health at the Maryland State Aquarium, where she subsequently gives birth to Bob. Read full book review >

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SEAHORSES by Twig C. George
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"A rare encounter with the natural world, equally suited to private research or reading aloud. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
George spins a memorable selection of basic facts about seahorses on a playful current of prose: "If you were a seahorse, you could roll your eyes in two different directions, and not get dizzy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONE by George C. Chesbro
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Released: March 14, 1989

A welcome, though overheated, return to the straight thriller after Chesbro's long dalliance with the astral adventures of Mongo Frederickson (The Cold Smell of Sacred Stone) and Veil Kendry (Jungle of Steel and Stone). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YOUNG BALBOAS by George C. King
Released: June 28, 2000

"A clever, if unwieldy, tale of childhood in a foreign land."
An intriguing coming-of-age story about a group of children on a U.S. military base in Panama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2016

"A stimulating look at the American Revolution by a diligent historian and talented writer."
A fresh view of Britain's attempt to quash an independence movement that didn't have to occur. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DEATH OF REX NHONGO by C. B. George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A story that promises global reach but settles for narrow domesticity."
The suspicious death of a Zimbabwean general radiates in ways overt and subtle in the lives of five couples in Harare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 29, 1994

"When most readers are still surprised that the South held elections at all during its brief independent life, this book is a refreshing and provocative story that should appeal to Civil War buffs and casual readers interested in American politics."
A thoughtful and engaging study of political ethics and infighting in the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"The escapades of Porter illustrate how the men who made the U.S. Navy great succeeded against great odds and across vast oceans. Daughan is obviously well-versed in and passionate about his subject, but landlubbers will find the technical terms off-putting."
A technical term-packed mini-history of the War of 1812 and biography of Capt. David Porter (1780 -1843). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Not just a rigorous, steady-going chronological history, but also a cogent analysis of the genesis of a defense strategy."
Ambitious, painstakingly detailed account of how the fledgling American fleet grew into a permanent navy. Read full book review >