Search Results: "Verne W. Newton"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

It is remarkable that, as the publisher claims, no comprehensive assessment—utilizing information derived under the Freedom of Information Act—of the espionage activities in the US of British spies Maclean, Philby, and Burgess has appeared from an American source until the publication of this book. Read full book review >

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IT’S TIME! by Kathleen W. Deady
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Still, the structure will engage the youngest audience and 'Tips for reading and sharing' suggest interactive teaching strategies for parents. (Picture book. 3-6)"
" ‘It's time!' said the dog / on the old barn floor. / ‘Good news!' said the cat, / and she ran out the door." Read full book review >

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DRAWING BLOOD by Deirdre Verne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"Familiarity with CeCe's debut (Drawing Conclusions, 2015) will help readers digest the complex back story. But her second case is every bit as twisty and surprising."
A dysfunctional family to die for. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 4, 1993

"In the Iona and Peter Opie Library of Children's Literature series, with an introduction by Iona Opie. (Fiction. 10+)"
The first English translation of a story in which a rat family makes its way up the evolutionary (and social) ladder from oyster to human—through ``transmigrations of souls''—under the auspices of good fairy Firmenta (i.e., the heavens) and villain Gardafour (``guard the furnace'': hellfire). Read full book review >

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PARIS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Jules Verne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Hardly H.G. Wells, or even Verne at his best, but, still, quite a welcome—and startling—curiosity."
Verne's recently discovered first novel, written over 125 years ago and now smoothly translated from its French edition by the poet Richard Howard. Read full book review >

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DRAWING CONCLUSIONS by Deirdre Verne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2015

"Verne's mystery is a winner, with plenty of twists and turns, an intriguing heroine and an ending that shocks in more ways than one."
A freegan and a cop make an oddly effective sleuthing team. Read full book review >

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CRASH BANG DONKEY! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Newton captures the boisterous fun without tipping over the edge into wildness—just right for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book, told with a sure storyteller's voice, will be a crowd pleaser. Read full book review >

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BORED! BORED! BORED! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Newton's dry humor will appeal to parents and teachers eager to teach a lesson and squelch a familiar lament; young readers will soak it up like a sponge. (Picture book. 2-6)"
British author/illustrator Newton (Where Are My Chicks, 2002, etc.) makes a splash in this tale about fitting in without fitting the mold. Read full book review >

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MAGELLANIA by Jules Verne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Interesting philosophically and geopolitically, and a window on a world a hundred years gone: a distinctive tale still has the power to charm and provoke."
Nearly a century after his death, five "lost" manuscripts of Verne are part of the SF master's return to active publication (Invasion of the Sea, The Mysterious Island, both 2002). Read full book review >

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DAY & NIGHT by Teddy  Newton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bland, studiously inoffensive and robbed of most of its filmic progenitor's artistry and humor. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The writer and director of the wonderful Pixar animated short attached to Toy Story 3 shows here why he should stick to films. Read full book review >

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GORDON IN CHARGE by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Special less for the themes of bullying and posturing than for the super-expressive, always-in-motion illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Newton illustrates her two Gordons, goat and goose, with passionate feeling and motion as they vie for authority over the barnyard. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS by Jules Verne
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"A good way to put both book and story in context for young armchair travelers. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Around The World In Eighty Days ($23.99; $15.99 paper; May 1996; 296 pp.; 0- 670-86917-1; paper 0-670-86793-4): An entry in The Whole Story series, this is an annotated edition of the 1873 classic, printed on coated stock and enhanced by both atmospheric new paintings and hundreds of postage-stampsized 19th-century photos and prints. Read full book review >