Search Results: "W.W. Denslow"


BOOK REVIEW

OZ by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2011

"Since facsimile reproductions are available, readers are advised to click their heels together three times and buy a copy of the original book. (iPad storybook app. 7-12)"
Based on Baum's classic, this abridged version is a lackluster adaptation of the original. Read full book review >

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W.W. II Army Nurse June Houghton Sullivan by Gunilla Caulfield
Released: March 19, 2013

"A companionable, nostalgic salute to an unsung WWII heroine."
Caulfield (Murder in Pigeon Cove, 2011, etc.) presents a biography of a U.S. Army nurse, whose English posting allowed her to witness the heroic and tragic results of some epic 20th-century battles. Read full book review >

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IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA by W.W. Meissner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1992

"An ambitious attempt to join the couch and the prie-dieu, this reveals much about the saint as a man, almost nothing about the man as a saint. (Twenty-four illustrations.)"
Far-reaching, sometimes far-fetched psychobiography of the Catholic mystic, saint, and founder of the Jesuits. Read full book review >

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LIVING OUT OF DARKNESS by George Denslow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2009

"Interesting and potentially helpful thoughts on mental illness."
Part memoir, part self-help guide, Living Out of Darkness offers words of wisdom and practical solutions for those who suffer from bipolar disorder, or those who struggle with anxiety and depression. Read full book review >

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When I Set Myself on Fire by W.W. Singer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A surreal, sometimes-difficult narrative that will reward patient readers."
A university lawyer takes care of a monkey with humanlike tendencies in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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PLESIOSAUR PERIL by Daniel Loxton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Go, Cryptoclidus! (Picture book. 6-9)"
Another prehistoric predicament from the creators of Ankylosaur Attack (2011) and Pterosaur Trouble (2013), with similarly nongory but otherwise photorealistic illustrations. Read full book review >

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ALL THEIR NAMES WERE COURAGE by Sharon Phillips Denslow
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The original premise works well, telling an appealing story with plenty of details about farm life, war, and the place of horses in the Civil War era. (note to readers, afterword) (Fiction. 7-11)"
An epistolary tale offers young readers insight into life during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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IN THE SNOW by Sharon Phillips Denslow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A fine, warm addition for wintertime story hours. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The natural beauty and wonder of winter abound in this light and lovely tale, as birds, squirrels, rabbits, a mouse and an opossum arrive at different times during a day and evening to feast on seeds and corn kernels thoughtfully strewn in the snow by an unseen hand. Read full book review >

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BIG WOLF AND LITTLE WOLF by Sharon Phillips Denslow
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"A charming, appealing story that is just right for bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Thanks to this delightful family, we now know the words to the songs the wolves are howling. Read full book review >

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BUS RIDERS by Sharon Phillips Denslow
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"A hoot. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grandfatherly, competent Lee has a game with Louise and Warren, the nice, quiet kids who are first on his route: at the second stop, where five obstreperous boys and their five unruly dogs careen on, he offers an after-school candy bar for the child who guesses which dog (Black Toe, Short Ribs, Fly, Wipeout, or Quinn) will be first on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Better-founded introductions like Robert Winston's Evolution Revolution: From Darwin to DNA (2009) or Kristan Lawson's Darwin and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities (2003) will likely edge out this one in the struggle to survive. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A quick once-over of this hot-button topic, though strongly argued if superficial and oddly illustrated. Read full book review >