Search Results: "Watty Piper"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD by Watty Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not a replacement, surely, but a companion, this will travel proudly next to the one that first thought it could. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A genuine meme came into the language from this beloved story, now reaching its fourth generation of children. Read full book review >

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AND LIFE REMAINS by Adam Piper
Released: Sept. 10, 2008

"Earnest and literal, Piper's heart is on his sleeve."
In his first volume of poetry, Piper covers a wide swath of emotional and philosophical territory, documenting his thoughts and feelings along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRICE OF THIRST by Karen Piper
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Piper's report makes for anxious yet informative reading."
Piper (English and Geography/Univ. of Missouri; Left in the Dust: How Race and Politics Created a Human and Environmental Tragedy in L.A., 2006, etc.) introduces us to a brave new world in which drought is a prime business opportunity. Read full book review >

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HUNTING DAYLIGHT by Piper Maitland
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Above the common run of vampire fiction, but not all that it could be."
Half-vampire Carol Barrett faces familiar-seeming perils as well as romance in the second of a series of paranormal thrillers. Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO LIVE OUT LOUD by Piper Laurie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Warmly intimate."
In a candid memoir, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Laurie remembers her long, surprising life as a film, theater and TV star. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"Readers who admire Davis's work and that of the late Marc Reisner will find this fine entry in the library of apocalyptic Californiana of urgent interest."
Another compelling reason not to breathe in L.A. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRAYERS FOR A BETTER WORLD by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Short, simple and not too sweet. (index of first lines) (Picture book/religion. 2-7)"
A small trim size, cheerful colors and short prayers with just a few lines of text make this British import a fine choice as an introduction to prayer for younger children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROAD TO NKAMBA by Piper Monique Dellums
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"An often engaging work that could be used as an introduction to Congo studies."
A spiritual prophecy comes true in Dellums' (Grandma Leola Celebrates Purim, 2015, etc.) colorful story of a Congolese culture and religion. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL FRIENDS by Holly Brook-Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A bright and pleasant tactile title. (Board book. 6 mos.-1)"
The world of animals is explored in this touch-and-feel board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cinnamon Diamonds by Mark Piper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2016

"An entertaining, well-written tale, but its unexpected tonal shift suggests that it might have worked better as part of a longer work."
A short yarn about seafaring and the origin of doughnuts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE EXPERIMENT by Rory Piper
Released: May 5, 2012

"A predictable thriller with a high body count, uneven character development and a victorious romance."
Piper's debut novel provides a modern twist on the Frankenstein trope of a man who creates a monster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHILD OF CHRISTMAS by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Suitable for advanced preschoolers who can listen one-on-one to an adult reading a longer, more complex story or for older children who don't object to a book that seems designed for little ones. (Picture book/religion. 4-8) "
The Nativity story is retold in familiar, everyday language with a petite, illustrated format in this somewhat unbalanced Christmas offering imported from Great Britain. Read full book review >