Search Results: "Wolfe Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

MOONDOG by Alice Hoffman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"No, it doesn't exactly hang together, but Heo's art—bright colors and broad patterns—reflects the tale's mysterious tone and interspecies closeness—and many young dog owners will recognize a touch of moondog in their own pets. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Two children discover hidden sides to their dog and to a lonely neighbor in this atmospheric tale from an author more known for psychologically charged novels. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TENTACLES by James Martin
by James Martin, photographed by Art Wolfe
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 1993

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Subtitled ``The Amazing World of Octopus, Squid, and Their Relatives,'' a fascinating introduction to the cephalapods, which also include the nautilus and cuttlefish. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE TOY SHOP by Frances Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Wolfe's oil paintings far exceed her text, as her attractive illustrations exhibit sophisticated perspectives, appealing human characters and a dear little bunny who deserves better narration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overlong and too-sentimental story is set in a toy shop owned by a gentle, white-haired man named Mr. Kringle. Read full book review >

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LOOK! by Gillian Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"However, art selection (Picasso, Hockney, Rembrandt, van Gogh) is excellent (notable exception: Rousseau's racially inappropriate Tropical Landscape—An American Indian Struggling with an Ape), and readers will savor the striking artwork. (index, art reference) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Gorgeous reproductions are forced to work within a detrimentally narrow concept. Read full book review >

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OXFORD FIRST BOOK OF ART by Gillian Wolfe
Released: Nov. 29, 1999

"Large, attractive reproductions invite readers to linger over the pages. (index) (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
More than anything else, this introduction to art explains how to look at art by asking simple questions about what is shown, in order to understand what an artist is trying to communicate. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER ON SIDON by Gene Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"More teasing than demanding—the text abounds with sly references to Latro's previous adventures; Latro, of course, doesn't remember them and, likely, neither will his readers. Well worth investigating, but not especially purposeful or compelling."
After more than 15 years, Wolfe (The Wizard, 2004, etc.) returns to his historical-fantasy series (Soldier in the Mist, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 24, 1993

"Wolfe makes like Robin Leach in a skirt here, with breathless prose and far more fluff than substance. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Gossipy saga of the Wyatt/Sak0owitz clans, whose power-plays and peccadilloes have titillated tabloid readers both in their native Texas and, more recently, across the globe. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM by Alan Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2009

"Highly recommended for anyone with even a passing interest in politics or history."
A contributing editor at The New Republic urges liberals to reclaim their heritage, contending that their political philosophy is superior to those found further to the left and right. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A thin book, short on analysis and detail, and, as the subtitle indicates, more about Wolfe's investigation itself than Caputo's crimes. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Wolfe, who has written about men's hostile and violent acts against women in Double Life (1994) and Wasted (1989), now investigates the death of an acquaintance of hers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Slightly marred by the author's tendency to wandering wordiness, but lovers of the genre will certainly forgive her."
A sordid case that spread sensation like wildfire across an 1830s America just beginning to flex its national brand of jurisprudence. Read full book review >