Susan K. (susank17) - - Reviews

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175 More Science Experiments to Amuse and Amaze Your Friends
Review Date: 1/25/2007


Perfect for ages 8-12. Can be used for science fair projects or just for fun. Color photos or drawings on every page.


365 Children's Prayers: Prayers Old and New for Today and Every Day
Review Date: 9/12/2007


Lovely color illustrations on every page. While there are formal prayers here too, the best ones are the ones in the words of children themselves, the simple language a child will understand.


All Earth Is Crammed With Heaven: Daily Reflections for Mothers
Review Date: 1/26/2007


Lovely five minute reflections for super-busy moms, each not more than 2 pages. Thoughtful, restful, prayerful.


The Book of the Lion (Crusader Trilogy, Bk 1)
The Book of the Lion (Crusader Trilogy, Bk 1)
Author: Michael Cadnum
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/5/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Action from the opening pages will keep your young reader captivated. This is historical fiction set during the Crusades as a young apprentice unjustly accused of helping his master mint counterfeit coins flees with Richard the Lionheart to the Holy Land. My middle-schooler loved it.


Crazy Game: Space Voyage (Crazy Games)
Review Date: 2/29/2008


This is a puzzle in which 9 puzzle cards are are arranged until all the objects match. Colorful rockets, planets and astronauts. Great for a car trip; it will occupy the player for hours.


Crowning Glories: 21 Bridal & Communion Headpieces, Hats, Poufs & Veils
Review Date: 4/7/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Patterns and instructions for 21 veils, both bridal and communion. Easy assembly, glue and hand stitching required. Can gather tulle with a machine if desired. I made my daughter's 1st communion veil with lace and pearls and it was lovely.


The Death of a King
The Death of a King
Author: P. C. Doherty
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/12/2011


"The Death of a King" is not part of the Hugh Corbett series and indeed predates the first Corbett novel. It is an utterly enjoyable, stand alone historical mystery account of the murder of King Edward II in 1327. Or so you thought! Was he murdered? Who's buried in Edward II's tomb? A short and engaging work that will send you to your history books.


Desert Animals (Wild Animal Pop-Ups)
Desert Animals (Wild Animal Pop-Ups)
Author: Luise Woelflein, Luise Woelfein
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/15/2007


Eight desert animals from around the world with a few basic science facts about each one. Nicely illustrated, suitable for early elementary readers with a little parental assistance.


Devotion to the Holy Spirit
Devotion to the Holy Spirit
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 7/29/2009


This is a small devotional gem, perfectly sized for pocket or purse, containing prayers and meditations on the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Written for Catholics, it hews strictly to Catholic doctrine on the subject.


Discovering Volcanoes (Discovery Library)
Discovering Volcanoes (Discovery Library)
Author: Nancy Field
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/22/2008


Previously called "Discovering Northwest Volcanoes", this book is an introduction to the science of volcanoes suitable for 4th or 5th graders and may hold some interest for middle schoolers. Line drawings, a maze, games and simple experiments demonstrate the vocabulary and structure of a volcano.


Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend
Review Date: 10/24/2007
Helpful Score: 1


There is a mini-resurgence in interest in Thomas Mann these days. This edition is the wonderful translation by H. T. Lowe-Porter from 1948. Based loosely on Arnold Schoenberg and set in Germany before World War II, it is the application of the Faust legend to the life of a modern classical composer who sells his soul for earthly fame. There is a wealth of German culture (music, poetry, literature) within these pages. It is one of those books needing close reading, sunk deep in an armchair while winter whirls outside.


The Drowning Girl
The Drowning Girl
Author: Caitlin R. Kiernan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/27/2016


Fantasy? Horror? Mythopoetic? All of the above? A fictional memoir by a schizophrenic young woman who is obsessed by a painting and may be visited by the subject. Interweaving The Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood tales, art, history, madness, and transformation. Very good writer. Some LGBT aspects.


The Europeans
The Europeans
Author: Henry James
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/9/2011


When you are considering which edition of this book to acquire, this ISBN, published in 1979, is the movie tie-in cover featuring actress Lee Remick. "The Europeans" is a shorter, lighter Henry James in his earlier years and may be more accessible than "Portrait of a Lady" or "The Golden Bowl" to the reader just beginning to read James. Yet, the Jamesian characters are there in abundance, poor European royalty and rich Americans alike in a lovely setting.


Eyewitness Travel Guide to Florence and Tuscany
Eyewitness Travel Guide to Florence and Tuscany
Author: Christopher Catling
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/29/2007


Lovely pictures, maps and descriptions of the sights in Florence and the surrounding Tuscany region. A few hotel and restaurant listings, but the emphasis is on tourism.


The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5)
The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5)
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/6/2008


This edition in identical to the Bantam Dell American edition. It has been assigned a new ISBN for export purposes. In English, it is then sold in foreign countries.


Foundation and Earth
Foundation and Earth
Author: Isaac Asimov
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/27/2007


"Foundation and Earth" is the 5th in the Foundation series. This edition is the trade paperback size (larger format) originally available from the Quality Paperback Book Club and published in 1986.


The Golden Book of Stars & Planets
The Golden Book of Stars & Planets
Author: Judith Herbst
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 1/25/2008


Pluto is still a planet in this book, although the argument is made that maybe it is a wandering moon, instead. Stars and galaxies are also treated. Nice illustrations with some NASA photos. This ISBN is the stiff, "Golden Book" binding, not light-weight paper. Good for elementary students, 3rd grade to 7th grade.


The Great Ghost Rescue
The Great Ghost Rescue
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/3/2007


This is the trade-paperback size version. My son loved it, funny and not too scary. Ibbotson has other wonderful books you should check out.


Harmony
Harmony
Author: Walter Piston
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 10/13/2008


This is the 3rd edition of Professor Piston's classic, now in its 5th edition. While designed to teach the theory of musical harmony to college music majors, it is useful for anyone studying a musical instrument. (Mine was the piano) It covers tonality, harmonic progression, modulation and many, many chords. (Diminished 7th, anyone? Augmented 6th?) Exercises included for each chapter. If you can read music, you can read this book.


History of Philosophy: Modern Philosophy
Review Date: 10/24/2007


The item description above is woefully inadequate. In the 1960's, the paperback editions published by Image Books divided each volume in Copleston's series into 2 parts. This isbn represents Volume 7, Part II: Schopenhauer to Nietzsche and begins with Chapter 12. Basically, 19th century German philosophy. In addition to the aforementioned you will find sections on Marx, Kierkegaard (Denmark is almost Germany) and the revival of metaphysics. The entire series is wonderful.


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