Books by David Macaulay and Complete Book Reviews

David Macaulay. DK, $19.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4654-4012-9
Expertly blending comedy with a substantive look at physics and mechanics, Macaulay stages a lesson about simple machines at a zoo, where a sloth and shrew are attempting to escape. Short paragraphs explain the basic engineering behind levers,...
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David Macaulay, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $19.95 (96p) ISBN 978-0-395-52439-8
In Ship , as in many of his earlier books, Macaulay tells more than one story and does so in more than one way. The book begins with a fictional archeological crew salvaging the remains of a caravel, a 500-year-old sailing ship, from the bottom of...
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David Macaulay, Author . Houghton/Lorraine $18 (96p) ISBN 978-0-618-24034-0
With the level of precision and care that his fans have come to expect, Macaulay (Castle; Cathedral) broadens his bookshelf of architectural wonders with this timely new addition, adding color to his palette as well as insight into the Middle East....
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David Macaulay, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-395-44241-8
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The two-time Caldecott Honor winner is too wise to try to answer that question but ventures to demonstrate the circularity and the humor of the ensuing anomaly. When the chicken crosses the road it triggers...
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David Macaulay, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $8.95 (78p) ISBN 978-0-395-45360-5
In this wonderfully urbane fantasy, the Empire State Building is dismantled after being purchased by a foreigner who wishes to re-erect it closer to home. All ages. (October)
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David Macaulay. Roaring Brook, $24.99 (128p) ISBN 978-1-59643-477-6
More than 30 years after the publication of The Way Things Work, Macaulay continues to amaze with his architect-trained eye for detail and ability to make the complex understandable. His latest demystifies steam power and its use in ships through...
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David Macaulay, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $9.95 (128p) ISBN 978-0-395-52019-2
This is another strikingly original lesson in history from the widely praised author/illustrator; the construction of a mill in a 19th-century Rhode Island town is ``eloquently'' depicted in text and ``artistic, meticulous'' drawings, said PW. All...
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David Macaulay, Author . Houghton/Lorraine $16 (48p) ISBN 978-0-618-16826-2
Despite his "professional dislike" for birds, an elderly plasterer named Angelo reluctantly carries home an injured pigeon he comes across while restoring the exterior of a church. "I restore walls, not pigeons," he grumbles, but an...
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David Macaulay, Author Walter Lorraine Books $8.95 (64p) ISBN 978-0-618-00607-6
Nine brief chapters energetically telegraph seemingly disparate adventures. ""The illustrations make a perfect marriage of comedy and chaos,"" said PW in a starred review. All ages. (Sept.)
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David Macaulay, Author . Houghton/Lorraine $12.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-618-46527-9
This companion to the PBS series of the same name offers a fascinating peek at the inner workings of bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes and dams. In a starred review, PW wrote, "If ever a book were destined to inspire a future generation of...
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David Macaulay, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $17 (32p) ISBN 978-0-395-52151-9
At first glance, this is a collection of four unrelated stories, each occupying a quarter of every two-page spread, and each a slight enough tale to seem barely worth a book--a boy on a train, parents in a funny mood, a convict's escape and a late...
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David Macaulay, Author . Houghton $6.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-618-63687-7
"The magic of Black and White comes not from each [of the four stories], but from the mysterious interactions between them that creates a fifth story," said PW of this Caldecott Medal–winner. Ages 5-8. (Oct.)
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David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan. Roaring Brook/Macaulay, $15.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-59643-744-9
Launching the David Macaulay Studio imprint (along with Jet Plane: How It Works, simultaneously available), this handsome leveled reader aims "to stimulate both verbal and visual literacy," Macaulay writes in an introduction. Well-targeted to...
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David Macaulay, Author, David Macaulay, Illustrator Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $15.95 (64p) ISBN 978-0-395-52436-7
In nine brief ``chapters'' energetically telegraphing seemingly disparate adventures, Macaulay comments wryly and wittily on happiness, happenstance and storytelling itself. Albert and his horse, June, travel to the weekly market to sell melons-their
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David Macaulay, Author, David Macaulay, Illustrator Walter Lorraine Books $30 (192p) ISBN 978-0-395-96331-9
If ever a book were destined to inspire a future generation of engineers and designers, it would be this volume, a companion to the PBS series of the same name. From Istanbul to New York City, San Francisco to the Firth of Forth, Macaulay circles...
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David Macaulay, Author, Richard Walker, With . Houghton Mifflin/Lorraine $35 (336p) ISBN 978-0-618-23378-6
A Caldecott Medalist and MacArthur Fellow, perhaps best known for his pithily written, illuminatingly illustrated The Way Things Work, Macaulay has devoted himself for years to this illustrated guide aimed at demystifying the workings of the human...
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