Search Results: "A.A. Milne"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC HILL by A.A. Milne
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Children will be charmed by the little doll-like faces of the characters and the excellent fairy colors, pastel-colored to jewel-toned as needed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pooh might describe this 1925 offering from Milne as a Very Small Tale, and so it is, but gentle and sweet withal. Read full book review >

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LOUIS’ DREAM PLANE by Terry Milne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The message is certainly meritorious, but the execution is pallid (literally—Milne uses a muted palette throughout) next to such vigorous explorations of the same topic as Holly Keller's Horace's New Toy (2000). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Assorted flying machines adorn the endpapers and will propel young aeronautics fans right into this high-flying story of friendship. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF DIAMONDS by Jean Milne
Released: Feb. 28, 2000

"Good for the inevitable school reports. (glossary, related reading, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A useful but hardly fascinating look at what should be an absorbing subject. Read full book review >

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DADDY'S GIRL by John Milne
Released: May 8, 1989

Sardonic London gumshoe Jimmy Jenner (Dead Birds; The Moody Man) retrieves yet another set of indiscreet letters for posh, homosexual architect George Tiller, meets some publishing people, and is soon asked to babysit noted actor/author Charles Wallace, a drunk, during his book tour. Read full book review >

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AMERICA’S RASPUTIN by David Milne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2008

"An astute look at the debacle of the Vietnam War through the life and work of the unrepentant prophet of America's victory over communism."
Original, insightful study of the intellectual eminence grise behind two presidents and their disastrous policies in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A reasoned argument for withholding judgment."
The working women of porn tell their side of the story. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 12, 1996

"WullschlÑger's psychoanalytic thesis about these authors is as familiar as their stories, and her mediocre discourse adds nothing to either their lives or works. (drawings and 8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
That some of children's literature's best writers were not very happy or well adjusted is a sad irony, soured further by WullschlÑger's crudely argued, unsympathetic survey of their lives and works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORLDMAKING by David Milne
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A well-documented, full-scale overview of some key makers of modern history."
A survey of American diplomacy since the 1890s as reflected in the careers of the men who molded it. Read full book review >

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EYE KILLERS by A.A. Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Carr pushes the boundaries of Native American literature, creating an entertaining and erotic first novel that could appeal to fans of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire."
A sexy and chilling tale that combines Native American myth, gothic horror, and mystery. Read full book review >

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THE MOON'S WIFE by A.A. Attanasio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 1993

"Frustrating."
Surpassingly curious, dramatically uneven fiction from the author of such diverse offerings as Kingdom of the Grail (historical), Wyvern (pirates and sorcerers), and The Lost Legends of Earth (science fiction). Read full book review >