Search Results: "A.B.C. Whipple"


BOOK REVIEW

CRITTERS by A.B.C. Whipple
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Of particular interest to those with an appreciation—and a soft spot—for backyard fauna. (Eleven lovely line drawings accompany the text)"
Primarily known as the author of numerous naval history books (To the Shores of Tripoli, 1991, etc.), Whipple turns his attention here to an investigation—via both firsthand observation and research—of the local wildlife that live in and about his Greenwich, Connecticut, neighborhood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 1991

"Americana at its rousing and resonant best."
America's first hostage crises date back to its formative years, when Muslim pirates operating out of city-state ports along North Africa's Barbary Coast preyed on its merchant vessels in the Mediterranean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATTHEW A.B.C. by Peter Catalanotto
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A stunning play of art and verbal imagination. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The backgrounds to the illustrations in Catalanotto's inspired alphabet book may remind readers of Mark Rothko's paintings, but the portraits of the characters in the foregrounds of the bifurcated color fields are uniformly droll. Mrs. Tuttle's kindergarten class has 25 students, all named Matthew, and most with jug ears and gap-toothed smiles. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC FAMILY WHIPPLE by Matthew Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"For record-breaking tedium, this takes the cake. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Unfortunately ordinary in an extraordinary family, 11-year-old Arthur demonstrates sympathy and good sportsmanship as he works to find those responsible for his family's recent disasters and clear their former-gangster chef's name while continuing his fruitless search for a world record of any kind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 1936

"Mental deduction rather than tangible clues."
Hercule Poirot comes out of his retirement, enticed to the chase by a series of anonymous letters, each one prophesying a murder in a certain town on a certain date. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF LUCY WHIPPLE by Karen Cushman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"With a story that is less a period piece than a timeless and richly comic coming-of-age story, Cushman remains on a roll. (Fiction. 10- 13)"
The recent Newbery medalist plunks down two more strong-minded women, this time in an 1849 mining camp—a milieu far removed from the Middle Ages of her first novels, but not all that different when it comes to living standards. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF IVY & SORROW by Natalie Whipple
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"With unwavering BFFs, stolen kisses, red herrings and a variety of spells, there's something for chick-lit, romance, mystery and fantasy fans alike. (Supernatural romance. 13-18)"
If being an adolescent already feels like a curse, try life as a modern teenage witch. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S DRAGONS DRAGONS by Laura Whipple
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A second well-chosen, gorgeously illustrated collection of poetry in the style of Animals Animals (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GATEKEEPERS by Chris Whipple
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"A well-researched, well-written review of a unique government position—informative for the general public and an insightful blueprint for the new administration."
Peabody and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Whipple chronicles the roles as well as the successes and failures of White House chiefs of staff from the Richard Nixon to Barack Obama administrations. Read full book review >

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TRANSPARENT by Natalie Whipple
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2013

"A great fit for fans of unusual love interests, happily free of all the brooding of Twilight. (Science fiction/romance. 13 & up)"
An invisible girl finds it hard to hide in this X-Men-meets-The Godfather debut. Read full book review >

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SNOOKER GLEN by D.F. Whipple
Released: Dec. 4, 2006

"Tension is high as community and corporate power go toe-to-toe in this rural narrative."
Corporate powers take on the gritty and inimitable coal miners of Snooker Glen, Ky., during the strike of 1972. Read full book review >