Search Results: "Ada Louise Huxtable"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Ada Louise Huxtable
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2004

"So, too, is Huxtable's biography: a fine and unsparing appreciation of an American original."
Eminent architectural critic meets eminent but-ever-so difficult architect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE by Louise Krug
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are fine moments here, but also considerable padding, so that, like so many other books, this is really a magazine article—interesting and readable, but an article all the same."
Memoir of a life turned upside down by illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADA POTATO by Judith Caseley
Released: March 20, 1989

Choosing an instrument is only Ada's first problem: it's not easy to make the violin play sweetly; it's hard to learn to play in time; and her sister Ellen says Ada gets a double chin when she plays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KOOL ADA by Sheila Solomon Klass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Ada's triumphs may come too easily, but they are satisfying and reassuring nonetheless. (Fiction. 11-15)"
The death of her family and loss of her home have robbed 11- year-old Ada of speech and of any interest in the world outside the children's programs on her TV set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LOUISE by David Collins
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Artistically rather bumpy, but Collins's earnestness will touch most readers all the same."
Collins's debut memoir chronicles his wife's losing battle with breast cancer and his subsequent struggle to raise their two-year-old daughter alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 12, 2003

"The hard challenge that defeats Niven: making an exciting story when morbidity and cheap behavior are the main ingredients. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
The grim tale of an Arctic expedition that had "doomed" stamped on it from the start, told (at times over-told) by Niven (The Ice Master, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLEASE, LOUISE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"An ode to reading that raises too many concerns. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl sets out on a solitary walk to a surprise destination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Cool and stylish. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Her intellectual curiosity is surpassed only by her passion for science. But what to do about her messy experiments? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADA LACE, ON THE CASE by Emily  Calandrelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The story feels a bit contrived, but Ada will be a welcome addition to the small circle of science-loving girls in the chapter-book world. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Using science and technology, third-grader Ada Lace kicks off her new series by solving a mystery even with her leg in a cast. Read full book review >