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 >

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SEVEN SURRENDERS by Ada Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Rich food for thought; perhaps not entirely digestible."
War and chaos loom in this conclusion to the story begun in Too Like the Lightning (2016), in which a child with godlike powers disrupts a supposedly serene future society built on Enlightenment principles. Read full book review >

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KADJ'EL by Ada Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2016

"A wandering, though cathartic, urban fantasy saga about a jewel thief."
This debut novel sees a woman with a knack for trouble run afoul of a secret enclave of Elves. Read full book review >

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TOO LIKE THE LIGHTNING by Ada Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Worldbuilding at its richest."
The first of a two-book series concerning a future Earth society patterned after the principles of the Enlightenment. Read full book review >

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WEDDING TOASTS I'LL NEVER GIVE by Ada Calhoun
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 16, 2017

"Calhoun ends with a toast that she actually would give, and it's wise and lovely."
True love never runs smooth according to these essays, which could pass as a memoir of the author's own marriage. Read full book review >

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POO IN THE ZOO! by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Certain to excite gushes—of hysterical laughter, that is—from lone readers and storytime audiences alike. (Poopture book. 4-10)"
Proving that there's always something new at the zoo, a pile of luminescent poop leaves even the designated poo-scooper flabbergasted. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Some repetition does not detract, and children might be moved by Ada's exhortation to consider their own family stories. (b&w photographs) (Memoir. 9-14)"
Of books comprising nuggets of memory there seems to be no end, and in a companion volume to her Where the Flame Trees Bloom (1994, not reviewed), Ada recounts small stories of growing up in the town of in CamagÅey, Cuba. Read full book review >

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BAD GIRLS OF FASHION by Jennifer Croll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Richly detailed and engagingly written, Croll's captivating study is sure both to enlighten and embolden fashion-minded youth. (index, bibliography, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-17)"
A probing look at influential women in fashion history. Read full book review >

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WITH LOVE, LITTLE RED HEN by Alma Flor Ada
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Known for both the two previous titles in this series and the Albert series of books, Tryon's detailed illustrations fit the letters perfectly, and close observers will discover something new with each reading. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Lovers of fractured fairy tales will be amused by this further peek into the personal letters of familiar characters by the team that started it all with Dear Peter Rabbit (1994). Ms. Red Hen has just moved to Happy Valley with her brood of chicks, but her neighbors are proving to be less than neighborly. Read full book review >

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LET ME HELP!/¡QUIERO AYUDAR! by Alma Flor Ada
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Domínguez's vigorous paint strokes in bold aquas, greens and blues that stand out against the dusty backdrop vibrantly complement this bilingually told story about the Latino fiesta. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Like a young child eager to help, Perico, the parrot, is excited about the upcoming Cinco de Mayo preparations and repeatedly cries, "Let me help! / ¡Quiero ayudar!"—a phrase learned from his family's youngest child, Martita. Read full book review >