Search Results: "Adrian Fort"


BOOK REVIEW

FORT by Cynthia DeFelice
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Upbeat, engaging and satisfying; altogether a very fine book, especially for boys looking for a bit of believable, achievable adventure. (Fiction. 9-14)"
What preteen boy wouldn't love to build a fort in the woods? Read full book review >

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NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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ADRIAN MOLE by Sue Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Some of Townsend's veddy British jokes don't cross the Atlantic, but those that do are funny, frivolous, and devastatingly dead-on."
More satirical diaries of a persistently pathetic English everyman pitches brickbats and sourballs at Tony Blair, Princess Di worshippers, TV cooking shows, celibacy, and the ever increasing bunch of village idiots and ne'er-do-wells in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Illustrated throughout with archival images, this handsomely designed book offers an eye-opening look at a hitherto little-known community and a notable figure in Colonial American history. (glossary, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Another too-little-known chapter in African-American history is revealed in this rich story of the first free black settlement to legally exist in what later became the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2008

"An uncritical but colorful picture of a offbeat character who convinced many that he was a genius."
Stage-magic historian Steinmeyer (Art and Artifice: And Other Essays of Illusion, 2006, etc.) examines the quirky life of Charles Fort (1874-1932). Read full book review >

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Released: April 16, 2013

"A gorgeously rich tapestry of an amazing life and culture."
A carpet designer and businessman's profoundly moving account of a childhood and adolescence lived amid the Afghan civil war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET TREE FORT by Brianne Farley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Like a beloved box rattling with tiny, precious, ferreted things, this delightful picture book holds small, wonderfully specific insights into childhood imaginings, feelings, and frustrations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little sister's entreaties to come play go unheard by her bookworm big sister, so she conjures a tree fort sure to get her attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORT BENNING BLUES by Mark Busby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"First-timer Busby has a point to make about the effect of this unwinnable war on those who didn't serve, but it doesn't exactly make for a compelling story."
A young man contemplates his own mortality—and the Vietnam War—from a very safe distance. Read full book review >

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THE FORT AT RIVER'S BEND by Jack Whyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 1999

"Whyte has a grand time bolting his story together—though at this rate, grinding as slowly as the mills of the gods, he may have to FedEx his final volumes from the beyond."
Scots-born Whyte continues the saga of King Arthur over two mid- centuries of the first millennium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FORT THAT JACK BUILT by Boni Ashburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Alas, no substitute for a real pretend fort. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Small Jack makes a fort in the living room with a number of household items that the rest of his family needs back. Read full book review >

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THE FORT ON FOURTH STREET by Lois Spangler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Readers will be 'plane' inclined to ditch this screw-up. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
An introduction to simple machines that goes wrong at "Fort" and just gets worse. Read full book review >