Search Results: "Adrian House"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"Not as colorful as the Cass, but very sound—and notable for its well-rounded portrait of George, on whom the whole phenomenon of Elsa depended from the beginning. (Eight pages color, 24 pages b&w photographs)"
A biography of Joy and George Adamson (of Born Free fame) that proves a scholarly, earnest adjunct to Caroline Cass's Joy Adamson (p. 905). Read full book review >

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FRANCIS OF ASSISI by Adrian House
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2001

"A labor of love, but hagiography nonetheless. (4 maps; 14 color illustrations)"
An admiring biography of the medieval Italian saint. 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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An engaging history of a country through the biography of its most famous dwelling. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The latest installment in the For Kids series offers a biography of a house. Read full book review >

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ADRIAN MOLE AND THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION by Sue Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Laugh-out-loud one-liners ensure that even the uninitiated will enjoy Adrian Mole's journey through Townsend's cruel, comic world."
Loveable loser Adrian Mole turns 35 in the latest installment in the British series. Read full book review >

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HOUSE by Albert Lorenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"However, the artwork is deeply satisfying and the throng of informational tidbits keeps readers turning the pages, to savor slowly or devour in one sitting. (Picture book. 7-12)"
This handsome book, subtitled "Showing How People Have Lived Throughout History with Examples Drawn from the Lives of Legendary Men and Women," comes in the wake of Lorenz's Metropolis (1996) and is just as meticulously crafted. Read full book review >

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HOUSE by Michael Ruhlman
Released: March 21, 2005

"Squirts a measure of original thinking onto what has become a vast serving of the topic."
The travails and deep, soul-satisfying pleasures of buying a grand fixer-upper in the old neighborhood. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2006

"Armistead Maupin on laughing gas."
The Greenwich Village demimonde never seemed so demented. Read full book review >

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BESTIAL NOISE by Tin House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2003

"Sexy and worthwhile."
Tin House has quickly become one of the country's most noticed literary magazines—and herewith some of its contributors. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE by Laurie Faria Stolarz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"Stephen King would love it. (Horror. 12-18)"
A group of disparate teens win a contest to meet their favorite horror-movie director and find themselves in a real horror experience. Read full book review >

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LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE by Garth Williams
Released: Sept. 19, 1935

"Personally, I liked it certainly as well, perhaps better than the other."
Sequel to Little House in the Big Woods, and true story of the author's own childhood, and of the days when her father, feeling that civilization was coming too fast to the Big Woods, uprooted his little family and took them, via covered wagon, to Kansas. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF ROBOTS by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2014

"A perfectly acceptable and predictable trifle. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Sammy is less than thrilled when his genius inventor mother creates a robot brother for him. Read full book review >