Search Results: "Alana Stewart"


BOOK REVIEW

REARVIEW MIRROR by Alana Stewart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Stewart's gritty story will appeal to readers interested in her ex-husbands and her own rags-to-riches tale, rife with kiss-and-tell vignettes and the personal insights she's gleaned as an adult."
Stewart reflects on her modeling and acting careers and her marriages to actor George Hamilton and rock star Rod Stewart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Though the volume contains a certain amount of filler, Massey's unlikely insights into how women are shaped by the celebrities we idolize or despise are likely to prompt thought and discussion."
Odd but beguiling short essays about female celebrities toward whom the author has decidedly mixed feelings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST POINT by Alana Josephson
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"A children's book with a fine moral and beautiful illustrations but uneven prose."
Josephson's illustrated children's book tells the story of a girl's triumphant tennis match. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SIGN OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN by Alana White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 2012

"One hopes that White's clever tale, meticulously researched and pleasingly written, is the first in a series that will bring Florence and its many famous denizens to life."
A Florentine lawyer must solve a murder to keep his city from imploding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Either way, readers will enjoy this intriguing story, told in this well-written book that is not shy about honoring her accomplishments. (b&w photos and reproductions, not seen, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Biography. 11+)"
This first book in the Native American Biographies series covers the engrossing story of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone woman who was only 16 when she accompanied Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their expedition to the Pacific coast on the first organized exploration of the American West. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Woman on the Verge of Paradise by Robyn Alana Engel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2015

"A dating adventure that packs plenty of humor but not enough focus."
A first novel details a string of unfortunate dates and a vibrant attempt at romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 2, 2013

"A tighter and better-organized argument would have helped, but the authors provide plenty of smart if debatable observations about who we are."
A grab-bag, pop-psych look at cultural determinism and its discontents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOYS by David Stewart
by David Stewart, illustrated by David Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"This and the other titles in the Black & White series may well become favorites for tots to chew on until they graduate to Donald Crews' graphically striking classics, such as Truck and Freight Train. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
There is much to talk about with baby in this sturdy, wordless, black-and-white board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADDIS BERNER BEAR FORGETS by Joel Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Written in spare rhythmic language, the text lends itself to being read aloud; however, a close inspection of the illustrations is absolutely necessary for full understanding and enjoyment of this subtle, lovely tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Addis Berner Bear, a brown bear, arrives in a large, nameless city amidst the chaos of swirling snow, speeding cars and rushing holiday shoppers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE ON THE ROAD by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers will be perfectly happy just to be on the ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie are at it again in this entertaining sequel to their eponymous debut (2007). Read full book review >