Search Results: "Alice Low"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A rigorous portrait of a woman of strong opinions who surely should have run for office herself. Promises to revive the old dame's reputation."
Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR. Read full book review >

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ALICE by Hugo Vickers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sympathetic yet free of pathos, Vickers's life celebrates an unusual and fascinating woman."
A well-crafted life of the late mother-in-law of the present queen of England. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"One nit: The font of the explanatory paragraph is quite small. (author's note, other anecdotes, timeline) (Poetry/informational picture book. 6-10)"
Need a clever book on sports to entice boys—and one of poetry, at that? Read full book review >

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SPOOKY STORIES FOR A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT by Alice Low
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 31, 1994

"Fantastically spooky and literate. (Fiction/Stories. 8+)"
Low (The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury, 1989, etc.) has collected scary tales from all walks of life. Read full book review >

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AUNT LUCY WENT TO BUY A HAT by Alice Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"It's a droll bit of nonsense that should draw a chuckle from Old Mother Hubbard fans. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poster Lady for the easily sidetracked, Aunt Lucy, thinking her brand-new blue one has gone missing (it's actually hanging from its ribbon down her back), goes out to buy a hat and comes back with a cat, goes out for milk (for the cat, silly) and returns with silk, seeks thread but finds a bed, and so on. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Some will be offended, but this groundbreaking volume's artistic merit is indisputable."
A welcome opportunity for book readers to discover the pleasures of a periodical that was to the Reagan-Bush era what Evergreen Review was to the 1950s. Read full book review >

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LOW TIDE by William Mayne
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"A fine readaloud for sophisticated listeners. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The ever-challenging Carnegie winner turns to New Zealand for an action-packed story that, as a colonial adventure involving new settlers and indigenous people, recalls the themes and limitations of Drift (1986): the locale and Maori are generic; but the elegantly described events, many verging on fantastical, elevate universal strivings and concerns to almost mythic stature. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"'Long Live Girl Scouts!' may be the cry on readers' lips after finishing this tribute to a spirited and inspirational American leader."
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, this biography brings to life the woman whose efforts galvanized an entire nation of young women. Read full book review >

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LOW PRESSURE by Sandra Brown
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A good old-fashioned thriller and a winner, even though the bad guys are sometimes just a little too bad for plausibility."
A bestseller about an old homicide that once dominated the headlines brings a family back together in Brown's thriller set in Texas, Atlanta and New York. Read full book review >

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SWING LOW by Miriam Toews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A powerful portrait of a man who, despite all odds, managed to live a normal life."
A father's suicide sets the stage for this wrenching account of a man's lifelong battle with mental illness, creatively written in his voice, as imagined by his daughter. Read full book review >