Search Results: "Alison Lloyd"


BOOK REVIEW

LLOYD LLAMA by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Rough around the edges, but readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink llama and a blue alpaca find common ground in this orthographically themed friendship story. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Definitive. (Photographs—121—some seen.)"
Engrossing story of the Balzac-scaled life of the great architect. Read full book review >

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ALISON, WHO WENT AWAY by Vivian Vande Velde
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2001

"The denouement, which comes in a seriocomic run to a funeral parlor the night of the eighth-grade dance, feels a little forced, but the unfolding of Susan's family's anguish is done at just the right pace, with each shard of emotion placed precisely. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Susan—who now wants people to call her Sibyl—is 14 and fiercely angry. Read full book review >

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THE ALISON RULES by Catherine Clark
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Several cuts above the standard teen-weepie. (Fiction. YA)"
The Alison Rules are never specifically codified as such, but they are all based on one organizing premise: to keep Alison from moving beyond her mother's death from cancer the previous summer. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Frances A. Davis
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 31, 1996

"Readers of this uncommonly rich biography will discover not only Wright's genius, but his heart and soul as well. (b&w photos, diagrams, sources, bibliograpy, index) (Biography. 10+)"
A faithful recounting of the story of the ``Maverick Architect,'' packed with colorful detail: Wright's mother taped pictures of cathedrals over his crib and brought him special toy blocks to stir his desire to build. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology; glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. YA+)"
A handsome, large-sized volume, attractively illustrated with photos, Wright's own drawings, and decorative designs based on his works, but one whose audience is a bit problematic. Read full book review >

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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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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Susan Goldman Rubin
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"As books about Wright abound, this, though handsome, is at best supplemental. (No bibliography; cursory index) (Biography. 12- 15)"
Appealing book design can't rescue a leaden look at the life and work of the eminent architect. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING OF ALISON ALYWARD by Genevieve Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Veteran Lyons (Green Years, 1989, etc.) turns in a performance as low-key, neatly written, and steadily entertaining as ever."
Mark Dangerfield, antique-book dealer and sometime detective in Maggie Thatcher's London, is asked by socialite Wendy Cadbury, a friend of his mother's, to investigate the drowning death of her young friend Alison Alyward, officially a suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LLOYD: WHAT HAPPENED by Stanley Bing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1998

"A scathingly snide, occasionally grating send-up of American business that's rendered with expertise, affection, and flashes of satiric brilliance by one who's lived it. (Author tour)"
Gassy, deadpan first novel, a tour de farce that both reviles and celebrates the pretentious, treacherous, and luxurious world of corporate middle management, revealed here by Fortune magazine's business columnist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"This book, unlike the friendship it chronicles, can't be saved."
If as the author claims, ``friendship is distinctly underdeveloped'' as a field of study, this weak account of the relationship between David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill is unlikely to promote the concept. Read full book review >

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ALISON DARE: THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ambitious concept in need of some polish. (Graphic adventure. 9-12)"
An extremely promising premise disappoints with its flat, awkward construction. Read full book review >