Search Results: "Allan Plenderleith"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2012

"Flo and her unusual offspring easily capture readers' hearts in this story of faith and love. Not bad for a chicken who can't lay eggs. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cluck-worthy story about a chicken with magical maternal instincts succeeds with flashes of visual wit and a lovable main character. Read full book review >

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ALLAN STEIN by Matthew Stadler
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A hackneyed portrayal of gay lust: vacuous, pointless, and tasteless in the extreme."
A pedophilic fantasy by the popular gay novelist (The Sex Offender, 1994, etc.) whose earlier work showed signs of a vivid imagination rather reluctantly reined in. Read full book review >

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ALLAN PINKERTON by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1997

"More hagiography than biography, this rather lifeless narrative hardly represents a balanced portrayal of a controversial figure."
Mackay, a Scottish historian whose previous works include a biography of fellow Scot Robert Burns (1993), turns his attention to another Glaswegian, Allan Pinkerton. Read full book review >

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ALLAN PINKERTON by Carl R. Green
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"This well-documented entry in the Outlaws and Lawmen of the Wild West series will appeal more to less practiced readers than will Wormser's Pinkerton: America's First Private Eye (1990). (map, notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-11)"
The colorful life of the US's first private investigator is filled with contradictions: His reputation for honesty as a detective was unshakeable, but he embroidered freely on his adventures in his bestselling memoirs; he supported several popular causes and ran a station on the Underground Railroad, yet worked to smash the Molly Maguires. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Humor, math and poetry—who knew they were such a good combination? (Poetry/math. 8-12)"
Going a step beyond his Arithme-Tickle (illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, 2001), Lewis cleverly combines math and language arts with this collection of humorous poetry parodies that present readers with math word problems to solve. Read full book review >

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EDGAR ALLAN POE by Paul Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Although Collins doesn't provide much new information, the clean, crisp narrative presents the puzzling Poe as a deeply troubled and toweringly talented artist."
The author of investigative books about literary and historical figures returns with a lean, swift life of the puzzling Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), whose life and death are as full of mystery as his famous tales. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Vivid and haunting: a great success."
Fast upon the heels of Kenneth Silverman and his splendid Edgar A. Poe (1991), Meyers (Joseph Conrad, 1991, etc.) fashions an even greater success with the same material. Read full book review >

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Edgar Allan Poe  by Giuseppe Cafiero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2015

"Unorthodox but admirable mix of fiction and biography."
Cafiero (Vincent Van Gogh: The Ambiguity of Insanity, 2015, etc.) investigates the life of recently deceased Edgar Allan Poe via an invented editor in this hybrid work of fiction and biography.Read full book review >

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EDGAR ALLAN POE by Brod Bagert
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"The Tell-Tale Heart'' as a deranged Wee Willy Winky. (index) (Poetry. 10+)"
An ambitious but not completely successful entry in the Poetry for Young People series (see Bolin, below). Read full book review >

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THE POET EDGAR ALLAN POE by Jerome McGann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"In a book for literary critics, scholars and instructors, Poe as a consummate craftsman who daringly reimagined how poems invent meaning."
A scholarly defense of Poe's aesthetics. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF EDGAR ALLAN POE by George Egon Hatvary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"But Edgarphiles may not be able to resist the conceit of his murder being avenged by his most famous fictional creation."
Not convinced by recent new reports that Poe died of rabies? Read full book review >

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EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE LONDON MONSTER by Karen Lee Street
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A bit like the newly imagined Sherlock Holmes movies: a dose of drama, a dash of darkness, and a little bit of humor ultimately liven up the journey."
1840: Edgar Allan Poe and Auguste Dupin race to uncover the truth about a violent scandal involving Poe's actor grandparents and a notorious London criminal in Street's debut novel. Read full book review >