Search Results: "Amanda Beard"


BOOK REVIEW

AMANDA by Kay Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A well-traveled path with nary an unpredictable turn. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A first hardcover for the popular Hooper provides all the requisite thrills, chills, and hot-blooded romance, but this southern-style mystery, love story, should-be-a-TV-movie-of-the- week somehow lacks soul. Read full book review >

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BEARD BOY by John Flannery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Comically charming, this one-of-a-kind story celebrates the unique bond that connects father, son, and facial hair. A refreshing cut for young readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this illustrated ode to the beard, an impatient son seeks to invent and claim a beard of his own to connect with the cool brush of his father. Read full book review >

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JAMES BEARD by Robert Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Clark is also generously appreciative, without fawning, of Beard's real gifts and contributions. (Photos)"
``Born fat to a food-obsessed mother,'' as Clark (former editor of The Journal of Gastronomy) puts it, America's preeminent foodie (1903-85) was an overstuffed child whose acting career was foiled by his enormous bulk—and who eventually turned the catering, cooking lessons, and food-writing he was doing just to get by into a career that made him ``a star in the dwarf constellation'' of the New York food world. Read full book review >

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BOO'S BEARD by Rose Mannering
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Oversimplifies a complex issue. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Children are given practice in reading facial expressions in this purposive picture book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"For sports junkies fascinated by determined athletes back in the game after near emotional ruin."
Candid though bland memoir of an athlete juggling award-winning aquatic prowess with hobbling insecurities. Read full book review >

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THE LUMBERJACK'S BEARD by Duncan Beedie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A good addition to the growing shelf of facial-hair fables; themes of conservation and friendship are a plus. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jim Hickory, a lumberjack with a guilty conscience, opens his beard to a trio of forest refugees. Read full book review >

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BEARD IN A BOX by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Yes, dads are awesome, and if you hang out with them, they'll teach you to be awesome too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy scientifically proves that it's the beard that makes his dad so awesome. So…how to get one? Read full book review >

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AMANDA BEAN'S AMAZING DREAM by Cindy Neuschwander
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"At the end of the book, Marilyn Burns (The Greedy Triangle, 1995, etc.) does a credible, if prim, job of explaining the broad contexts of multiplication to adults working with children. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The protagonist in this story has a sort of low-grade obsessive/compulsive disorder: "I count anything and everything," chirps Amanda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMANDA PROJECT by Stella Lennon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A baldly predatory attempt to get into teens' wallets. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
According to popular Callie, Amanda Valentino was a quirky math genius who lived in a pretty, Victorian house. Read full book review >

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AMANDA/MIRANDA by Richard Peck
FICTION
Released: March 11, 1980

"All in all, a gorgeously romantic, implausible affair comfy as eiderdown."
Peck has unearthed one of the hoariest of chimney-corner romantic devices—the wobbly course of love and intrigue when two young things of diverse origins and temperament look exactly alike and cross destinies; and he displays it here in late-Edwardian satin, with agile prose and a straight face. Read full book review >

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BLOOD-DRENCHED BEARD by Daniel Galera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"An elegant, literate and literary mystery of appearances and disappearances."
Pensive, sometimes oppressive, altogether impressive novel by a young writer only now becoming known outside Brazil. Read full book review >

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BARNEY THE BEARD by Eve Bunting
Released: March 1, 1975

"A fluffy diversion, light as those drop biscuits Barney has to weigh down to keep them from floating away."
In the town of Conn in the County of Cork there lived two bakers and both were named Barney. Read full book review >