Search Results: "Amber Stewart"


BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY STEWART by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Stout, readable story about how a nice guy got his acting chops and became one of Hollywood's greats."
An actor's life, presented admiringly—after all, the subject is a plain-spoken American beau ideal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Not a wonderful account of a life. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000)"
Readers interested in finding out more about Stewart and his distinguished career, his signal roles in movies such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Winchester '73, Harvey, and Vertigo, should steer far wide of this stunningly inept work. Read full book review >

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JAMES STEWART by Donald Dewey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A model of how to do a serious but entertaining Hollywood biography; Dewey never loses sight of the work, which is what makes Stewart important in the first place. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Biographer and novelist Dewey (Marcello Mastroianni, 1993; Reasonable Doubts, 1991) offers a voluminous, highly intelligent look at one of the richest and most complex of Hollywood star personas, not incidentally, one of the industry's most beloved actors. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Roy Pickard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Slim pickings on a tasty bird. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Largely scissors-and-paste celebio of Stewart, spiced with two interviews that Pickard, a British film scholar, conducted with the actor over the years. Read full book review >

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TOO SMALL FOR MY BIG BED by Amber Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A didactic pipe dream. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Stewart tenders a piece of puff pastry that wishes nothing more than to send its readers to slumberland. Read full book review >

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I’M BIG ENOUGH by Amber Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A gentle tale for those struggling with giving up a loved object, but with some undertones parents should be aware of. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bean is big enough to do lots of things, but giving up her blanket may be beyond her. Read full book review >

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RABBIT EARS by Amber Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Few preschoolers will not be able to find a kindred spirit in this little bunny. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sometimes all it takes is the example of someone slightly older to encourage children to try new things. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME FOR BUTTON by Amber Stewart
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2009

"Skip it. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As Button gets ready for sleep, he remembers the scary tree-bear he saw that day; to allay his fears, Daddy Bear tells Button about "a day when there were no scary things….The day you were born…." Read full book review >

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NO BABYSITTERS ALLOWED by Amber Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A great way to soothe children facing a night with the 'dreaded' babysitter. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hopscotch is brave about many things: taking spiders outside, getting bandaged after a tricycle fall, hanging upside-down on the trapeze—none of these faze him a bit. Read full book review >

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AMBER WAITING by Nan Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"This is just the sort of episode that children should insist on sharing with similarly dilatory caregivers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Gregory (Wild Girl and Gran, not reviewed, etc.) sends an oblique but pointed message to parents: Amber enjoys everything about Kindergarten except having to wait to be picked up. Read full book review >