Search Results: "Andrew Imbrie Dayton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE THAT WAR MINISTER BUILT by Andrew Imbrie  Dayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"If you can't afford a plane ticket to Tehran, visit the Daytons' House.
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A compelling family saga that spans nearly a century and paints a loving, true-to-life portrait of a nation. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

In the West, ``hope and opportunity often existed side by side with disappointment and hardship.'' This volume, along with companion books, People of the West and The Gold Rush, are intended to coordinate with public television's upcoming series, ``The West,'' but work just as well as stand-alone overviews of a complex subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Sharply observed, literate travel writing that drives home just how big—and big-souled—this country really is. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs, one map—not seen)"
Duncan's Out West (1987), which retraced the route of Lewis and Clark, took the author to some remote locales—but to nothing like the outposts of civilization that he reports on in this solid, well-informed survey of the 132 counties in the American West that have population densities of fewer than two people per square mile. Read full book review >

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SEEKER by Arwen Elys Dayton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Ellipsis-laden dialogue makes even death-defying, CGI-ready adventures drag. (Science fantasy. 14-16)"
Three teens are tricked into using their phenomenal cosmic powers for immoral purposes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONSIDER LILY by Anne Dayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2006

"Any reader who takes her faith seriously will be unimpressed by Lily's smug, shallow brand of Christianity."
The authors of Emily Ever After (2005) return with more Christian chick lit. Read full book review >

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EMILY EVER AFTER by Anne Dayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2005

"Christian readers hungry for chick-lit may appreciate the effort, but it's hard to imagine anyone else enjoying this generally irritating entry."
Chick-lit gets inspirational. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISRUPTOR by Arwen Elys Dayton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Just as plodding as the first two volumes. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
The Seeker trilogy concludes. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 1997

"A charming if terse summary of the journey; readers wanting a detailed history should look elsewhere. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Duncan's second book on the Lewis and Clark expedition (Out West, 1987) is the companion volume to the newest documentary by Burns, scheduled to air on public television stations in early November. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 1993

"Despite some strong writing: a muddle that obscures the tragic life that should be, yet never quite is, at its center."
True crime, childhood memories, social criticism, and a personal quest for self-revelation jostle awkwardly in this occasionally impressive, but more often confusing, debut from Imbrie (English/Vassar). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"An author's note includes extensive information on the sources and research for the story; a bibliography and map of key sites are also included. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Today's kids might not know the name of Daniel Boone (or what a coonskin cap is), but this original tall tale explains why Boone wore that distinctive hat as a boy, and why he stopped wearing it, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An inventive take-off on the boyhood lives of Willy and Orv, as they called each other, two curious and imaginative boys who became famous for launching aviation history. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
With his typically breezy illustrations, Glass puts a different spin on the story of the Wright brothers, recreating a childhood incident in the spirit of a folk tale. Read full book review >