Search Results: "Ann Ingalls"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Acknowledging Mary's long, worldwide career as an elegant, accomplished performer 'in beautiful shoes,' this sweet tribute neatly fills a niche in the panoply of titles about jazz greats. (afterword) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Macdonald teams with her sister for this celebration of Williams's talent as a jazz pianist. Read full book review >

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THREE MASQUERADES by Rachel Ingalls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"People who think they don't like horror stories are going to be very surprised."
Three novellas by a little-known master of horror visit luxurious locations in the twilight zone. Read full book review >

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TIMES LIKE THESE by Rachel Ingalls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An uneven but still substantial work from a quirky, under-appreciated writer."
Madness, mayhem and murder stalk these eight stories, the latest collection from a veteran American storyteller now living in London (Mrs. Caliban, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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BE MY GUEST by Rachel Ingalls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1992

"What's lacking here is the wildly inventive quality of Ingalls's best work—but, still, this is solid entertainment."
Two novellas that, though more subdued than Ingalls's last collection (The End of Tragedy, 1989), show her as adept as ever at mixing the sinister and the commonplace to create psychological suspense. Read full book review >

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ON THE BANKS OF PLUM CREEK by Garth Williams
Released: Oct. 20, 1937

"It is perfect Americana."
If anything, it is better than her enchanting Little House in the Big Woods. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A list of museums and newsletters is appended. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle tells it all; the first and later readers of the Little House books wrote letters that Wilder answered and saved, along with their drawings, photographs, and poems, right up to the last years of her life. Read full book review >

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LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE by Garth Williams
Released: Nov. 20, 1941

"For some reason, the almost-a-young lady Laura isn't quite as real as the child of the wilderness."
These books are written in the third person, as if they were fiction, but actually each successive volume provides another panel in the autobiography of the author This one is for distinctly older girls than its predecessor, as Laura secures her first post as school teacher, and puts her own school days behind her. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED LETTERS OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER by William Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"As with many volumes of selected letters, this one is studded with interesting material but patchy overall."
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) scholar Anderson (River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain, 2003, etc.) presents a collection of her heretofore unpublished personal and business letters.Read full book review >

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FARMER BOY by Garth Williams
Released: Oct. 1, 1933

"The story of a vanishing phase of American life, with delightful illustrations by Helen Sewell."
A juvenile AS THE EARTH TURNS. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1962

"Well worth reading."
Miss Wilder's journal of her trip from South Dakota to Missouri in the year 1894 will intrigue the student of early Americana primarily because of its colorful authenticity. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST FOUR YEARS by Garth Williams
Released: Feb. 1, 1971

"The spirit as well as the format is that of the Little House (though the format will mislead those who expect a functional resemblance)."
Laura wasn't sure about marrying Manly, she'd 'always said she'd never marry a farmer' . . . Read full book review >

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THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS by Garth Williams
Released: March 17, 1943

"Her happiness comes with Almanzo Wilder, whom she marries at the end of the book."
Illustrated by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle, and a splendid addition to the other fine books in the series. Read full book review >