Search Results: "Anne Matthews"


BOOK REVIEW

PATTERNS by Anne Matthews
illustrated by Anne Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"A companion volume, Happy Faces (0-525-45542-6), is also available. (Board book. Birth+)"
Patterns ($3.99; May 1996; 10 pp.; 0-525-45541-8): This six panel, fold-out board book sports vibrant black-and-white patterns on one side—lines, circles, triangles, zigzags, starbursts—and more complex, colored patterns on the reverse (only four panels here, as the book's covers eat up two of them)—hearts, diamonds, curves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A mishmash of the flip and the deeply troubling that leaves the reader wondering what exactly the author's point is."
Preservation contributing editor Matthews (Where the Buffalo Roam, 1992, etc.) takes a look at the return of wild flora and fauna to New York City and New Jersey. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM by Anne Matthews
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Eminently readable as a study of personalities and regional differences, and as a popular account of a provocative proposal that may herald a sea change in American land-planning. (Four photographs; one map.)"
A colorful and lively look at the controversy surrounding the plan of a New Jersey academic couple to return vast sections of the American Great Plains to their original prairie state. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1997

"Her touch is informed but light—the result is less journalism than infotainment."
A whimsical, informal account of American university life as it now stands. Read full book review >

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THE CAVE by Anne McLean Matthews
Released: Feb. 5, 1997

"Nail-biting twists that challenge your jaw muscles."
A first novel that features familiar figures and situations but analyzes them with intense psychological understanding and moments of real literary flair. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2007

"Opening scenes of a junk-strewn industrial wasteland that is transformed by the end into grassy, rolling hills add an environmental subtext to this seemingly simple yet multilayered import. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with scarlet poultry that pops right out of the black-and-white woodcut illustrations, this variation on "Little Red Hen" offers unusual visual impact, as well as a gentle suggestion that children are not culpable for the sins of their parents. Read full book review >

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THE OUTCASTS by L.S. Matthews
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"This uneven but enjoyable magical tale brings its outcast characters together: a magical version of The Breakfast Club in the English countryside. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A class trip brings a collection of misfits into a dangerous magical world. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR by Andrew Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A good choice for most collections. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 16th-century Japan, Jimmu Shimomura is orphaned when his parents commit ritual suicide to preserve the family honor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Matthews covers a lot of ground here, but her extensive sources suggest the derivative nature of her argument. (Twenty-five halftones.)"
Having traced the decline of domestic woman in ``Just a Housewife'' (1987), Matthews (Beatrice Bain Research Group/UC at Berkeley) now explores less-than-successfully the gradual redemption of public woman in America from Colonial times to 1970. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2003

"Lively and informative."
Picking up where Women's Struggle for Equality (1990) left off, Matthews (History Emeritus/Univ. of Western Ontario) succinctly chronicles the accelerating half-century of changes in women's lives and society that helped feminists win them the right to vote in 1920. Read full book review >