Search Results: "Anthony Everitt"


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THE RISE OF ATHENS by Anthony Everitt
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Nearly 500 pages of names, plots, betrayals, battles, and murders may be more than some readers want to know about ancient Greece, but Everitt keeps the action moving, making this a worthy alternative to the classic doorstop, Will Durant's The Life of Greece (1939)."
A thick, lively popular history that tells a complex story without dumbing it down or devoting more than a modest effort to distinguishing fact from myth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Clear, concise, well-researched and reasonable—a sensible, healthful lunch rather than a Roman banquet."
On balance, the 44-year reign of Caesar Augustus (63 b.c.-a.d. 14) had positive effects on Rome and its population. Unless . . . Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An engrossing history of a relentlessly pugnacious city's 500-year rise to empire."
Far less documented than its glory years, Rome's early period receives a capable account from historian Everitt (Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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TV DINNER by Betsy Everitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Still, Everitt (Mean Soup, not reviewed) has written a hugely amusing play on words that the youngest of children will appreciate and understand. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
When Daisy Lee says she's going to eat a TV dinner ``instead of peas, instead of soup, instead of rice, or something nice,'' she means it literally. Read full book review >

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UP THE LADDER, DOWN THE SLIDE by Betsy Everitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Most children will read it once, pack a picnic, and go. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A rhyming romp follows a group of kids from dawn until dusk, as they play in the park. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2008

"Such tales of lives cruelly foreshortened and of survivors' destinies abruptly rearranged are common to all wars, but the particulars supplied here render this one especially affecting."
A son sensitively reconstructs his mother's brief first marriage to a soldier killed during World War II. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"For a younger audience than Browne's brilliantly dark, subtle pieces, this is a hearty, cheerful offering that appropriately refrains from undermining the non-cheerful emotions. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Emotions are so critical to childhood that there's always room for a bright new book about them. Read full book review >

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VOICES IN THE PARK by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Browne's artwork is deft and kaleidoscopic, with sidelong imagery and a nod to RenÇ Magritte that heighten the surreal aspects of the story. (Picture book. 5-11)"
Browne's exceptional out-of-time story—about a visit to the neighborhood park by his familiar gorillas—is told from four perspectives. Read full book review >

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INTO THE FOREST by Anthony Browne
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Not as whole, perhaps, as Outside Over There, but a fine, unsettling evocation of emotion nevertheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy's anxieties over his absent father channel themselves into a deeply metaphorical journey through a fairy-tale forest to Grandma's. Read full book review >

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WILLY'S STORIES by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"This chimp is a worthwhile companion; young readers will no doubt answer his call. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ten classic tales serve as backdrops for one primate's book-hopping adventures at a local library. Read full book review >

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ME AND YOU by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Clever, thought-provoking and unsettling. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Goldilocks hits the big city in this nuanced take on the old favorite. Read full book review >