Search Results: "Antonia Barber"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1993

"Chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 7-9)"
The admirable Novello gets first-rate treatment in the new ``Hispanic Heritage'' series, aimed a notch or two higher than the picture-book crowd. Read full book review >

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ANTONIA WHITE by Susan Chitty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"Fascinating not for what it reveals about White's world (which she shared with Virginia Woolf and Graham Greene, who appears briefly), but for the guileless revelations of a troubled if functioning author inventing her life. (Eight pages of b&w photos- -not seen.)"
Antonia White (1899-1980), author of four autobiographical novels (Frost in May, 1933, etc.) and unlikely heroine of the feminist movement, described the period when these diaries begin as ``chaos, misery, breakdown, analysis, divorce''—although the entries conclude with one of the happiest periods of her life. Read full book review >

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CATKIN by Antonia Barber
by Antonia Barber, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Proof that the mundane and the enchanted can coexist with a little good will on both sides. (Fiction/Picture book. 4+)"
The Little People are not being intentionally cruel when they steal Carrie away from her parents. Read full book review >

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GEMMA AND THE BABY CHICK by Antonia Barber
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"A fresh, imaginatively conceived look at a well-worn subject. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of The Mousehole Cat (1990, ALA Notable) brings unusual drama to a familiar event. Read full book review >

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THE FROG BRIDE by Antonia Barber
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"The text is clear and rhythmic, and the images draw the eye again and again. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-9)"
This sumptuous version of a traditional Russian story holds within it fragments of other fairy tales familiar to American readers. Read full book review >

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ELLEN AND THE BARBER by Frank O’Rourke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

"Readers will slowly but surely find themselves spellbound by these period dramas, by their tight storytelling, their strong female focus, and their forthright sex (unlike the women's magazine fiction of the day)."
Surprisingly wonderful posthumous trio of love stories by the late O'Rourke (over 60 books, including mysteries, westerns, etc.), who had a keen eye for female psychology. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >

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UNCLE JED'S BARBER SHOP by Margaree King Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 1993

"A fine, unusually engaging debut for Mitchell, celebrating the courage and humanity of men who could survive hard times and injustice without rancor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Great-uncle Jed, Sarah Jean's ``favorite relative,'' travels from house to house as ``the only black barber in the county.'' When he comes to cut her daddy's hair, he explains that he's saving for a shop. Read full book review >

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MOOG-MOOG, SPACE BARBER by Mark  Teague
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Elmo's haircut is an embarrassing disaster. Read full book review >

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ANTONIA LIVELY BREAKS THE SILENCE by David Samuel Levinson
Released: June 4, 2013

"The foibles of novelists, critics and the people who love them are rich fodder for fiction, but weakly addressed here."
Literary success inspires only bad blood, jealousy and contrived plot twists in this debut novel by Levinson (Most of Us Are Here Against Our Will, 2004). Read full book review >