Search Results: "Antony Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"But if Thomas (whose Masterpiece Theatre version of Rhodes's life will air this fall) is not finally convincing in this judgment, he does manage to restore the relevance of a remarkable man."
One of the few books on Cecil Rhodes that conveys the ``contemporary mind and contemporary methods'' of a man who, by 1896, at the age of 42, had gained control of the world's diamond supply, built a second fortune in gold, added two countries to Queen Victoria's empire, and became prime minister of the Cape Colony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN'S HAT by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Happily close to the most recent royal birth, this whimsical, British-themed picture book provides a kidcentric introduction to the geography of London and a great opportunity for spontaneous counting and observation activities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pursued by a corgi sporting an argyle vest, a cartoonish queen figure runs through London chasing her hat, which is being whisked away by a strong breeze. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S HANDBAG by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A jolly British lark but with somewhat limited educational value. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a second wacky tale about the British monarch, Antony shows the high jinks that ensue when the queen's most precious accessory is snatched by a swan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY GOES BANANAS by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Teachers and parents of short-fused toddlers will read this over and over. Serve with bananas. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Betty's hunger gets the better of her when she faces a banana she cannot open. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEMENTAL by Antony John
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Readers may not catch all the loose historical connections, but they'll like the action in this occasionally exciting story of survival. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 12-16)"
The lost colony of Roanoke Island meets Captain Kidd. Read full book review >

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IMPOSTER by Antony John
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Aims for thrilling; reaches trite. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage thespian battles ubiquitous paparazzi and parasitic producers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RENEGADE by Antony John
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"Fun but ultimately unremarkable. (Post-apocalyptic historical adventure. 12-16)"
The action-packed conclusion to the dystopic alt-history trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECOND WORLD WAR by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"A work of vast research, depth and insight—perhaps too vast for some readers."
Beevor (D-Day, 2009, etc.) joins the ranks of other contemporary British historians to tackle the entire war in one volume—e.g., Andrew Roberts (The Storm of War) and Gordon Corrigan (The Second World War). Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE HOMECOMING PARTY by Carmine Abate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Shugaar's lyrical translation adds further luster to another entry in what one hopes will be a continuing series of publications of Abate's impressive, immensely engaging fiction."
An adventurous and troubled boyhood is piquantly detailed in this 2004 novel from a respected Italian author (Between Two Seas, 2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The joy of this volume is that nothing in it is labored or overworked: historical overviews dovetail perfectly with a close reading of daily life, always sharply and tersely drawn and using a rich supply of material."
Beevor (The Spanish Civil War, 1983, etc.) and Cooper (editor, The Letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper, 1992, etc.) have created what should surely become one of the definitive works on the Paris liberation. Read full book review >