Search Results: "Arthur Bradford"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1998

"The author sifts Bradford's writings for clues to his character—noting such ambiguities as his near- silence at his first wife's sudden death—and points out Plymouth's enduring legacy to this country. (illustrations, not seen, notes, bibliography) (Biography. 11-15)"
paper 0-8028-5148-8 Paying tribute to both the political skills and the deep spirituality of Plymouth Colony's guiding light, Schmidt (Sin Eater, 1996) paints a warm and cohesive picture of William Bradford's role in that colony's foundation and growth. Read full book review >

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TURTLEFACE AND BEYOND by Arthur Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A jazzy, anarchic collection."
In his second collection of short stories, Bradford (Dogwalker, 2001, etc.) delights with surprising tales of young men and women struggling to connect.Read full book review >

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DOGWALKER by Arthur Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2001

"Lovers of Lassie, Come Home should be forewarned—but more adventurous readers may find Bradford's uniquely daring and provocative stories well worth their attention. (His first film, How's Your News?, is scheduled to air on HBO this summer.)"
If you're an admirer of David Lynch movies, you won't want to miss this surpassingly bizarre debut collection—the work of a young Virginia writer and (as it happens) filmmaker. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR TURNS GREEN by Marc Brown
by Marc Brown, illustrated by Marc Brown, developed by ScrollMotion
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2011

"Overall, Arthur would probably agree this app is a fine way to save paper and still enjoy a good read. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
This adaptation of Brown's newest Arthur story offers pretty much the traditional experience of reading a book; the interactive features that are the hallmark of this new generation of the "book" experience are somewhat limited. Read full book review >

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BENNY'S BRIGADE by Arthur Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A perfunctory plotline, buried among visual wonders that more than compensate. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this bland but surreal tale two children find a tiny walrus in a nut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Both a splendid biography of one of the century's great minds and a vivid history of the period, especially the years when revolution was in the air and totalitarianism on the rise."
A punctilious and perceptive biography of Arthur Koestler, whose 1940 novel Darkness At Noon became part of the intellectual arsenal that eventually brought down the Berlin Wall. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR FIEDLER by Johanna Fiedler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 1994

"Only Fiedler enthusiasts and habituÇs of the classical music scene will want to wade through the run-of-the-mill pop psychologizing featured here."
The daughter of Boston's beloved maestro transposes the familiar laments of a star's adult child into the world of classical music. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR TURNS GREEN by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"Brown's familiar, brightly colored cartoon illustrations (printed in soy inks on recycled paper) feature schoolmates and family members sufficiently well identified that a new generation of Arthur readers could start with this timely title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Working on a school project his teacher calls "the Big Green Machine," Arthur finds many ways to save energy at home but frightens his little sister D.W., who thinks he and their father and Arthur's friend Buster might really be turning green. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING ARTHUR by Hudson Talbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

An ``Afterword'' describes this retelling as more appropriate for younger children than such classics as Sutcliff and White, but it's not so much easier as more contemporary in language, more profusely illustrated, and shorter. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR MILLER by Martin Gottfried
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"A thorough and welcome summing-up of a towering achievement in the modern theater."
Veteran show-biz biographer Gottfried (George Burns, 1996, etc.) strikes just the right balance between the work and the life in his judicious assessment of the great American playwright. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR BABYSITS by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Cozily predictable, with plenty of amusing dialogue and comical pictorial details. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In number 16 in this popular series, D.W. volunteers her big brother's services taking care of the rambunctious twins visiting their grandmother, Mrs. Tibble, in her dauntingly huge Victorian house. Read full book review >