Search Results: "Arthur Edgar E. Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 22, 2012

"An admirable focus on the importance of education, but inexact prose and shaky story structure diminish the effort."
Smith's debut collection of short tales mostly deals with the difficulties faced by young men growing up in Sierra Leone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALFRED E. SMITH by Christopher M. Finan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Well written, thoroughly researched: likely to stand as the definitive portrait of Smith for years to come."
A rock-solid biography of the muckraking New York politician. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. 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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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." 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

EDGAR DEGAS by Susan E. Meyer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The pictures must tell their own story. (Index; illustrations) (Nonfiction. YA)"
If it weren't for the pictures, readers would leave this book thinking that Edgar Degas was the single most boring man who ever lived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDERELLA SMITH by Stephanie Barden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2011

"Though the first-person narration sounds a little too close to the voice of Sara Pennypacker's Clementine, the richness of this new friendship and the gentle resolution will make readers hope for another installment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Cinderella Smith cannot keep track of her shoes. Read full book review >