Search Results: "Artist Arthur"


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MANIFEST by Artist Arthur
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Krystal and her fellow Mystyx are all people of color, adding a dimension of diversity too rarely seen in the genre. (Paranormal mystery. YA)"
New Yorker Krystal, 15, moves to her mother's hometown of Lincoln, Conn., after her parents divorce. Read full book review >

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MAYHEM by Artist Arthur
FANTASY
Released: July 19, 2011

"An engaging if occasionally clunky story for readers who have followed the adventures of the Mystyx thus far; those new to the Mystyx should start with Book One. (Paranormal adventure. 12-16)"
Angry, tormented and lovestruck Jake narrates this third installment of Arthur's (Manifest, 2010) Mystyx series. 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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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 >

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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 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 >

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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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ESCAPE ARTIST by Edward Ifkovic
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"The biggest mystery, in fact, is what chapter in Ferber's eventful life is likely to furnish the basis for the next installment in this offbeat series."
A much younger version of Edna Ferber, who already showed her sleuthing chops as a 70-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner (Lone Star, 2009, etc.), solves what's presumably her first case—with a little help from the other biggest celebrity to hail from Appleton, Wis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Perfect for libraries, art teachers, budding artists and fans of children's-book illustration. (note, biographies, selected bibliography of the artists) (Nonfiction. All ages)"
The title says it all in this anthology of inspirational letters written by 23 contemporary children's-book illustrators to future artists. Read full book review >