Search Results: "Aubrey Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, AUBREY by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

"Her detailed progression from denial to acceptance makes her both brave and credible in this honest and realistic portrayal of grief. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In this touching debut novel, a devastating accident leaves an 11-year-old girl grieving and alone until her grandmother and some new friends provide comfort and support. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 21, 1999

"A life rendered with rich detail and sly touches—but not deeply. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A portrait of the artist as a young decadent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HEN FOR IZZY PIPPIK by Aubrey Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Steadfast and quietly amusing, Shaina is a girl to admire. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Shaina discovers an unusual hen sporting "emerald green feathers with golden speckles," she strives to find its rightful owner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTE DAVIS by David Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Indispensable additions to any American film library."
The stars shine bright in this series of brief biographies of four of classic Hollywood's most enduring icons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTE DAVIS by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Excellent especially on Davis's tics and mannerisms and how they undermined her ferocious energy and greater possibilities. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
Strong, honest, vivid biography of a colossal egoist, by the author of distinguished lives of Rita Hayworth (If This Was Happiness, 1989), Orson Welles, and Roman Polanski. Read full book review >

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BAGELS FROM BENNY by Aubrey Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Even younger readers will have no trouble appreciating either the wisdom that Grandpa offers, or the close relationship between him and his devout grandson. (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)"
A heartfelt gesture of gratitude takes a surprising but altogether proper twist in this retold folktale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISHKA FOR KOPPEL by Aubrey Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A fresh look at an old favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The traditional tale of three wishes gone wrong is here retold with a Jewish flavor as a magic meat grinder helps a junk man and his wife remember what's important in life. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON DAVIS by William C. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 1991

"A dispassionate, well-researched, and skillful biography of a complex and controversial figure. (Sixteen pages of b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
A fine, objective portrait in paradox, shrewdly detailing how Jefferson Davis's character flaws rendered him woefully unsuited to be President of the Confederacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 20, 2012

"A thorough treatment from an atheistic perspective, with numerous examples but few original hypotheses."
Luce sets out to explain why only science and logic are reliable guides for morality. Read full book review >