Search Results: "Audrey Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN FROM ESSENCE by Edward Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"A detailed chronology of the rise of a popular magazine."
The story behind one of the founders of Essence magazine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Plodding at times, with too many overly detailed case histories, but still a much-needed book in an ongoing struggle."
Responding to the troubled racial landscape of 1990's America- -where the press reports endlessly on black ``failure'' and professional blacks Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill gain prominence through scandal—Edwards (coauthor, Muhammad Ali, YA, 1977) and Polite (a psychologist specializing in the problems of the black middle class) offer a worthy glimpse into the world of black success. Read full book review >

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RUDE GIANTS by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Logic is obviously not the intent here; kids may pick up a few pointers on manners, but mostly it's just for fun—and fun it surely is, especially with Wood's outlandishly caricatured giants and prim, righteous little maid to expand the exaggerated humor. (Picture book. 3-8)"
For Beatrix the butter maid and her best friend Gerda (a cow), life is idyllic—until the two are kidnapped by a pair of hulking giants who declare their intention of eating them. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERTAKING by Audrey Magee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Magee's bare, brutal story is not new, but it is told with a sharply focused simplicity that both exposes and condemns through its understatement."
People on the wrong side of history are given humane consideration in an Irish debut, shortlisted for the Bailey's Prize, which follows a young German couple married during World War II. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING WITH JONAH by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Formulaic, but written brightly, and charmingly sincere."
A tropical version of The Paper Chase, describing a young woman's first year at an Indonesian medical school, by the author of The Cage (1994). Read full book review >

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HIGH-RISE STORIES by Audrey Petty
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A hard look at the consequences of poverty and flawed concepts of public housing and urban renewal."
An oral history of life in the public housing projects of Chicago, where thousands of low-income black families lived from the 1950s until their demolition, which began in 2003 under an optimistically titled "Plan for Transformation." Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL SELECTIONS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An imaginary zoo that will set readers to chortling. (key to smaller creatures) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gallery of chimerical critters that Darwin himself would be hard put to justify. Read full book review >

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PAINTED CIRCUS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Enhanced by a surprise or two in the page corners, this offers plenty of potential for enjoyable browsing. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Illustrated in rococo, circus-poster style, the 22 acts presented in this gallery each feature a visual effect or illusion, introduced by florid commentary from mouse ringmaster P.T. Vermin. Read full book review >

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A DOG NEEDS A BONE! by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Children will enjoy looking and finding bone shapes everywhere and will hope that his mistress will give him more than the offered carrot, broccoli, squash and peas—from endpapers to endpapers, a most satisfying well-earned bone. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What does dog need? Read full book review >

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IS THIS BURNING AN ETERNAL FLAME?
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Cover Story: (Mostly) Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Yay and Eventually
Swoonworthy Scale:
 9
Talky Talk: She Said, She Said
Bonus Factors:
 World Building, Super Powers
Ambivalent Factor: Horses
Relationship Status: Infatuation

Cover Story: (Mostly) Montell Jordan

At first glance, this cover is a total win: the fancy flourish, the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FIRST GRADE DROPOUT by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A sure conversation-starter about empathy. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In typical child fashion, an embarrassing slip of the tongue leads one young blond boy to want to drop out of school altogether. Read full book review >

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BOGART AND VINNIE by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Diverting and comical. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This story of an unlikely animal friendship is an unnecessary send-up of the plethora of videotaped accounts of interspecies pals but still has its charms. Read full book review >