Search Results: "Barb Stuckey"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"A helpful, systematic approach to developing a discriminating palate."
A thorough investigation of the sensation of taste. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Compelling. (Fiction. 12-14)"
It's 1975, and Barb calls Jeff to dump him on behalf of her friend Viv, Jeff's former girlfriend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Meticulous and well researched: a solid tribute to black culture in America that might well ignite sparks of interest in a new generation of historians and artists."
An impressive array of 14 essays (most reprinted from scholarly journals) on aspects of African-Americanism, ranging in theme from black nationalism to the writings of Herman Melville— and spanning a quarter-century of the author's impressive career (History and Religious Studies/UC Riverside; Slave Culture, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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TAMED BY A BEAR by Priscilla  Stuckey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"The book may find a few appreciative readers in Santa Fe and Sedona, but fans of actual ursines will want to look elsewhere, while those seeking wisdom from a bear ought to look no farther than A.A. Milne."
Albuquerque-based spiritual counselor Stuckey (Kissed by a Fox: And Other Stories of Friendship in Nature, 2012) delivers a tale of the bear as yogi. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON BUILDS A LIBRARY by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Sure to be enjoyed, this is an engaging study of one of our Founding Father's great legacies. (selected bibliography, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This unusual picture-book biography fosters a new understanding of Thomas Jefferson's life as viewed through his love of books and its impact on our burgeoning nation. Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE OF THE RADIOACTIVE LADY by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A dark, humorous portrait of a dysfunctional modern family. With its interesting premise and diverse, flawed characters, Stuckey-French's (Mermaids on the Moon, 2002, etc.) black comedy could have been even stronger. A tighter plot and a more developed heroine would have helped."
If revenge is a dish best served cold, then Marylou Ahearn is serving up ice cream. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A rich, accomplished piece about a pioneer in the art world. (author's note, painting reproductions, sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
This impressive biography of Vasily Kandinsky highlights the unusual connection between his art and the music that inspired it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Wonderfully simple, sweet and engaging. (author's note, source notes) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Theodore Roosevelt's 1903 trip to the western parks included a backcountry camping trip—complete with snowstorm—with John Muir in the Yosemite Wilderness and informed the president's subsequent advocacy for national parks and monuments. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2000

"A bit uneven, then, but strong debut. One hopes Stuckey-French will soon test her gift for exploring arrestingly unconventional characters and conflicts in the ampler latitudes of the novel."
A provocative debut collection of 12 edgy, effectively varied tales, many set in what appears to be their author's home state of Indiana. Read full book review >

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MERMAIDS ON THE MOON by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 18, 2002

"A quirkily convincing but ultimately stagnant tale."
Stucky-French follows her story collection (The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa, 2000) with a soggy first novel about family relationships and synchronized swimming. Read full book review >

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DOROTHEA'S EYES by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"An excellent beginner's resource for biography, U.S. history, and women's studies. (author's note, bibliography, resources, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
This brief, illustrated biography explores how the life of pioneering photojournalist Dorothea Lange influenced her art. Read full book review >

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THE STREAK by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"DiMaggio's remarkable hitting streak is freshly presented for a new generation of fans. (afterword, author's note, statistics, source notes, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak is considered one of the greatest feats in baseball and the one least likely to be replicated. Read full book review >