Search Results: "Barbara Else"


BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A heaping plateful of adventure, spiced to perfection with dangers, deft humor and silly bits. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A seemingly ordinary lad boards a seagoing eatery and is swept up in a series of flights and pursuits that lead him to a higher destiny than he expects (or even wants, particularly). Read full book review >

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FICKLE BARBARA by Satomi Ichikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The last (copyright) page discloses that the text here is by Patricia Lee Gauch; even if the idea is Ichikawa's, it would be more honest to credit Gauch, at least as coauthor, on the title page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Ballerina Bear Barbara'' is one of many bears living in the room of a Parisian child. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. Read full book review >

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AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >

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THE VOLUME OF POSSIBLE ENDINGS by Barbara Else
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"An entertaining romp, more comical than scary and with a poignant but hopeful close. (endpaper map) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
One child raised in secret and another assembled from mechanical and magical parts find themselves enmeshed in a deadly scheme to usurp the throne of Fontania in this high-spirited second sequel to The Traveling Restaurant (2012).Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN AND THE NOBODY BOY by Barbara Else
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"That death is the only surprise in this routine bildungsroman. (endpaper map) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Else gathers a pile of well-seasoned fantasy kindling but fails to light it up in this uninspired sequel to the effervescent The Traveling Restaurant (2012). Read full book review >

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NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH by Josephine Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2000

"A remarkable achievement from a writer who just keeps getting better."
Another character-rich, atmospheric, thematically complex tale from Humphreys (The Fireman's Fair, 1991, etc.), set in a "piney lower corner of North Carolina" during the Civil War era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A valuable personal look at what can be a horrendously complex process."
A three-year-long, tear-and-wine-soaked correspondence between two women in hot pursuit of motherhood—-evoking a daunting world of fertility treatments and adoption attempts while offering evidence of the power of determination. Read full book review >