Search Results: "Barbara Greenwood"


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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A PIONEER THANKSGIVING by Barbara Greenwood
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This would be the perfect book to have on hand, along with materials for the crafts, for group or family use, to help while away the hours before dinner is ready. (index) (Anthology. 7-12)"
In an appealing amalgam of history, fiction, and crafts, Greenwood (The Last Safe House, 1998, etc.) mixes together a story about a family preparing for and celebrating Thanksgiving in 1841; recipes and graces; instructions for making a basket, corn doll, and weathervane; information about nuts and cranberries; games; and a history of the holiday, with the reasons for the celebration. 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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ROBIN HOOD IN THE GREENWOOD by Jane Louise Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Curry expertly captures the tone of traditional versions in this vigorous, good-humored rendition. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction/folklore. 8-10)"
Continuing the tale begun in Robin Hood and His Merry Men (1994, not reviewed), Curry introduces Friar Tuck and Marian by having both of them battle Robin to a draw, sends the merry men out to trick and frustrate the Sheriff of Nottingham repeatedly, and brings Robin and the king (Richard, presumably, though he's never named) together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fascinating read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Greenwood (A Pioneer Thanksgiving, 1999, etc.) successfully uses several different techniques for telling the story of the Klondike gold rush. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SUITE FOR BARBARA LODEN by Nathalie Léger
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"Loden fans will enjoy Léger's riffs; others may find the obsession mystifying."
French writer Léger muses on the life and work of American filmmaker Barbara Loden (1932-1980). Read full book review >