Search Results: "Barbara J. Phillips-Duke"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IN THE WORLD? by Eve Merriam
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"The heavy stock used in the book's production will likely withstand rigorous and multiple flips of the flaps. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In yet another reworking of an old title (see Zolotow, below), Merriam's 36-year-old rhymed guessing game shows no signs of its age: Decked out in Phillips-Duke's colored, high-contrast artwork and fold-out pages, it is as fresh as ever. Read full book review >

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DIGBY by Barbara Shook Hazen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"These flaws bury the sturdy sentiments of the story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This I Can Read book is a conversation between a boy and his older sister, stylish children in ``homey,'' oversize clothes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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DUKE by Terry Teachout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Like most Ellington albums, Teachout's in-depth, well-researched, loving study of this American treasure is an instant classic."
With this exhaustive, engaging study of the greatest jazz composer of his era, Wall Street Journal drama critic Teachout solidifies his place as one of America's great music biographers. Read full book review >

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DUKE by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Exceptionally well-crafted and emotionally authentic. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
With World War II raging around the globe, Americans are called upon to sacrifice everything, even when it might break their hearts. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A wonderful story that brings us deep into that moment when America made race music its own and gave rise to the rock sound now heard around the world."
A monumental biography of the larger-than-life loner who fought for the acceptance of black music and discovered an extraordinary group of poor, country-boy singers whose records would transform American popular culture. Read full book review >

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MR PHILLIPS by John Lanchester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2000

"Lanchester's capable, knowledgeable, revelatory homage to Mrs. Woolf and Mr. Joyce (and even to Mr. Eliot's 'unreal city') is one of them."
Following up on his successful cookbook-cum-mystery (The Debt to Pleasure, 1996), Lanchester offers an end-of-the-century version of Mrs. Dalloway—with results as brilliantly captivating as Michael Cunningham's were in The Hours. Read full book review >

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DUKE by Donald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Despite thorough research, a book that adds little to our picture of Wayne. (27 b&w photos, not seen)"
Historian Davis (Southern Methodist Univ.) weighs in with another contribution to the recent spate of biographies of America's larger-than-life cowboy hero. Read full book review >

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 >