Search Results: "Barbara Mutch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSEMAID'S DAUGHTER by Barbara Mutch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"In creating a white Lady Bountiful and a wise but unworldly black servant, South African Mutch has more in common with The Help's Kathryn Stockett than Doris Lessing or Nadine Gordimer."
South Africa before, during and after apartheid, portrayed through the eyes of a black woman and, to a lesser extent, the white woman who becomes her benefactor as well as her employer. Read full book review >

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KNOW THE NIGHT by Maria Mutch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2014

"Mutch's story is absorbing and creatively rendered, but the central mystery remains."
An unhappy yet hopeful story of "a sleepless parent [and] a wordless child." Read full book review >

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BUYING THE VOTE by Robert E. Mutch
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"An excellent discussion of election finance reform for policymakers and political watchers—though the audience may not include many general readers."
Independent legal scholar Mutch (Campaigns, Congress and Courts: The Making of Federal Campaign Finance Law, 1988) contends that the Citizens United (2010) Supreme Court ruling has reversed more than 100 years of electoral reform and overthrown long-accepted legal definitions of equality, democracy and free speech. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM TRIP by Barbara Lehman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2006

"It's a playfully subtle celebration of the possibilities offered by seemingly dry and dusty museums and, like museums, entirely worthy of several lengthy visits. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Following on the Caldecott Honor-winning The Red Book (2004) is another mindbending foray into a wordless metafictive narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADÈLE AND SIMON by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2006

"Très magnifique! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Set against scenes of early 20th-century Paris, this engaging, reverse cumulative story follows a girl and her young brother when she picks him up from school. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC DRAWINGS OF DANIELLE by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The pen- and-ink-and-watercolor illustrations are beautifully done, especially the ones that show the world magically transformed in Danielle's eye. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Danielle's adored Papa is a rumpled, bespectacled photographer in turn-of-the-century Paris. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE OF LUKE AND LONGNOSE by Barbara McClintock
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A superb and inventive book by a truly talented illustrator. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
While Luke is asleep, his toy soldiers and elegant cardboard theater blow up and become life-sized. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Charming. (source note) (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
McClintock adapts Charles Perrault's version of the familiar tale, taking inspiration from the fashionable pretensions of the court of Louis XIV for her richly detailed watercolor and line illustrations. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA (AS IF YOU DIDN’T ALREADY KNOW THE STORY) by Barbara Ensor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2006

A fun modern spin on Cinderella, told by a sassy narrator, that delivers an insider's scoop on this familiar tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICTURE A TREE by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"For Arbor Day and every day. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Master of Plasticine Reid returns with a celebration of trees and the people who love them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARTY by Barbara Reid
Released: April 1, 1999

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A girl and her sister start off rather glumly in the back seat of the car, leaving all their friends behind, because they are off to a family party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA AND JULIA LOVE BALLET by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Young fans will dream big while enjoying this picture-book-perfect world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ballet is indeed beautiful for both a student and a performing ballerina. Read full book review >