Search Results: "Barbara Timberlake Russell"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Every chapter begins with a quotation from the Bible, lending structure to this intriguing, exciting tale. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Russell (Blue Lightning, 1997, etc.) pens a fantasy with biblical overtones, in which a timid, bookish 14-year-old must save the world from the devil. Read full book review >

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BLUE LIGHTNING by Barbara Timberlake Russell
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"The plotting, however, is wobbly and confusing. (Fiction. 10+)"
A novel that aspires to the same spirituality that drove Field of Dreams, equating unfinished affairs in life with an unfinished game of baseball, and making the father-son bond paramount. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE’S AMERIKAY by Barbara Timberlake Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2006

"With deft dialogue and well-chosen phrases, Russell enlivens the period, when the poor competed for jobs, death in childhood was more common than anomalous and a vibrant city gave birth to jazz. (historical note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
An Irish immigrant family scrimps to earn its place in New Orleans in 1898. Read full book review >

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THE REMEMBERING STONE by Barbara Timberlake Russell
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 2, 2004

"Ultimately, the whole thing falls flat, despite good intentions. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Dreams become a leitmotif in this story of personal and cultural identity—with some muddled success. Read full book review >

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LUCKY RUSSELL by Brad Sneed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"An unusual and original barnyard tour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In his first solo book, the illustrator of Grandpa's Song (1991) tells a familiar story: a kitten, longing for an important job, volunteers for one farm task after another (``You're too cute,'' barks the dog. ``You gotta have a mean look and a low growl to protect the farm'') until the farmer points out what a fine playmate he makes for a little girl. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"In Russell's paradox of a life, Monk uncompromisingly, enlighteningly reveals a complex mixture of caddishly cold behavior, profound intellectual passion, and a fierce social conscience. (illustrations, not seen)"
This first volume of Monk's biography cohesively, skeptically analyzes the aristocratic philosopher's mathematically logical intellect, Victorian purposefulness, and Edwardian mores. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2001

"Monk's generally negative portrait may alienate the great man's devotees, but it's the product of meticulous research and balanced by the biographer's esteem for a great intellect and outsized personality. (illustrations not seen)"
An outstanding conclusion to the story begun in Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude, 1872-1921 (1996): the tragedy of a brilliant but flawed thinker who mistreated the humans closest to him while promoting humanity in the abstract. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Person offers an excellent guide to his legacy. (15 b&w photos)"
A concise, lucid tour of the writings and wide-ranging ideas of the American regarded in many quarters as "the founder of the modern conservative movement." Read full book review >

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BERTRAND RUSSELL by Caroline Moorehead
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Moorehead shapes Russell's complex character into a vivid and compelling portrait: an exemplary accomplishment. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs)"
Ambitious biography by Moorehead (ed., Betrayal, 1990, etc.) of one of the most fascinating of modern British lives, taking in a century of social and cultural upheaval. Read full book review >