Search Results: "Belinda Cooper"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FANTASTIC ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN by Heinz Janisch
ADVENTURE
Released: May 30, 2010

"This is handsomely designed in picture-book format, but the font size and amount of text on each page make it a lengthy read-aloud choice for kids whose imaginations trip the light fantastic. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Tales of Baron Munchausen have mostly belonged to previous generations, with a few books popping up now and then. Read full book review >

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HOUSES FLOATING HOME by Einar Turkowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2016

"Whether readers find this book unsettling or intriguing will likely depend on the child. It certainly offers fertile ground for imaginative conversation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This German import unfolds in dreamlike double-page spreads. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 28, 2000

"Poorly conceived and stylistically weak: Sand deserves more critical and detached treatment."
A biography of the 19th-century author that succeeds in highlighting the need for a new account of Sand's life—without providing one. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; source list; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A workmanlike survey of the civil-rights movement, focusing on the experiences of several individuals who were children or teenagers at the time: participants in sit-ins (Harvey Gantt, later mayor of Charlotte and a North Carolina senatorial candidate); one of the ``Little Rock Nine''; Claudette Colvin, predecessor to Rosa Parks; freedom riders; a student in the Brown v. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 1995

"Rathbone tells why Evans's vision of America was archetypal and powerfully original, but his persona remains an elusive presence behind the work. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable and cautiously polite, this first full-length biography of photography giant Evans is nonetheless a long overdue contribution to scholarship. Read full book review >

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Released: April 24, 2012

"A fabulous story packed with detail that explores both the positive and damning effects of extreme faith in a way that feels both fresh and authentic."
In Garcia's debut, the lives of two young girls in early 20th-century Madrid, N.M., are threatened when the combative powers of witchcraft and Catholic mysticism fight for supremacy with devastating consequences. Read full book review >

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BABY DAYS by Belinda Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A cute gift for a baby shower. (Picture book. 1-3)"
As a quilt warms a newborn, so this quilt of rhymes warms the new relationship between parent and child. Read full book review >

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LIPS UNSEALED by Belinda Carlisle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"Despite its psychologically thin veneer, the book is a harrowing cautionary tale of the perilous freedoms that rock stardom brings."
Go-Go's singer and popular solo songstress reflects on her struggles with identity, drugs and the pitfalls of pop stardom. Read full book review >