Search Results: "Bernard Lodge"


BOOK REVIEW

MOULDYLOCKS by Bernard Lodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lodge's illustrations have the look of woodcuts, with thick lines and evenly applied color; Mouldylocks, curly hair wriggling beneath pointed black hat like spinach linguini, makes an earnest foil for her mercurial friends. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A surprise birthday party for Mouldylocks the young witch deteriorates into amusing, wizardly warfare when her three adult hosts take to cheating at the games. Read full book review >

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TANGLEBIRD by Bernard Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"The lesson about channeling chaos into creativity may be somewhat muted, but manipulated; children will like Tanglebird's triumph over those who once mocked him. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Detailed woodcuts colored in soft pastels add visual interest to this didactic story. Read full book review >

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BERNARD SHAW by Sally Peters
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Peters offers a rhetorically overloaded version of Shaw's life and work. (29 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A tendentious, trendy reading of Shaw, with an entirely speculative theory of secret homosexuality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARADISE LODGE by Nina Stibbe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Another deft helping of absurd social comedy and unconventional wisdom from a writer of singular, decidedly English gifts."
An English teenager with a rackety home life finds part-time work in a local retirement home and encounters old people, eccentricity, gossip, and death. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA WENT TO MARKET by Stella Blackstone
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"If the verse lacks poetic acrobatics, it is aerodynamic enough to keep the book, and Grandma's escapades, in flight. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Subtitled ``A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme,'' Blackstone's first book opens with the purchase of a flying Turkish carpet that helps transform Grandma into an international shopper. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Holroyd keeps a lightly even voice throughout so that every word Shaw utters—and he is clearly the greatest wit in the English language—glistens with intelligence against his fading hopes for humanity. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Triumphant closing of Holroyd's massive life of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1951), begun with The Search for Love (1988) and The Pursuit of Power (1989)—a work 15 years in the writing. Read full book review >

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NOAH MAKES A BOAT by Pippa Goodhart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Diverting. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another attempt at the oft-told story of Noah's Ark. Read full book review >

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CUSTARD SURPRISE by Bernard Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

This I Can Read series entry hits bottom, and just might have Ursula Nordstrom hurling thunderbolts from her office in heaven. Read full book review >

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BLUE BERNARD by Nathalie Tousnakhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2013

"Bernard's story alone is lovely to look at with too few shades between its primary hues. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
The second in an app series called Colorful World, this follow-up to Zoe's Green Planet (2013) follows Bernard, who is "blue from head to toe" on an all-pink planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARSHAL OF MEDICINE LODGE by Stan Lynde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"Satisfying western fare, in the vein of Louis L'Amour."
A young U.S. Marshal sorts out a culture clash with bullets and brains in this wild, winning western. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT MEDICINE LODGE by Mardi Oakley Medawar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1999

"A dense, near-impenetrable forest of plots (large and small), a confusing parade of fussily described but unmemorable characters, and a suspense-less mystery—all make for the weakest of the author's work to date."
The year is 1867, and the Kiowahs, among other Indian tribes, are sending representatives to a meeting with US Government bigwigs and their soldier escort at Medicine Lodge, Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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SONGS FOR SURVIVAL by Nikki Siegen-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Despite scattered glosses and a brief note at the end, readers infer only hints of each culture's individual character, but the universal sense that Earth is powerful in some ways and fragile in others comes through clearly. (Anthology/folklore. 6-10)"
A handsomely packaged collection of lyrics and proverbs, subtitled ``Songs and Chants From Tribal Peoples Around the World,'' gathered from several dozen endangered cultures. Read full book review >