Search Results: "Beryl Markham"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD LION by Beryl Markham
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"A vivid real-life story with a memorable message. (end note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
A young girl survives a terrifying encounter with a lion and learns to respect nature in this adaptation of a story from West With the Night, Markham's 1942 autobiographical account of growing up in East Africa. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Thus Bainbridge succeeds in creating a book of short essays as salty and addictive as a bag of crisps. (drawings by author, not seen)"
A loose-knit collection of personal essays, all of them short, irreverent, and revealing, by one of Britain's top novelists (Every Man for Himself, 1996; The Birthday Boys, 1994; etc.) Read full book review >

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THE BIRTHDAY BOYS by Beryl Bainbridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1994

"A triumph of sympathetic imagination."
In her 14th work of fiction, Bainbridge (An Awfully Big Adventure, 1991, etc.) reconstructs that most poignant of ill-fated journeys, Scott's 1912 South Pole expedition, in the voices of the five explorers who reached the Pole and died soon afterwards. Read full book review >

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EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF by Beryl Bainbridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"But her gift for lean yet resonant narration—vivid details and images, startling dialogue, telling anecdotes—remains one of modern fiction's marvels, and at its best this bildungsroman-at-sea (with more than a few echoes of Conrad) casts a dark, doomy spell."
The 1912 maiden voyage of the Titanic—not played for the usual melodrama but used, half-successfully, as the backdrop for the coming-of-age story of a well-connected, uncertain young man. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE POLKA DOT DRESS by Beryl Bainbridge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Unfinished, but a fitting and worthy coda to a storied career."
The last novel from English author Bainbridge, who died in July 2010. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Preachy, it doesn't hold a candle to the slimmer Time Warp adventures. (history and math notes) (Fiction. 9-12)"
At 12, studying for his bar mitzvah, Jason Cohen doesn't consider himself a kid anymore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AVI by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

Despite a term-paper approach, Markham (Lois Lowry, 1995), has produced a surprisingly involving and serviceable biography of a prolific and much-honored author. Read full book review >

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LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS by Lauren  Markham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"One of the most searing books on illegal immigration since Sonia Nazario's Enrique's Journey (2006)."
Markham relies on her roles as a journalist and a worker in the realm of refugee resettlement and immigrant education to craft a powerful narrative about an experience that plays out every day in the United States. Read full book review >