Search Results: "Beverly Joubert"


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FACE TO FACE WITH LIONS by Dereck Joubert
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"The topic is sure to appeal to young animal lovers who will ignore the repetition in early pages to admire these fabulous beasts close-up and in action in the Jouberts' own striking color photographs. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Well known for their documentaries and books on African wildlife for adults, the Jouberts here offer younger readers examples from their years of experience studying, filming and photographing lions in Botswana. Read full book review >

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AFRICAN ANIMAL ALPHABET by Derek Joubert
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2011

"A solid introduction to Africa's fauna—happy (letter) hunting. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
The Jouberts, National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, introduce young readers to the African animals they have studied for years and give them a lesson in letters at the same time. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO by Beverly Brodsky
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"With this multi-layered perspective of the buffalo Brodsky has managed to create an exceptional work that is both informational and aesthetically grand—a must purchase for all libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
Brodsky (The Story of Job, 1986, etc.) has made a magnificent re-entry into the world of picture books with this historical look at the plight of the buffalo as related to the Native American experience. Read full book review >

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LOVE HURTS  by Beverly Scudamore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A believable and largely unsensationalized look into an abusive dating relationship. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In a mostly well-executed problem novel, a Canadian teen becomes romantically involved with a dangerous boy. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2010

"An informative yet lighthearted look at the life of an American icon. (author's note, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Charles Schulz, nicknamed "Sparky," was the artist behind the Peanuts comic strip for more than 50 years and delighted the world with his popular characters—Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang—based on people the cartoonist knew. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2000

"As such, this appealing biography will certainly meet and exceed the expectations of a burgeoning new audience for the artist's life and work. (Biography. 8-11)"
A handsome, well-designed book and a terrific, engaging read, this is an openly affectionate portrait of Rockwell as both the man and the artist. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Beverly Gherman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Gherman (E.B. White, 1992, etc.) tells a fine tale herself, making Stevenson and his world vivid to readers. (b&w photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
In this work, subtitled ``Teller of Tales,'' readers learn what an incredibly romantic life Stevenson led. Read full book review >

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IN TROUBLED WATERS by Beverly Coyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Again, this author reveals her skill in catching the sudden, inexplicable stabs of passion in the troubled voyages of solitary lives."
Once again, Coyle (after her fine debut novel, The Kneeling Bus, 1990) plumbs the past—this time within the brittle, corrosive psyche of a 91-year-old Floridian native—to uncover a lifelong secret shame whose racist core is crazily mirrored in a present-day setting of joggers' trim front lawns and smug tolerances. ``Who could have thought the sight of one black kid might ease the conscience of a man living in the past....?'' Ancient Tom Glover—living in his old home with gentle daughter Lois and her husband, Paul, an Alzheimer's patient—was raised by his harsh, proud father to ``boss men and shame the women.'' Now, Glover becomes crafty, scheming as he watches young boys, all from affluent, educated families, fish in the lake. Read full book review >

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COVER GIRL CONFIDENTIAL by Beverly Bartlett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2007

"Serving jail time is a joy with this self-deprecating pseudo-journalist."
Morning news anchor faces deportation charges after a series of career and romantic missteps. Read full book review >

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BRISTOL HOUSE by Beverly Swerling
Released: April 8, 2013

"This latest effort by Swerling is nicely penned but also ponderous and overloaded with out-of-place sexual vernacular, an overabundance of detail, and a tired, evil Catholic Church conspiracy."
An intricately woven plot with voices from the past give Swerling's latest historical thriller an otherworldly aura. Read full book review >

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THE LAST HOLLYWOOD ROMANCE by Beverly Bloomberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Light, cute, and sporadically entertaining, but also obvious and immediately forgettable."
Bloomberg wrote for shows like Happy Days and Welcome Back, Kotter. Read full book review >

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THE TRACK OF REAL DESIRES by Beverly Lowry
Released: April 14, 1994

"A good read that provides diverting company but little closure."
This novel set in the small-town South dangles a lot of interesting possibilities but disappoints on half of these. Read full book review >