Search Results: "Bobbi Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This is an introduction more than anything else, as it nibbles on the edges of a feast. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Miller explores the harrowing and bloody days of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of three girls. Read full book review >

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BIG RIVER'S DAUGHTER by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A breakneck tale that never quite catches its breath. (author's note, bibliography) (Adventure. 9-12)"
Never heard of Annie Christmas or Mike Fink? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MILLER by Christopher Bigsby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2009

"A richly detailed, revealing look at the making of a playwright and a man."
Copiously researched, deftly written biography that expands our understanding of a major figure in American letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MILLER by Martin Gottfried
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"A thorough and welcome summing-up of a towering achievement in the modern theater."
Veteran show-biz biographer Gottfried (George Burns, 1996, etc.) strikes just the right balance between the work and the life in his judicious assessment of the great American playwright. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEE MILLER by Carolyn Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Burke's graceful biography restores Miller to attention; students of art photography, in particular, will want a look."
Illuminating life of the once-renowned model, photographer and traveler who drew few distinctions between life and art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY MILLER by Robert Ferguson
Released: May 27, 1991

"The last years are quite sad."
Second life of Henry Miller reviewed this issue (see Mary V. Dearborn's ``The Happiest Man Alive'', above), this one longer, more richly detailed, with bigger critiques of Miller's works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE FINE TRADE by Bobbi Miller
adapted by Bobbi Miller, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2009

"Consider as a fresh and funny alternative to George Shannon's Piney Woods Peddler (1981) or the various singleton versions of 'Hans in Luck.' (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
In this sprightly Southern rendition of a familiar folktale, Georgy Piney Woods sets out to trade a "rail-skinny horse" for a "shiny silver dollar" to buy his daughter Georgianne a wedding dress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHANNON MILLER by Claudia Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"As an Olympic gymnast, Shannon Miller had the eyes of the world on her, but this overly technical treatment won—t put her on the bestseller podium where fellow gymnast Dominique Moceanu once stood. (8 color, 42 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A proud and devoted mother's overdone portrait of her celebrated gymnast daughter's trials and triumphs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS SALLY ANN AND THE PANTHER by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Still, another solid addition to tall-tale collections. (Picture book/tall tale. 4-8)"
Miller and Lloyd team up for another rollicking tall-tale adventure (Davy Crockett Gets Hitched, 2009). Read full book review >

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DAVY CROCKETT GETS HITCHED by Bobbi Miller
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 15, 2009

"Pair this with Steven Kellogg's tall tales about Davy Crockett and Sally Ann to round out their life stories. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Festooned with similes and hyperbole, as all good tall tales should be, this tells the infamous story of how Davy Crockett and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind met and wed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIOLA, FURGY, BOBBI AND ME by Kenneth E. Ethridge
Released: April 15, 1989

Three ninth-graders rescue their elderly friend and neighbor, Viola, from her conniving daughters. Read full book review >