Search Results: "Bobby George"


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GEORGE by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Warm, funny, and inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
George, a fourth-grader who knows she is a girl, despite appearances, begins to tell her secret. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Washington remains an historic hero despite flaws and defeats. These are recounted in far more accomplished biographies, and children will be better served by reading about the real man elsewhere. (author's note, artist's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
By the age of 15, George Washington had written out a list of precepts taught to him by his teachers, the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," by which he lived and was guided throughout his life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Pleasant gossip, bubbly as champagne, but falling far short of what it could be. (100 b&w photos, not seen)"
Frothy observations on life and art by this singer-pianist going on his 27th consecutive year performing at New York City's Cafe Carlyle. Read full book review >

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DEAR BOBBY by Laura Roybal
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"Lasting, believable characters and a plot that will keep readers guessing."
A boy on the cusp of adulthood confronts his split childhood and finds a sense of balance between his two families, his two cultures and his two languages. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING BOBBY by Mary Pope Osborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Absent of the plucky, personality-rich heroines in their previous two outings, this one is an uninspiring disappointment save for Potter's art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A third from the duo of Osborne and Potter, this one is less a feminist remake than simply a character gender swap. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND THE BIG BANG by Lucy Hawking
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Labored and wrapped in a thin film of artificial drama as it is, this set of mind-expanding if scattershot exposures to some of science's biggest theories and ideas will once again find a large audience thanks more to its celebrity co-author than its content. (Science fiction/informational hybrid. 10-12)"
Like their first two collaborations, the Hawkings' third and final George book offers a hybrid mixture of made-up adventures in space/time interleaved with miniessays on, as one character unoriginally puts it, "life, the Universe, and everything." Read full book review >

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(GEORGE) by E.L. Konigsburg
illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg
Released: Oct. 20, 1970

"In current fiction, a boy with a problem seldom has it so good."
Parentheses because George is Ben's concentric twin, his loudmouthed inner voice, or, as Mrs. Konigsburg puts it in a nutshell. . . Read full book review >

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THE BOBBY SOXER by Hortense Calisher
Released: March 28, 1986

"A wildly uneven talent—but un-ignorable."
Another jolting, maddening, occasionally exhilarating trip on Calisher's Hovercraft fiction, as again the misty distance between the plot frame and the Meaning-of-It-All offers both dazzlements and headachy obscurations. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN BOBBY by Gabe Rotter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"The question is whether the inconsistencies of tone and plausibility are weaknesses of the novel or indicative of the narrator's mental state. Or both, for whatever one makes of the titular Bobby."
It is difficult to know what to make of a novel in which it is impossible to know what is supposed to be real. Read full book review >

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BOBBY KENNEDY by Chris Matthews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A brisk, admiring portrait that burnishes the Kennedy image."
Recounting Robert Kennedy's political career. Read full book review >

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BOBBY KENNEDY by Larry Tye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"Richly researched prose that sometimes soars too close to the sun of admiration."
A former journalist at the Boston Globe returns with a comprehensive, thesis-driven account of the political career of Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968). Read full book review >

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BOBBY WONDERFUL by Bob Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"'Caring for parents has become the new normal for boomers,' writes Morris. Readers will likely find other books on the topic more illuminating and inspirational."
A journalist's memoir of coming to terms with the aging and deaths of his parents. Read full book review >