Search Results: "Boyd Varty"


BOOK REVIEW

CATHEDRAL OF THE WILD by Boyd Varty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"He's no Isak Dinesen, but Varty writes for a stirring cause."
Scion of a South African wildlife preserve recounts somewhat canned yet poignant memories of growing up in the wild. Read full book review >

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INSIDE OUTSIDE by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Inspired and inspiring, this is creative genius at work. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this wordless picture book, youngsters follow a boy through the seasons and see how the natural world influences his indoor projects and outdoor activities. Read full book review >

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BLACK DOG GETS DRESSED by Lizi Boyd
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Sweet toddler amusement. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A little boy dresses his black dog from head to toe in everything from underpants to jacket and socks: "I like the shirt with stripes, do you? Read full book review >

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FLASHLIGHT by Lizi Boyd
Kirkus Star
by Lizi Boyd, illustrated by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Contemplative children will spend hours on each page, noticing such subtleties as reappearing animals and the slowly rising moon over the course of one night in the forest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A wordless picture book both soothing and gently humorous. Read full book review >

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WILLY AND THE CARDBOARD BOXES by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, the make-believe adventures are nicely realized in Boyd's gentle, stylized art. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The day Dad's new computer arrives, Willy goes to the office with him to spend a happy day playing with the boxes, building everything from a plane to a circus. Read full book review >

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WILL by Maria Boyd
FICTION
Released: July 13, 2010

"Still, Will's feelings and relationship struggles are authentic, and the dialogue is crisp when the author pulls her message punches. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Aussie soccer jock and guitar player Will is forced to join the band of his high school's musical as punishment for mooning a bus full of girls. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE AFTERNOON by William Boyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 1995

"Well written, intricately detailed and researched, but uncompelling."
British novelist Boyd (Brazzaville Beach, 1991, etc.) cooks up a wild plot revolving around a long-lost, world-traveling father and his go-getter daughter, but he gets preoccupied with fictive gymnastics at the expense of creating characters to care about. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2015

"A coherent, well-written challenge to the status quo that guides readers who want to stop and reverse the effects of climate change."
A wide-ranging indictment of modern society and its lack of sustainability. Read full book review >

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BALDWIN’S HARLEM by Herb Boyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Less thorough than James Campbell's Talking at the Gates: A Life of James Baldwin (1991), but still of much interest to students of recent American letters."
A slender but sturdy life of the centrifugal author at home in New York. Read full book review >

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THE ALCHEMIST by Donna Boyd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"Many rich touches, such as a clock whose pendulum swings with 'the heartbeat of eternity,' that Boyd's fans now expect. More to come."
Boyd sets aside the werewolf saga launched so strongly with The Passion (1998) and The Promise (1999) to kick off another shape-shifting series, this one set in ancient Egypt. Read full book review >

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ANY HUMAN HEART by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2003

"A rich, unruly work, intermittently skimpy and chaotic. And, in its best pages (of which there are a fortunate many), a nearly irresistible entertainment."
The up-and-down life and times of a globetrotting author-adventurer, chronicled with exuberant wit and romantic gusto. Read full book review >

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WRAPPED IN RAINBOWS by Valerie Boyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Brings one of the most pivotal figures in 20th-century literature brilliantly to life. (25 b&w photos, not seen. Published in conjunction with the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities in Eatonville, Florida.)"
From Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor and critic Boyd, a definitive biography of the groundbreaking novelist, playwright, and anthropologist. Read full book review >