Search Results: "Briony Morrow-Cribbs"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"Guaranteed to cause sympathy itching and other discomfort.
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An illustrated compendium of facts about bugs behaving badly. Read full book review >

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WICKED BUGS  by Amy Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Entomophobes will find all of this horrifyingly informative. (index, glossary, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
This junior edition of Stewart's lurid 2011 portrait gallery of the same name (though much less gleeful subtitle) loses none of its capacity for leaving readers squicked-out. Read full book review >

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SUSANNAH MORROW by Megan Chance
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2002

"Melodrama on the loose: neither entertaining nor persuasive."
An overwrought debut revisits the Salem Witch trials. Read full book review >

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ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH by Kathleen C.  Winters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A perfectly calibrated tribute to an early heroine of the air."
Pilot and aviation historian Winters focuses on the neglected subject of Mrs. Lindbergh's work as copilot, navigator and radio operator on pioneering flights exploring air routes for the infant airline industry. Read full book review >

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ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH by Dorothy Herrmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"A sound work—fascinating and essential. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert.)"
Like Herrmann's S.J. Perelman (1986): a vigorous, intelligent portrait of a complex personality. Read full book review >

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ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH by Susan Hertog
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Although Herzog claims to have lifted Lindbergh's 'mask,— she reveals little, and instead paints on her subject yet another false, flattering face. (84 b&w photos, some not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
A fawning volume that focuses on the first 50 years of the celebrated writer, aviator (Lindbergh was the first woman to qualify as a glider pilot), and wife of the Lone Eagle, Charles A. Lindbergh. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET FILES OF FAIRDAY MORROW by Jessica Haight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A less-than-promising setup for a mystery series that will, no doubt, feature the enchanted old house and the magic shoes in sequels to come. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Fifth-grader Fairday Morrow's new home lives up to its spooky reputation, but she and her companions in the Detective Mystery Squad find out why. Read full book review >

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THE MORROW ANTHOLOGY OF GREAT WESTERN SHORT STORIES by Jon Tuska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Deep in this Land,'' by Ernest Haycox) to make the collection a useful addition to the growing shelf of Western anthologies."
The Western story, the editors assert, ``constitutes the single most important literary movement in the history of the United States.'' While that's debatable, it's clear, based on some of the 28 tales included here, that our fascination with the pioneer experience in the West has generated some robust, distinctive short fiction. Read full book review >

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EDWARD'S PORTRAIT by Barbara Morrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"A spirited bit of social history. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An itinerant daguerreotypist is coming to town, and Pa is taking the family, including young Edward and the baby, to have their portraits made. Read full book review >

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IMELDA & THE GOBLIN KING by Briony May Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"As magical products come, this one is very thin on the bone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl finds herself caught up in the conflict between fairies and goblins. Read full book review >

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GALAPAGOS REGAINED by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Prolix and period-appropriate language lends humor and an arch, Thackeray-esque tone but palls after hundreds of pages wherein the plot flags and the characters never truly reveal themselves."
Following in Darwin's footsteps, an actress leads an expedition to Galapagos. Read full book review >

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SHAMBLING TOWARDS HIROSHIMA by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Preposterous but somehow almost plausible, skillfully mingling real and imaginary characters with genuinely hilarious moments."
From Morrow (The Philosopher's Apprentice, 2008, etc.), a sharp-edged, delightfully batty novella that denounces the atomic bombing of Japan during World War II. Read full book review >