Search Results: "Britt Spencer"


BOOK REVIEW

SPENCER TRACY by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A monumental, definitive biography of one the finest film actors in the history of the medium."
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), warts and all. Read full book review >

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PAULA SPENCER by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Profound, subtle and unsentimental—the latest from a master back in top form."
An intimate, humane portrait of a working-class Irish woman's pleasures and struggles in her first year of sobriety. Read full book review >

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FLEAS! by Jeanne Steig
Kirkus Star
by Jeanne Steig, illustrated by Britt Spencer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Spencer's accompanying watercolor-and-ink illustrations, filled with humor and exaggeration, are just the right complement to the text's amiable foolishness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a perfect day, and Quantz is happily gardening when a dog stops for a scratch. Read full book review >

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MAKE YOUR MARK, FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT by Judith St. George
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"All in all, it's an engaging entry in a pleasingly child-friendly series. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Young Franklin Roosevelt moves beyond his spoiled childhood to a more mature resolve to pursue a life of service and action, like his cousin Theodore in this, the third of the "Turning Point" biographies. Read full book review >

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JUDGE SPENCER DISSENTS by Henry Denker
Released: April 1, 1986

"Strictly for cracker-barrel cacklers."
Good old-fashioned snickering sexism generally hides behind closed doors these days, so it's with a sense of growing wonder that one slogs one's way through the veteran Denker's Dial-A-Diatribe, starring Judge Harry Spencer, Great Brontosaurus of the Federal bench. Read full book review >

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ZARAFA by Judith St. George
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Thousands of visitors came to see Zarafa in France—no doubt many more will flock to this book. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Zarafa the giraffe first traveled on camelback, then by a small, creaky boat, then a tall ship and, finally, walked 550 miles on her own four hooves. Read full book review >

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ABBY SPENCER GOES TO BOLLYWOOD by Varsha Bajaj
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Culturally intriguing but dramatically dry, this story showcases the glamour and grit of Mumbai and gives readers an entertaining glimpse of backstage Bollywood. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Abby Spencer learns that the father she's never met is a Bollywood superstar and travels from Houston to Mumbai to meet him. Read full book review >

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BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE by Fredrick Backman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Fans of Backman's style or of the metaphoric powers of football will enjoy what this novel has to offer, but it needed to simmer longer."
The latest in a trio of thematically similar books by the bestselling Swedish author of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (2015), etc. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2009

"The many indifferent, sophomoric essays here will give Tracy fans information about his early work; the best ones will give them reasons to see it."
The obscure, often deservedly so, early films in which Spencer Tracy forged his screen persona are dusted off in this uneven collection of essays from the New England Vintage Film Society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Linklater cloaks a valuable history lesson within a dark, dramatic story."
The assassination of the British prime minister on the eve of the War of 1812 spirals gradually into a tale of pernicious political intrigue. Read full book review >

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CAT DAD, KING OF THE GOBLINS by Britt Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This high-wattage debut is a little rough around the edges, but there's nary a dull moment. (afterword) (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
A pair of sisters and a froggy sidekick go up against a horde of fungal jungle dwellers in this frantically paced Canadian import. Read full book review >

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TIANANMEN ASCENDING by Britt Alan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2016

"An enthralling, action-packed novel about a hero's courageous call to action in the wake of a realistically portrayed attack."
In Alan's debut political thriller, the governments of Iran and China join together to coordinate deadly terrorist actions on American soil. Read full book review >