Search Results: "C.M. Butzer"


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GETTYSBURG by C.M. Butzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Undoubtedly smarter and more astute than many of its graphic-nonfiction counterparts, this book should speak to those seeking a visual account. (map, author's notes; footnotes, bibliography, not seen) (Graphic nonfiction. 9-12)"
This sophisticated contender in the graphic nonfiction market opens with "The Story So Far," setting the stage for the events that led to the bloody Civil War battle at Gettysburg. Read full book review >

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Eerie by C.M. McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A charming and inventive tale with a brave heroine confronting romance and dangerous entities."
A young woman must deal with a missing sister and a peculiar university in this debut paranormal adventure. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"Davenier's watercolors are charmingly atmospheric, perfectly suited to Millen's spirit-raising verse; the two will work magic on any down-at-the-mouth child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fine counterpoint of wistful ache and be-bop sparkle informs this story about shaking the blues. Read full book review >

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SKY OVER EL NIDO by C.M. Mayo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1995

"The observed details and refracted style here define a talent worth attending to: a distinctive debut."
The latest Flannery O'Connor Award winner brings together 13 highly accomplished stories, only a few of which have been published in small magazines. Read full book review >

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IN THE MIDST OF by C.M. Barons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Period fiction that often feels like an interminable undergrad bull session."
An enigmatic pied piper conjures the spirit of '70s campus life in this baroque coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"The author argues effectively that Madero's manual is essential to understanding his revolutionary zeal."
An introduction to and translation of Mexican revolutionary Francisco Madero's Spiritist Manual.Read full book review >

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MODERN GREECE by C.M. Woodhouse
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"It is also unfortunate that the author completely neglected the last decade of the 20th century, as he finishes his account with Papanderou's defeat in the 1989 elections."
A comprehensive history of Greece from the reign of Constantine the Great to the end of the 20th century, written by former diplomat Woodhouse (The Struggle for Greece, 1941 - 1949, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE INK GARDEN OF BROTHER THEOPHANE by C.M. Millen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"There are echoes of the Book of Kells and other Celtic illumination, but children will especially respond to the borders of apples and berries, the patterned stonework and the black-and-white cat that appears on almost every page. (author's note, bibliography, websites) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Brother Theophane copies manuscripts in his monastery in "the mountains of Mourne," but he also hides crumbs in his sleeve to sprinkle on the windowsill for the birds, and sometimes he gazes too long at the sun dancing on the pages before him. Read full book review >

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BLUE BOWL DOWN by C.M. Millen
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2004

"Sweet and wonderful to read aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mother speaks rhythmically to her small child, using repetition and old-fashioned phrasing: "Lift your arms up, little baby. . . . Read full book review >