Search Results: "Candice Millard"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A fresh, captivating history of the enduringly colorful Churchill."
A history of the danger-seeking young Winston Churchill during the Boer War, which "had turned out to be far more difficult and more devastating than the amusing colonial war the British had expected." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Superb American history."
The shocking shooting and the painful, lingering death of the 20th president. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Teddy Roosevelt's tropical adventure, splendidly related."
The 26th U.S. president, failing re-election, has an adventure that nearly kills him. Read full book review >

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MILLARD FILLMORE by Paul Finkelman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"Finkelman expertly depicts the shameful legacy of a president deeply out of touch with the beliefs of his country."
A vigorous contextual treatment of a problematic president whose name mostly elicits puzzlement. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"Droll, almost instructive and quite entertaining."
According to this less-than-authoritative history, there was once an American president named Millard Fillmore. Who knew such a clueless, forgettable chief executive could have had such epic adventures? Read full book review >

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THE CATEGORICAL UNIVERSE OF CANDICE PHEE by Barry Jonsberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Once readers are past the book's uninviting title, they'll find it impossible not to root for Candice in her valiant and endearing quest to mitigate the sadness of those around her. (Fiction 10-14)"
Twenty-six chapters, one for each letter of the alphabet, chronicle Candice's efforts to fix her family, her friend—and even her fish. Read full book review >

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Escapism by Candice Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"A sleek, multimedia volume that provides a helpful reminder that a physical book can, in itself, be art."
Words and images waltz gracefully across the pages in this artfully arranged poetry collection. Read full book review >

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FINDING DAY’S BOTTOM by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Wonderful description, hill-country language, appropriate grief and honesty combine to offer a new take on an old story. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jane-Ery (11) is living in rural Virginia during the Depression when her father dies and her grandfather leaves his mountain to help her and her mother survive. Read full book review >

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SEEING SKY-BLUE PINK by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Meant to be comforting, this offering is more than a little saccharin and unrealistic. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Eight-year-old Maddie struggles to adjust to her new life in the country with her new stepfather. Read full book review >

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A SMALL FREE KISS IN THE DARK by Glenda Millard
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"This philosophical, appealing survival tale is simultaneously grim and hopeful. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Eleven-year-old Skip, a budding artist, is a runaway from a violent foster home. Read full book review >

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LAYLA, QUEEN OF HEARTS by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Barton's illustrations gently convey the bonds of affection among the author's eccentric, engaging characters. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Layla Elliott and Griffin Silk are best friends, and she's become a virtual Silk family member. Read full book review >

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REBEL MCKENZIE by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"Spunky and sassy, Rebel redefines beauty pageants in this rollicking tale. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Rebel McKenzie is aptly named. Read full book review >