Search Results: "Carol Ann Duffy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD'S WIFE by Carol Ann Duffy
Released: April 1, 2000

"For lovers of myth, or just a good tell, this dark and darkly comic volume has much to offer."
In her fifth volume of poetry, British poet Duffy presents to us the world of the liminal wife. Read full book review >

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Released: April 17, 2000

"More often, however, the pairings are only obfuscatory and puzzling; the collection's scattered points of interest cannot redeem its wider failures."
Oddly surprised and invigorated by the discovery that "no anthology had focused on the theme of time in poetry," Duffy has attempted to shore up the gap, gathering a collection of poems by 50 contemporary poets (English, Irish and Scottish), in which each was invited to submit his own favorite poem on the topic. Read full book review >

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STOPPING FOR DEATH by Carol Ann Duffy
POETRY
Released: June 1, 1996

"Fans of Duffy's earlier I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine (1994) will be equally satisfied with this collection. (index) (Poetry. 11+)"
A fine, imported anthology, subtitled ``Poems About Death and Loss,'' of simple but sophisticated poems about the mystery, grief, fear, and occasional gallows humor that surround death. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT by Carol Ann Duffy
by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"While the story might be more for adults than children, younger readers will love the exquisite images, time and again. (Picture book. 6-12)"
The United Kingdom's poet laureate offers a quiet but powerful musing on the circle of life and the arc of art, married to the precise loveliness of Ryan's papercuts. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS’S BLANKETS by Carol Ann Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"There is little here for a child reader to hang onto; although initially beautiful, this tale is ultimately as warming as one of the stranger's blankets. (Picture book. 6-10)"
An original fairy tale with more style than substance tells of a princess who is always cold. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Duffy's clever, angular little line drawings match the dominant aesthetic exactly. (Poetry. 14+)"
Eighty-five short poems by women, many of them British but including such American luminaries as Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, and Nikki Giovanni, mostly on facets of women's experiences as daughters, students, lovers, workers, wives, and mothers (relationships are absent from very few of these poems). Read full book review >

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DEAN DUFFY by Randy Powell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"This simplicity might be just the ticket for some readers who have reached that pivotal point themselves, although other books, such as Julian Thompson's Herb Seasoning (1990) explore the topic more colorfully. (Fiction. 12+)"
Decision Time for Dean Duffy, high school baseball ex-star, now graduated. Read full book review >

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MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

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CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

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ABORIGINAL CAROL by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"A more specific author's note with background information on the Huron Carol and on the Inuktitut language would have extended the usefulness of this beautifully illustrated but ultimately rather mysterious volume. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This innovative interpretation of the Huron Carol, Canada's oldest Christmas carol, is a collaborative effort by three Canadians of different ethnic backgrounds. Read full book review >

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GERALDINE AND MRS. DUFFY by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"As Mrs. Duffy would say, 'Yes, yes, yes.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two mischievous pigs, a timid baby-sitter, and an iguana on the loose make for merry mayhem in this lively tale. Read full book review >