Search Results: "Carol Boyd Leon"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2009

"95, ISBN: 978-1-60280-040-3). (Picture book/religion. 3-10)"
Early-childhood educator Leon makes the Passover story and Seder ceremony an enjoyable experience for preschool children and young families in this succinct retelling of the Jews' flight for freedom from slavery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 15, 1994

"Index. (Biography. 10+)"
The co-author of last year's Bill Clinton (1993) presents Hillary Rodham Clinton in the same clear, unadorned style, recounting the achievements of her school years and the numerous accomplishments of her adult life in a sort of resume enlivened with anecdotes and personal details. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION by Donna Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"First installment of a series, and a promising one, in which animal instincts are plumbed and superfine senses evoked with great originality."
A horror/love story dealing with werewolves and offering some of the density of background found in the best vampire fiction. Read full book review >

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WHITE BICYCLES by Joe Boyd
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"A brisk, wised-up and highly entertaining consideration of a crucial musical epoch's many facets."
A key producer of England's folk-rock greats looks back at the '60s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Makes abundantly clear the complexities of life with a cross-dresser."
The forthright wife of a transvestite offers a revealing look inside the little-known world of transgendered men and their female partners. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"But for the reader it will awaken a great block of humanity. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Magnificent last volume of Boyd's critical biography of Vladimir Nabokov (Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years, 1990). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"With a more lucid tone, this account of a medicine man's unusual life might have attracted a readership beyond fans of Boyd's previous works."
Boyd (Mystics, Magicians, and Medicine People, 1989) serves as traveling secretary and appreciative witness to the actions of Mad Bear, a Tuscarora medicine man, in this pedantic account of their travels in the late 1970s. Read full book review >

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A RELIGIOUS CURSE: JUDEO-CHRISTIAN HISTORY by Boyd Gutbrod
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"A well-researched biblical exegesis that should equally interest the novice and the expert."
A scholarly study of Judeo-Christian heritage examines the roots of anti-Jewish sentiment. Read full book review >

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FLASHLIGHT by Lizi Boyd
Kirkus Star
by Lizi Boyd, illustrated by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Contemplative children will spend hours on each page, noticing such subtleties as reappearing animals and the slowly rising moon over the course of one night in the forest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A wordless picture book both soothing and gently humorous. Read full book review >

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WILLY AND THE CARDBOARD BOXES by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, the make-believe adventures are nicely realized in Boyd's gentle, stylized art. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The day Dad's new computer arrives, Willy goes to the office with him to spend a happy day playing with the boxes, building everything from a plane to a circus. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS, WILLY by Lizi Boyd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1992

"An appealing bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
After Willy's indulgent parents finally put him to bed, he imagines who might still be awake: a bird that carries him through the air; a deer that gives him an apple; fish; the wind. Read full book review >