Search Results: "Cherie Blair"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2008

"Though some consider Blair chilly and staunchly belligerent, her memoir indicates that there's a soft center there somewhere."
The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair shares her personal and political life in a talkative, entertaining memoir. Read full book review >

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BONNIE BLAIR by Cathy Breitenbucher
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"A rewarding read for kids interested in sports. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Breitenbucher, for ten years a sportswriter for the Milwaukee Sentinel, records the amazing career of speed skater Bonnie Blair, who trained in Milwaukee. Read full book review >

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THE BETRAYAL OF MAGGIE BLAIR by Elizabeth Laird
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"If Maggie sometimes seems oddly naïve for a person of such an age at that time, her point of view will resonate with teenagers today, as will her death-defying journey, her scrappiness and determination in the face of extreme poverty and little love. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Sixteen-year-old Maggie lives a poor life in 17th-century Scotland with her Granny, whose ill temper, foul mouth and skills at healing make her an easy target for the witch-hunting church. Read full book review >

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A MARY BLAIR TREASURY OF GOLDEN BOOKS by Mary Blair
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"For Boomers, a nostalgic trip back to their diaper-clad days, and if not exactly multicultural (despite some song lyrics in German and French), still enjoyable for today's young children. (introduction) (Picture book collection. 3-5, adult)"
Despite the art's distinctly retro look and coloring, the five Golden Books in this gathering—four complete, one excerpted—only rarely come off as period pieces. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A mesmerizing, rarely mentioned piece of labor history, crackingly told. (10 b&w photographs, not seen)"
A stunning re-creation of the great West Virginia uprising of 1921, when some 10,000 armed miners confronted coal operators and their hired guns in an attempt to unionize. Read full book review >

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JOHN BLAIR AND THE GREAT HINCKLEY FIRE by Josephine Nobisso
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"As such it is an exciting introduction to a little-known incident in American history and to a genuine African-American hero. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Move over Casey Jones—John Blair is a legitimate hero who helped save the lives of 300 passengers on a train caught in a terrifying firestorm in Minnesota in 1894. Read full book review >

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HOW EMILY BLAIR GOT HER FABULOUS HAIR by Susan Garrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Readers will love Emily Blair's creations, right down to the last dented curl. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A book about Emily Blair, who has straight hair and tries everything to make it curly like her friend Pamela's. Read full book review >

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FIDDLEHEAD by Cherie Priest
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A rousing finale, far more convincing than its rather too zombified predecessor—one that almost lives up to the extravagant praise this series has received in some quarters."
Final entry, maybe, in Priest's steampunk Clockwork Century series (The Inexplicables, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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LIFE IN THE FAT LANE by Cherie Bennett
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"The book's aim is not high culture but high school culture, and it scores for pure entertainment value. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager who has it all—perfect body, perfect personality, perfect grades, perfect boyfriend—loses it when she gains a hundred pounds in this unsubtle but ultimately savvy problem novel that reads like an Alicia Silverstone vehicle waiting to happen. Read full book review >

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FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Wildly contrived and oddly chilly, despite all the ranting and raving."
Girl in search of her true parents unearths disquieting family murders in a murky horror debut set in the mountains of Tennessee. Read full book review >

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ZINK by Cherie Bennett
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Basing her novel on a one-page story written by an 11-year-old child shortly before her death from leukemia, Bennett (Life in the Fat Lane, 1998, etc.) creates a tale of courage personified. Read full book review >