Search Results: "Chip Bishop"


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CHIP CHIP by Rusty Jaquays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2015

"An admirable dramatization of a real-world event, with a hero who's much better at helping others than himself."
In Jaquays' debut historical drama, treacherous waters and armed Cuban guards await a crawfisherman transporting refugees during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An engaging tour of the busy intersection where history, politics, journalism and power converge."
A freelance journalist debuts with an account of the little-known relationship between a powerful journalist and a president. Read full book review >

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QUENTIN AND FLORA by Chip Bishop
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2014

"Adds to the literature on the Roosevelts and Whitneys, but the father-son relationship holds more interest than the romance."
This dual biography recounts the lives and doomed courtship of Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore, and Flora Payne Whitney. Read full book review >

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NELLIE BISHOP by Clara Gillow Clark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Clark (Annie's Choice, 1993) models the fast-paced story on events in her own family's past; this well-researched slice of history combines a suspenseful plot with an unusual love story, making this a book readers are likely to cherish. (Fiction. 12+)"
Nellie Bishop's parents are quite a pair: Her greedy, cruel mother and her drunken, gambling father are anxious to give their daughter's hand in marriage to any lout of a canal worker who comes up with a few dollars for them. Read full book review >

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SARA BISHOP by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: April 23, 1980

"It is, though, her own resourcefulness that gets her out each time; there is some small, undramatic progression in her withdrawal and incipient healing; and the adventure, historical background, survival mechanics, and inner condition are well integrated."
In the early days of the Revolutionary War, Sara Bishop's Tory father is killed and their farmhouse burned by hoodlum Patriot Boys. Read full book review >

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NIC BISHOP FROGS by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A chatty author's note gives insight into both Bishop's enthusiasm and the painstaking techniques behind the spectacular images; a glossary and index complete the superlative whole. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Gliding frogs, glass frogs, growling grass frogs—who knew there were so many frogs in the world? Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH BISHOP by Megan Marshall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Bishop shared with Marianne Moore a 'near obsession with accuracy of detail and precision of language.' This fine biography demonstrates the magnitude of Bishop's achievements without ignoring her flaws."
A new biography of one of the most celebrated American poets of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN'S BISHOP by Gustav Niebuhr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A pleasant surprise for the average history buff."
Enlightening tale of Abraham Lincoln's other war. Read full book review >

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NIC BISHOP SPIDERS by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This splendid title should leap off the shelves. (index, glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Striking close-up and highly magnified photos of a wide variety of spiders are the heart of this fascinating and versatile introduction to the order. Read full book review >

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Released: April 12, 1989

Integrated circuits, which incorporate hundreds, even thousands of diodes, transitors, and other components on a single tiny chip of semiconductor material, are the building blocks of the aerospace age. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Though aimed at the book-as-toy market, this would be an appealing addition to a craft or science-fair shelf. (Informational gamebook. 8-14)"
Potatoes, potato chips and their packaging provide the materials for this entertaining, pun-filled collection of 29 science demonstrations and experiments plus one crunchy cookie recipe. Read full book review >