Search Results: "Colin G. Calloway"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2006

"A welcome contribution to the history of America before the War of Independence, joining such fine recent books as Fred Anderson's The War That Made America (2005)."
Lucid, brief survey of the aftereffects of the French and Indian War in America. Read full book review >

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THE SHAWNEES AND THE WAR FOR AMERICA by Colin G. Calloway
NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2007

"An illuminating overview of Shawnee-white relations."
"We have always been the frontier," a Shawnee leader remarked three centuries ago. This survey shows just how true that statement was. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"Although much of the information here is well known, this is a fine primer on the cross-cultural influence of the Europeans and Indians in early American life. (21 illustrations, not seen)"
A highly readable if not highly original history of the early interaction between Europeans and Native Americans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"The author ably explains the winner's side of this battle—a herculean task since the Native Americans had no written records."
History of the 1791 Battle of the Wabash, a largely forgotten clash that proved to be "the biggest victory Native Americans ever won and proportionately the biggest military disaster the United States ever suffered." Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN BIKE BOY AND THE QUEEN OF 33RD STREET by Sharon G. Flake
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Nonetheless, her progress feels real. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth-grader Queen narrates this tale of classroom discord and community connections. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A highly readable, if occasionally blunt, exploration of recovery."
Calloway (Taming the Dragon, 1991) offers a memoir about abuse, addiction, and eventual redemption.Read full book review >

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THE STEEL PAN MAN OF HARLEM by Colin Bootman
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Bootman delivers a reimagined "Pied Piper of Hamelin," set in 1940s Harlem. Read full book review >

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CUSHIE BUTTERFIELD by Colin McNaughton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 2005

"ISBN: 0-00-715467-4). (Picture book. 5-7)"
McNaughton borrows a name from an old comic ballad (a reference likely to escape most readers on this side of the pond, though Sting has recorded it for a children's album) for a tricky calf who schemes to stay home from school for a week and a day. Read full book review >

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THE PARADISE GARDEN by Colin Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Not all children will know how to take their futures in hand as Peter does, but the knowledge that they can try resides within these illuminating pages. (Picture book. 8-13)"
Thompson (Tower to the Sun, 1997, etc.) spins elements not so much of escape as solace in his story of a boy who flees the rattle and nonsense of his home life for the pastoral confines of an apparently endless city park. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSIONS OF A FIRST DAUGHTER by Cassidy Calloway
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Credibility seekers should go elsewhere, but readers looking for a fun and breezy fantasy that's full of girl appeal will enjoy the material, right down to its romantic but far-fetched ending. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Like many a teenage daughter, Morgan Abbott finds her mother authoritarian and annoying. Read full book review >

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IN YOUR DREAMS by Colin Neenan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1995

"A winning debut. (Fiction. 12+)"
A teenager goes through the emotional wringer in this funny, exhausting first novel. Read full book review >