Search Results: "David A. Clary"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 28, 2009

"A lively history of the war that humiliated Mexico and accounts for an enduring grudge against its northern neighbor."
The former chief historian for the U.S. Forest Service examines one of the most ignominious chapters in American history: the Mexican-American War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Reads well enough, but Clary's account adds little to what is already known about either Washington or Lafayette."
The founding father may never have had children of his own, but he was a father figure to a young man who served him and the country well. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"A sharp, warts-and-all portrait of the soldier as a young man."
A popular historian unblinkingly assesses the military exploits of the young George Washington. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Still, as an accompaniment to an introduction to the events of WWII and the 1950s, it will be useful. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
The zeal to extend interest in the "Greatest Generation" to young children brings the 34th US president to picture book readers. Read full book review >

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THE BOLDS TO THE RESCUE by Julian Clary
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A winner of a sequel, just the ticket for lovers of Roald Dahl. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
When word gets out that their hyena family's succeeded in passing as human, the Bolds' semidetached home in suburban London is besieged by animal refugees hoping to learn their secret. Read full book review >

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NO, DAVID! by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"David is a small, snaggle-toothed piehead whose mischief—for those who don't have to clean up after him—is nothing short of exhilarating. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This autobiographical (according to the author's note) story from Shannon (A Bad Case of Stripes, 1998, etc.) features a young hellion, also named David, who is forever at the receiving end of a sharp "No!" Read full book review >

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THE BOLDS by Julian Clary
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Wildly original and very funny. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Meet the Bolds: Fred, Amelia, and their children, Bobby and Betty; as nice a suburban family of hyenas posing as humans as one could ask for, they should rehabilitate the scavenger's tattered, post-Lion King reputation among the younger set.Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >