Search Results: "David Banner"


BOOK REVIEW

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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BRIGHT STARRY BANNER by Alden R. Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Buffs will love it; the audience could go wider."
Veteran YA author Carter's first adult title is the fascinating story of a ferocious three-day battle, among the bloodiest ever fought on US soil. No, not Gettysburg. Read full book review >

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THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER by Peter Spier
Released: Oct. 1, 1973

"Spier omits Key's more vindictive third stanza from the body of the book and his scenes of slum clearance, field plowing, lab research and moon walking to illustrate 'Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,' must be admired as a nifty maneuver; chiefly this is for patriots who believe that what we need now is more flag waving."
Peter Spier has put together a real long-may-it-wave 4th of July celebration, with over 100 "flags of the American Revolution, those of its Government and its Armed Forces, and those of the United States of America" for endpapers, and with the music and all four verses of Francis Scott Key's song, a reproduction of the original manuscript, a map of the Battle of Baltimore, and a three-page background note on the war and the song's genesis appended. Read full book review >

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HIS BANNER OVER ME by Jean Little
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The book becomes steadily more difficult to put down; the ease with which the narrative unfolds, the confidence with which Little avoids unnecessary explanations, and the sense of authority with which she takes any liberty she wantsit's extraordinary. (Fiction. 11+)"
From the author of Bats About Baseball (p. 713) and so many other works, another example of exceptional storytelling, unforced and powerful. Read full book review >

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JAKE BANNER: SURT by Chris Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-planned starting point for a complex action series."
A debut novel creates a square-jawed hero who continues to fight despite formidable obstacles. Read full book review >

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MRS. SPRAT NEXT DOOR'S CAT by David Banner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2012

"A risky investment, even at half the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
An amphibious fish with an identity crisis disguises herself—and lives—as a cat. Read full book review >

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A Banner of Love by Josephine  Garner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A strong, evocative sequel that follows an interracial couple coping with family and social complications in New York."
An interracial couple adjusts to married life in the 1950s in Garner's (Walk on Water, 2013, etc.) multilayered sequel to her 2011 debut novel, Solomon's Blues.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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THE MAN FROM BANNER LAKE by Tim  Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2014

"An often entertaining espionage thriller set against the racial dynamics of 1940s America.
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Black (Daydreams & Diaries, 2014, etc.) tells the tale of an unlikely government agent attempting to foil a German plot during World War II. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >