Search Results: "David Cloud"


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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"No more optimistic than other accounts of recent bungling by the American military, but a perceptive look at intelligent, capable generals trying their best."
Admiring, insightful biographies of four generals who commanded in Iraq. 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 >

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DEATH CLOUD by Andrew Lane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"It also offers enjoyable insight into how Sherlock Holmes became the future investigative wizard for established fans of the ultimate detective. (Mystery/suspense. 13-17)"
This first in a new series about Sherlock Holmes as a teenager finds the dismayed hero taken by his brother Mycroft to stay with a stuffy uncle in the country for his summer school holiday. Read full book review >

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CLOUD MOUNTAIN by Aimee E. Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 1997

"A moving tale of true love, besieged by politics and prejudice, that nonetheless survives the tumultuous times Liu so vividly and intelligently describes."
From Chinese-American writer Liu (Face, 1994, etc.), a riveting, bittersweet second novel about a marriage tested by race, culture, and history as an American woman and her Chinese husband navigate the treacherous waters of politics in the pre-Mao years. Read full book review >

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CLOUD CHAMBER by Michael Dorris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A little of John O'Hara, and rather more of A.J. Cronin, here, but the story's details will draw you in and keep you reading. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; author tour)"
Dorris's first solo novel in almost a decade is a partial prequel to his successful A Yellow Raft in Blue Water (1987), and a generational saga that celebrates the enduring power of family ties. Read full book review >

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CLOUD EYES by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Basically a real yawn. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
This woolly-headed fable, trying to re-create the qualities of Native-American myth, tells of a visionary young Indian who restores honey to his tribe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRD CLOUD by Annie Proulx
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A low-key, pleasing account of finding home—the place, 'perhaps, where I will end my days'—by an accomplished storyteller."
Novelist Proulx (Fine Just the Way It Is: Wyoming Stories 3, 2008, etc.), the laureate of the Wyoming outback and the Canadian shore, returns to familiar haunts—this time in real life. Read full book review >

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CLOUD BOY by Rhode Montijo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"This debut may have some resonance for older budding artists, but for younger audiences it offers no competition to Charles G. Shaw's ageless It Looked Like Spilt Milk (1947). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Using smoothly rounded forms and a very pale blue-and-white color scheme, comic artist Montijo explores the artistic impulse in a brief episode that's as insubstantial as the clouds he depicts. Read full book review >

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KEN’S CLOUD by Isabel M. Arqués
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Imaginative, but some may wonder if climbing on the roof is the answer to boredom. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Creativity is the theme in this charming first by Spanish-born Arqués. Read full book review >