Search Results: "Dawn Blair"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA 2014 by Dawn Blair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2004

"An apt and enthralling remake that projects such alarming realism, it's difficult not to fear the onset of such a sinister dystopia."
It's 2014: Do you know where your freedom is? It's gone, at least in the post-9/11 new world order in this thrilling modern-day remake of Orwell's classic. Read full book review >

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BONNIE BLAIR by Cathy Breitenbucher
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"A rewarding read for kids interested in sports. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Breitenbucher, for ten years a sportswriter for the Milwaukee Sentinel, records the amazing career of speed skater Bonnie Blair, who trained in Milwaukee. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Kevin Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Even when Brooks is not at his best, however, he still produces compelling fiction that will leave teens clamoring for his previous titles. (Mystery. YA)"
Dawn Bundy wants to kill God. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Uri Shulevitz
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Oct. 15, 1974

"Perhaps not every child will be receptive to this lovely impressionistic book, but on the other hand it is hard not to be enveloped by Shulevitz' mood of muted serenity."
Shulevitz' deep-blue, oval watercolors draw you into the still, quiet spot "under a tree by the lake" where "an old man and his grandson cuff up in their blankets." Read full book review >

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DAWN by Elie Wiesel
by Elie Wiesel, translated by Frances Frenaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1961

"Perhaps not a popular form- or theme, but it leaves an inevitable impress."
A spare, spectral short novel follows last year's Night and fills in the hours before dawn spent by Elisha, 18, designated to kill an Englishman- in Palestine- at the time when reprisals were ordered: for the hanging of every Jewish fighter, there was to be the execution of an Englishman. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Molly Bang
illustrated by Molly Bang
Released: Aug. 22, 1983

"Mawkish folderol—which probably would strike some girls (and lots of grownups) as appealingly romantic."
One of those rarefied concoctions of portentous folk motifs that never quite coalesces into anything. Read full book review >

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THE BETRAYAL OF MAGGIE BLAIR by Elizabeth Laird
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"If Maggie sometimes seems oddly naïve for a person of such an age at that time, her point of view will resonate with teenagers today, as will her death-defying journey, her scrappiness and determination in the face of extreme poverty and little love. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Sixteen-year-old Maggie lives a poor life in 17th-century Scotland with her Granny, whose ill temper, foul mouth and skills at healing make her an easy target for the witch-hunting church. Read full book review >

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A MARY BLAIR TREASURY OF GOLDEN BOOKS by Mary Blair
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"For Boomers, a nostalgic trip back to their diaper-clad days, and if not exactly multicultural (despite some song lyrics in German and French), still enjoyable for today's young children. (introduction) (Picture book collection. 3-5, adult)"
Despite the art's distinctly retro look and coloring, the five Golden Books in this gathering—four complete, one excerpted—only rarely come off as period pieces. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN DAWN by Thomas M.  Kostigen
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Think The Da Vinci Code with religious fanatics eager to light off an atomic weapon."
Reporter Michael Shea's tracking his uncle, a former IRA bomb maker, and he's not surprised to find him in Iran with a Cechnyan rebel negotiating to build a trigger for a zealot's nuclear weapon. Read full book review >

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DAWN WIND by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: Feb. 21, 1962

"An era few history courses tackle is enlivened and portrayed for the admirer of historical adventure."
True to form, Rosemary Sutcliff has dramatized another aspect of British history with the same skill and accuracy that characterized her earlier books. Read full book review >

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DAWN POWELL AT HER BEST by Dawn Powell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"A little weighty if read too quickly, this collection demands time and patience to allow the robustness of Powell's work to come through—and the comic wounds she inflicts to heal."
Two novels and nine short stories from a wry early 20th century writer who has been compared to Dorothy Parker, Muriel Spark, Anthony Powell, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read full book review >