Search Results: "Deborah Cadbury"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"A lively tale of monarchical machinations, more familiar to American readers since The King's Speech."
A spirited historical lesson that traces how the fallout from the abdication crisis of Edward VIII in 1936 ultimately aided England in its finest hour. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"First-rate research and reporting."
A swift, exciting history of the race to the moon, from Sputnik to "The Eagle has landed." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"A fine pocket history of corporate confectionery, though there's still room for a less Cadbury-focused entry."
The tale of the surprisingly cutthroat world of corporate chocolate-making, influenced by religion, science, slavery and globalization. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2001

"A scholarly account infused with a rare drama and suspense: read it not only for the science, but to learn what happened to all these wonderful characters."
An absorbing account of the pioneer 19th-century British geologists and fossil collectors. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLUE CHICKEN by Deborah Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Delicate and durable, visually sophisticated yet friendly: simply exquisite. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Breathtakingly beautiful meta-illustrations will draw many eyes to this tale of a curious chicken who spills some paint. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BOOK OF ANCIENT ROME by Deborah Murrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

Murrell packs an awful lot in this 30-page survey of the City of the Seven Hills (pages 31 and 32 contain a brief glossary and index). Read full book review >

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MADE IN CHINA by Deborah Nash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"For a (somewhat) less superficial answer to the dragon's riddle, with similar glimpses into Chinese life, stick with Ying Chang Compestine's Story of Paper (2003), or conventional nonfiction. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Using cut-paper figures in, or at least reminiscent of, traditional styles, Nash lights briefly on Chinese history, folklore, culture, and geography. Read full book review >

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MOON AT NINE by Deborah Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A harsh introduction to a disturbing moment in Iran's recent history. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
In a novel based on a true story, two teen girls fall in love and face harsh political fallout in post-revolution Iran. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTION by Deborah Wiles
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Fifty years later, 1960s words and images still sound and resound in this triumphant middle volume of the author's Sixties Trilogy. (author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Freedom Summer in 1964 Mississippi brings both peaceful protest and violence into the lives of two young people. Read full book review >

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EACH LITTLE BIRD THAT SINGS by Deborah Wiles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Unique characters, inventive names (Comfort's best friend Declaration, who betrays their friendship), a fresh voice and an honest portrayal of life and death are a match made in heaven—and despite the bland title, a memorable tribute to the joys of living. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Comfort Snowberger has attended 247 funerals, not because she's morose but because the Snowberger Funeral Home in Snapfinger, Mississippi, is where she lives with her family. Read full book review >