Search Results: "Deborah Milton"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"As always with Patent, a worthwhile purchase, carefully presented. (resources) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Above Vancouver Island on the Western coast of Canada lies a northern rainforest Patent calls "the garden of the bears." Read full book review >

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CALL ME GORGEOUS! by Giles Milton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The endpapers hold full images of each of the 11 animals whose parts make up our winged, beaked, antlered and spiny Gorgeous. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creature that inhabits these pages (the ending tag line is the title) is gorgeous indeed, and it is displayed in an inventive piece of bookmaking. 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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Released: Oct. 30, 1990

A cogent survey of the historical roots of the fast ten amendments; how they were written "to strengthen the democratic standard of equality proclaimed as a self-evident truth in the Declaration of Independence"; and a brief exposition of each of their provisions, followed by more detailed accounts of how these have fared in the last 200 years. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 15, 1965

"As before, there are introductory comments, index, reading list."
This is the second in this chronologically arranged collection of source materials about the Negro in this country (the first volume was reviewed in 1964, p. 1018, J-332). Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 13, 1975

"Strong, sensitive charcoal drawings by Harvey Dinnerstein."
Where most books on the immigrant experience tend to concentrate on the accomplishments of notable individuals, Meltzer consistently relates the course of American Jewry to its European roots. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 1972

"This dramatic, self-contained case study brings the researches of John K. Mahon (History of the Seminole War, 1967) and the earlier studies of Kenneth Porter on Seminole-black relationships before a popular audience."
The Seminole War is unique because it combined the goal of Indian removal with a campaign to recapture a large number of escaped slaves — many of whom had chosen a more benevolent bondage under masters from the Civilized Tribes. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

"An excellent source that also makes engrossing reading."
A cogent survey of the historical roots of the fast ten amendments; how they were written "to strengthen the democratic standard of equality proclaimed as a self-evident truth in the Declaration of Independence"; and a brief exposition of each of their provisions, followed by more detailed accounts of how these have fared in the last 200 years. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 9, 1980

"How-ever, the somber subject can absorb them."
Meltzer surveys the history of slavery from ancient times, pointing out that it has existed on all continents (in Africa before Europeans got involved) but in most societies was considered a matter of poor luck rather than inferior birth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2014

"A beguiling ride through a riotous time by a historian and able storyteller who knows his facts and his audience."
This chronicle of British undercover push back against Bolshevik world conspiracy proves to be an exciting ringside seat at the Russian Revolution. Read full book review >

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UNRAVELED VISIONS by Nina Milton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"With so many plotlines, it's hard to follow Sabbie's irresponsible yet amusing actions. Readers may wish they'd had more help from Trendle, Sabbie's otter spirit guide, in showing the way."
A shamanic healer has her own fortune read only to find that predictions of the future offer no protection from it. Read full book review >