Search Results: "Dinah Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

DINAH! by Kae Nishimura
ANIMALS
Released: April 19, 2004

"Broad-stroked watercolor illustrations comically depict the very roly-poly, orange-striped cat, keeping Dinah's adventure humorous rather than scary for young readers. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dinah is a tiny cat when she comes to live with her family, that is, until each one secretly feeds her tidbits and she becomes a very big cat, bigger than any other cat—except Dinah doesn't know she's a cat! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNDAY WEEK by Dinah Johnson
Released: March 1, 1999

"The spirituality in these pages is caring and inclusive, so no one is a stranger here; Geter's pastels are studied and a little self-conscious, but as warm as the biscuits served at Sunday dinner. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Johnson (All Around Town, 1998) sketches out the activities for the six days leading up to Sunday. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Text and photographs work a special magic to make the past feel new. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
A moving album, combining a quiet, questioning text with sepia-toned photographs that self-taught Richard Samuel Roberts took during the 1920s and '30s, in the African-American community of Columbia, South Carolina. Read full book review >

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DINAH FOREVER by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 1995

"Her story is sensitively told and a pleasure to read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Dinah goes cosmic. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 26, 1990

In the current mode, Shore's "American" kitchen draws on a world of sources. Read full book review >

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DINAH FOR PRESIDENT by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 1992

"This sequel stands alone, but will have readers requesting Mills's earlier books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The ebullient Dinah (Dynamite Dinah, 1990) wants to make as big a mark at JFK Middle School as she did in her old school; she plunges wholeheartedly into running for office, determined to become the first girl to be class president. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by Peter Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"From the ordinary clay of words, Martin sculpts an impressive image of an extraordinary man."
Reliable, readable life of 18th-century England's most celebrated intellectual, lexicographer, poet, critic, biographer, essayist, Tory, travel writer and—perhaps most of all—Personality. Read full book review >

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BLACK MAGIC by Dinah Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Adults will find this book a great conversation starter with little ones. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"My hundred black braids make a spiderweb around my head, / and Mama's voice is black and sweet as I fall asleep." Read full book review >

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QUINNIE BLUE by Dinah Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"The rhythm of the text, along with the details and celebratory mood of the illustrations, makes this an excellent choice for family sharing. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Johnson (Sunday Week, 1999, etc.) and Ransome (The Secret of the Stones, 2000, etc.) create an affirming story of an African-American family. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by David Nokes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Rigorous and scholarly, but an introduction rather than an advancement in knowledge."
A swift life of the author of A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), whose corporal and hygienic eccentricities matched in uniqueness the brilliance of his mind. Read full book review >

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PHILIP JOHNSON by Franz Schulze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"An expansive view of Johnson's prickly intellect, ambition, and shifting aesthetic core. (125 photos, not seen)"
Spry and readable, this first major Johnson biography delivers the goods on the puckish 87-year-old godfather of American architecture. Read full book review >