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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LETTERS TO DINAH by Steve Boggs
Released: Aug. 29, 2011

"A sincere, original tribute to the art of letter writing, small-town living and friendship."
A successful anesthesiologist commits to writing a letter every day to his best and longest friend after learning that she had been recovering from brain surgery. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >