Search Results: "Duncan A. Bruce"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 25, 2004

"The history is everything here, so if you are a Scot or a Scotophile you will not be the least bit disappointed by the rather clunky narration and two-dimensional hagiography that prevails."
First fiction by New York financier Bruce, who unfolds the story of Scotland's great medieval warrior and king Robert the Bruce (1274-1329). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"An impressive contribution that exposes the underlying silliness as well as noxiousness of American racial attitudes."
A guidebook for those uncomfortable with the status quo in race relations and unwilling to exploit white or black hatred. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 2008

"An easy-to-follow, complete reference recommended for anyone involved in the construction or remodeling of residential buildings."
A thorough reference guide that explains code requirements for residential buildings, top to bottom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

OUTSMARTING MANAGED CAREA Doctor Shares His Insider's Secrets to Getting the Health Care You WantBarron, Bruce A., M.D. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT TEXAS HAMSTER DRIVE by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Readers who didn't get their fill of hamsters from Peggy Rathmann's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998) will scurry after this rodentine rout; it also makes a good match for Barbara Ann Porte's A Turkey Drive and Other Tales, illustrated by Yossi Abolafia (1993). (Picture book. 7-9)"
Kimmel spins out an original yarn featuring Pecos Bill, Slue Foot Sue, their five children and 18,376 hamsters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"Oral history of a high and enlightening order."
Verbatim proceedings from a blockbuster Havana-based 1992 conference on the Cuban missile crisis of 1963, plus interpretive commentary by a team of down-to-earth scholars led by Brown University's Blight and also including Allyn (Harvard Law School) and Welch (University of Toronto; coauthor with Blight of On the Brink, 1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH by Daniel Duncan
by Daniel Duncan, illustrated by Daniel Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sweet and affecting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely fisherman finds an unexpected seagoing friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANZA! by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Play music from Mexico and dance to the beat. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
An ode to Mexico's rich heritage of indigenous dance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNNY BONES by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Following on his Sibert Honor-winning Separate Is Never Equal (2014), Tonatiuh further marks himself as a major nonfiction talent with this artistically beautiful and factually accessible offering that effectively blends artistic and political content for young readers. (Picture book/biography. 7-13)"
Tonatiuh's Mixtec-influenced illustrations make an apt complement to this picture-book biography of one of Mexico's most beloved artists, José Guadalupe Posada. Read full book review >

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DEAR PRIMO by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

In a story based on the author's childhood experiences, two cousins, Charlie and Carlitos, exchange letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"An incandescent, humane and terribly necessary addition to the immigrant-story shelf. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A brilliant modern fable—eloquent, hopeful and heart-rending—about a rabbit family whose members cross the border in search of a better life, and each other. Read full book review >