Search Results: "E.B. Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

LEWIS by A. Barsell Carlyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2009

"An enjoyable beach read for men, but suspense lags until the final pages."
A debut novel of men's fiction/suspense. Read full book review >

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E.B. WHITE by Janice Tingum
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The book survives this flaw, however, perhaps because Tingum keeps analysis to a minimum; White's life unfolds not according to any premise that she must prove, but simply as he lived it. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10+)"
A modest biography of a modest writer, with black-and-white photographs on every other page. Read full book review >

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E.B. WHITE by Beverly Gherman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1992

"B&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 9-13)"
An adequate survey of the life of ``the shy young man, the lonely college student, the fearful public speaker, the insecure writer'' whose oeuvre included The New Yorker's ``Talk of the Town'' and the delectably funny tag lines after its newsbreaks, several volumes of wise and witty essays, expertly cadenced verse, and The Elements of Style (bible of all true writers), as well as his beloved children's classics. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE by E.B. Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"The musical score is included. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The well-known African-American spiritual serves as the text for this evocative interpretation, looking at one boy's cheerful personality as a shining light in his own neighborhood. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"The richness of this book's words and images will inspire readers to learn more about this holiday that never should have been necessary…but was. (Web resources, glossary) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Johnson tells a tale of Juneteenth in Texas through the eyes of a child, while Lewis' earth-toned watercolor illustrations capture the quotidian aspects of the way of life emancipation ended. Read full book review >

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STARS ABOVE US by Geoffrey Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A flawed but welcome addition to the sparse cadre of trade titles on this topic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Norman's first picture book explores a child's fear of the dark as a manifestation of, and metaphor for, acute separation anxiety. Read full book review >

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C.S. LEWIS by Michael White
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A readable, balanced portrait of a great humanist."
Prolific English biographer White (Leonardo, 2000, etc.) delineates in lively fashion the less than saintly life of the Christian apologist, children's author, Luddite, and fuddy-duddy Oxford don. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BAOBAB TREE by Julie Stiegemeyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A subtle, captivating glimpse of another way of life, with a regrettably generalized author's note about the significance of the baobab tree in African culture. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
A brother and sister travel to a special gathering under a gigantic baobab tree in this quiet, beautifully illustrated story set in a rural area of an unnamed African country. Read full book review >

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HOME IS WITH OUR FAMILY by Joyce Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 21, 2010

"Still, young readers will find the setting fascinating, and this will pair well with Tonya Bolden's nonfiction Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl (2005). (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
It is 1855 in Manhattan and Maria Peters is 13 years old. Read full book review >

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PITCHING IN FOR EUBIE by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Finely rendered realistic paintings bring life to Lily and her family in this story about taking responsibility and being there for a family member who needs help. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lily is thrilled when her sister Eubie wins a college scholarship. Read full book review >

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COMING ON HOME SOON by Jacqueline Woodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Longing, loneliness, pride, and doing what needs to be done shine off the pages and into the hearts of readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a perfect pairing with Woodson's text, Lewis manages to make his rich watercolors glow with the light of memory in a simple story of another time of war. Read full book review >