Search Results: "Edgar Degas"


BOOK REVIEW

EDGAR DEGAS by Susan E. Meyer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The pictures must tell their own story. (Index; illustrations) (Nonfiction. YA)"
If it weren't for the pictures, readers would leave this book thinking that Edgar Degas was the single most boring man who ever lived. Read full book review >

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MEET EDGAR DEGAS by Anne Newlands
Released: March 21, 1989

A presentation of 13 representative paintings plus one sculpture, beautifully reproduced in full color. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An author's note and bibliography (in equally forbidding tiny type) round out this altogether lovely offering. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
A gloriously illustrated volume appropriately emphasizes process in its examination of Degas's ballet paintings. Read full book review >

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I DREAMED I WAS A BALLERINA by Anna Pavlova
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"No matter, the spirit that moved them both is apparent in this charming coupling. (picture notes, source notes) (Picture book. 4-10)"
A lovely conceit, sure to appeal to youngsters who dream of dancing. Read full book review >

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CHASING DEGAS by Eva Montanari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A lovely book to share with budding artists and families off to visit an art museum or Paris. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young ballerina excited about the evening's upcoming performance discovers that she and Monsieur Degas, at work in the rehearsal studio on The Dance Class, have switched bags. Read full book review >

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EDGAR & LUCY by Victor Lodato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A domestic fable about grief and redemption likely to leave readers emotionally threadbare."
The life of a young albino boy in suburban New Jersey is permanently marked by two tragedies, neither of his making. Read full book review >

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EDGAR CAYCE by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This biography of a man who was most active when unconscious will excite those who already find Cayce's unconsciousness exciting—but it will probably leave others as mystified as before. (photos, not seen)"
An exhaustive biography of the legendary psychic (1877-1945), likely to entrance Cayce's fans but try the patience of unbelievers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1997

"Ambitious, perhaps, but Benfey's wide net nevertheless allows his primary subject to slip away, lost in a fog of lit-crit theory and psychobabble. (illustrations, not seen)"
This lifeless account of Edgar Degas's 1872 visit to New Orleans unsuccessfully tries to link his artistic breakthrough with the city's Reconstruction-era social turmoil. Read full book review >

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FOR EDGAR by Sheldon Rusch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"A startlingly effective debut, and an obvious candidate for its own Edgar."
Ad exec Rusch's first novel pits an Illinois State Police officer against a madman who seems to be channeling Edgar Allan Poe. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"The rot beneath Camelot's glittering surface is now an old story, but few books have so thoroughly examined the decay."
Veteran Kennedy chronicler Hersh (The Shadow President, 1997, etc.) examines the poisonous dynamic between Attorney General and FBI director. Read full book review >

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WHEN EDGAR MET CECIL by Kevin Luthardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This far-out lesson in making friends understands that to the new kid in school, everyone is going to seem scary and weird. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Making friends can be really hard, especially for a little robot who's the new kid in a school populated by extraterrestrials. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Humor, math and poetry—who knew they were such a good combination? (Poetry/math. 8-12)"
Going a step beyond his Arithme-Tickle (illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, 2001), Lewis cleverly combines math and language arts with this collection of humorous poetry parodies that present readers with math word problems to solve. Read full book review >