Search Results: "Eleanor Cooney"


BOOK REVIEW

DECEPTION by Eleanor Cooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 1993

"In concept, balance, and wit: a simply splendid entertainment."
From the authors of The Court of the Lion (1989): another wittily plotted and peopled, richly entertaining scan of base acts in high places in ancient China, this set during the seventh- century ascendancy and blistering reign of the Empress Wu. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2003

"Cooney tells it all with a fine and rare mix of black humor and bleak honesty."
Novelist Cooney (Shangri-La, 1996, etc.) paints a harrowing portrait of the devastation Alzheimer's wreaks not just on the victim but on those closest to her. Read full book review >

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SHANGRI-LA by Eleanor Cooney
Released: May 1, 1996

"As good as sequels get."
Cooney and Altieri, coauthors of two novels of historical China, The Court of the Lion (1989) and Deception (1993), attempt a sequel to the long-ago Lost Horizon. Read full book review >

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KING OF WRECK ISLAND by Barbara Cooney
Released: Aug. 25, 1941

"Amusing pictures in black and white."
This is fun- a whimsical, original and humorous story, with lots of New England saltiness. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE KING by Kara Cooney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Of course, there are still questions ('Certainty plays little role in the history of Hatshepsut'), but Cooney's detective work finally brings out the story of a great woman's reign."
Cooney (Egyptian Art and Architecture/UCLA) re-creates the life of "the first woman to exercise long-term rule over Egypt as a king." Read full book review >

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ELEANOR by Barbara Cooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An author's note supplies other relevant information. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
"From the beginning the baby was a disappointment to her mother," Cooney (The Story of Christmas, 1995, etc.) begins in this biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 16, 1967

"Without approaching irreverence, this is an informed, sensible presentation and a supplement to the many legendary recreations."
After recounting the Nativity as it appears in the Gospels, Miss Cooney introduces the observance of the event thus: "Long before the birth of Jesus there were midwinter festivals," signal that this is to be a historical and not a doctrinaire Christmas. Read full book review >

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ISLAND BOY by Barbara Cooney
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 1, 1988

"Outstanding."
One man's life, from the time his farmer father brings his family to settle on an island in Maine till the end of his long, productive life, when he leaves his daughter and grandson—who are also content to live on the island. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN POTTLE'S HOUSE by Barbara Cooney
Released: Sept. 23, 1943

"In retrospect there's not much originality in the story, but that doesn't matter much as you read."
Mystery, thinly veiled and guessable, but a factor in selling a book which is fun reading in its salty sense of the coast of Maine setting. Read full book review >

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ACTS OF CONTRITION by John Cooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Sex, sin, sleuths, and salvation."
Ultrareactionary subversion of papal politics complicates a priestly detective's investigation of the hottest religious TV star since Fulton J. Sheen. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >

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THE KELLYHORNS by Barbara Cooney
Released: Aug. 6, 1942

"Unfortunately the jacket is very unappealing."
The Kellyhorns are twins who were separated when their mother dies, Penny living with her father on an island off the Maine coast and Pam with an aunt on the mainland. Read full book review >