Search Results: "Elizabeth Fremantle"


BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN'S GAMBIT by Elizabeth Fremantle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"With not much plot to drive her narrative, Fremantle's emphasis is on intrigue, character portraits and the texture of mid-16th-century life. Solid and sympathetic."
Once more unto the six wives of Henry VIII, this time for the story of Katherine Parr, the older wife with healing skills who survived the king. Read full book review >

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SISTERS OF TREASON by Elizabeth Fremantle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Fremantle presents an inventive, finely detailed, if lengthy, story."
In her second novel set in 16th-century Tudor England, Fremantle (Queen's Gambit, 2013) imagines the lives of three historically obscure women: Katherine and Mary Grey, who have claims to the throne, and Levina Teerlinc, the court painter who looks out for them. Read full book review >

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UP WHERE THE AIR IS CLEAR
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: High in the Sky

BFF Charm: Yay x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: The Adventures of Black Dove and White Raven

Bonus Factors: Ethiopian History, Pilots

Relationship Status: Love You Like a Brother

 

Cover Story: High in the Sky

The cover is perfect for this book ...


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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HONEY SANDWICH by Elizabeth Honey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Though this collection clearly crosses over the boundaries of appropriateness and good taste in several instances, there are those children who will enjoy the humor, both sweet and tart. (Poetry. 7-10)"
This illustrated collection of 54 poems, about half of them rhyming, was originally published a decade ago in Australia. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although this offering may not inspire them, readers will discover plenty to appreciate in the subject. (chronology, list of museums, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A fairly breathless biography delivers the facts in workmanlike style but without the spark of brilliance one might hope would be attached to the subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Holistic Therapies for Adults with Neck Pain by Elizabeth Meuser
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"A useful guide for open-minded readers looking for new ways to treat pain."
An overview of alternative and complementary treatments for neck pain. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LIKE COCO by Elizabeth Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The endpapers are covered with quotations from Chanel: 'Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise it is not luxury.' (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
With an economy of storyline and a strong sense of style, Matthews distills the contradictory life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel into a neat and fashionable package. Read full book review >

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A B SEE by Elizabeth Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"While the tiny images will make this a challenge for young babies, the large number of objects to identify means they will return to it again and again as their vocabularies expand. (Board book. 1-4)"
Hundreds of tiny, subtly raised images to study and name make a lovely, tactile alphabet book that can be enjoyed far longer than most ABC books. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE MOONGATE by Elizabeth Quan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A fragmentary memoir, but warm, humorous and engaging overall. (afterword, with photo of Popo) (Illustrated memoir. 6-9)"
Anecdotal paintings and reminiscences of two childhood years spent in China, by an artist now in her 90s. Read full book review >