Search Results: "Elizabeth Fuller"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"While the itinerant melody of the didgeridoo haunts this tale, one can never hear it quite clearly enough to call it genuinely original. (Author tour)"
Though cast against the brilliant red tones of the Australian outback, this slim volume tells a monotone tale of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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MY BROWN BEAR BARNEY IN TROUBLE by Dorothy Butler
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 1993

"Just right for the lap-sitter or preschool group. (Picture book. 3-7)"
For six days, constant companion Barney (a teddy bear) is in the thick of every one of his small mistress's misdemeanors: on Monday, they fall into the same mud; on Thursday, Barney somehow gets on the library escalator and has to be chased; and so on- -each escapade a normal part of an active preschooler's day of discovery. Read full book review >

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MY BROWN BEAR BARNEY AT THE PARTY by Dorothy Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"Brimming with adventure and fun, this is one little ones will enjoy hearing over and again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Butler's latest installment featuring the stalwart, fuzzy brown companion has Barney (My Brown Bear Barney in Trouble, 1993, etc.) attending a rambunctious birthday party with his owner. Read full book review >

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MRS. WISHY-WASHY’S FARM by Joy Cowley
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Pair it with other 'dirty' picture books for a rollicking story time. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Mrs. Wishy-Washy returns to give Cow, Duck, and Pig yet another scrubbing in the old tin tub, the animals declare, "No more washing!" Read full book review >

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MRS. WISHY-WASHY’S CHRISTMAS by Joy Cowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Though the series was developed for new readers, this offering also will work well as a read-aloud for younger children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this latest addition to the series, Mrs. Wishy-Washy's favorite animals (a cow, a pig and a duck) are left alone with instructions to take a bath outdoors in a tub of icy water. Read full book review >

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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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BOOK REVIEW

80's Baby by Derrick Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"An idiosyncratic but compelling coming-of-age memoir."
Fuller recounts the violent and harrowing incidents of his youth in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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THE ELECTRIC by Rex Fuller
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An engaging novel, which successfully merges a drama and a thriller into a period piece."
A young boy's discovery of bones on his family's Oklahoma farm throws his life into a tailspin in Fuller's (Decency, 2012) post-World War II novel. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF JACKSON PAYNE by Jack Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"An optimistic, intricately layered rewrite of The Aspern Papers, with grimy jazz clubs standing in wonderfully for James's sinking Venice."
Chock-a-block with religious imagery, mystical epiphanies, rhapsodic lectures on music theory and splendid evocations of the tawdry-but-hip jazz milieu, this sixth novel from Fuller (News Values, 1996, etc.), a journalist who is now president of the Chicago Tribune Company, reconstructs the life of a brilliant but doomed black jazzman through the eyes and ears of his quixotic biographer. Read full book review >

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OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS by Claire Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Fuller's compelling coming-of-age story, narrated from the perspective of Peggy's return to civilization, is delivered in translucent prose. Although attuned readers will likely have foreseen the final revelations, this is memorable first work from a talent to watch."
What do you do if you're 8 and your father tells you the rest of the world has been annihilated and home is now a hut in the middle of nowhere? That's the situation in a British novelist's intriguing debut. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A CRITIC by Dean Fuller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 1996

"Delap's murder gets solved, too."
Moments after his late arrival for the premiere of Eurydice, theatrical critic Virgile de la Pagerie (``Delap'' to his enemies, who are legion) collapses and dies of cyanide poisoning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Despite its flaws, this work delivers a well-deserved tribute to a group that's been abused and overlooked; the volume should be useful for scholars and others seeking particular people, places, and themes for their research."
An academic traces the contributions of African-Americans to the United States and the world. Read full book review >