Search Results: "Elizabeth Starr Hill"


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CURTAIN GOING UP! by Elizabeth Starr Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Corny but harmless, Andy Hardy-style doings for the stagestruck. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The sequel to Hill's earlier Street Dancers and Broadway Chances finds Fitzi Wolper busy with a small role in a hit Broadway musical and trying to get noticed by the teenage star, Mark Hiller. Read full book review >

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BIRD BOY by Elizabeth Starr Hill
Released: April 14, 1999

"As an introduction to a remote, intriguing world, this novella will capture the imagination and curiosity of young readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Chang, mute from birth but able to imitate bird sounds, is thrilled when his father, a cormorant fisherman, decides he's old enough to help with the "Big Catch," a night when thousands of fish gather in one particular spot on the Li River in southern China. Read full book review >

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BROADWAY CHANCES by Elizabeth Starr Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"An entertaining novel with lively characters, a suspenseful mystery, and a satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 9- 14)"
Fitzi (The Street Dancers, 1991) is still ambivalent about a theatrical career, even in the midst of what looks like a dream come true: recovered from his stroke, her grandfather (Clement Dale, a gifted pro) has a fine small part in a new Broadway musical about a bunch of French kids who fly to Paris in a hot- air balloon, while her parents will be jugglers in the show. Read full book review >

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THE STREET DANCERS by Elizabeth Starr Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An entertaining insider's glimpse of the discomfort, instability, and excitement of life in the New York theater. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a charming family story that grows out of the author's own stage experience, a girl deals with her mixed feelings about her family's profession. Read full book review >

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THE BANJO PLAYER by Elizabeth Starr Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Though Jonathan's aloofness is somewhat distancing, the story hums with well-drawn characters and quiet humor, ably bringing history to life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a prequel to Street Dancers and Broadway Chances, Hill goes back to Clement Dale's grandfather, Jonathan, on a journey from New York to New Orleans and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARR by Benjamin Wittes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Great for anyone still interested."
Washington Post editorialist Wittes takes a sympathetic second look at Kenneth Starr. Read full book review >

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CHANG AND THE BAMBOO FLUTE by Elizabeth Starr Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2002

In a simply told sequel to Bird Boy (1999), young Chang, born mute, finds a way to help his family after flood-borne wreckage damages their houseboat. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by Lisa Hilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Mildly revisionist, well-argued, and thoroughly satisfying."
There is no shortage of biographies of Britain's Elizabeth I (1533-1603), but readers should pay attention to this thoughtful, often ingenious account. Read full book review >

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BELLE STARR by Carl R. Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"B&w photos, maps (not seen), glossary, further reading, index. (Biography. 9-15)"
In the ``Outlaws and Lawmen of the Wild West'' series, a brief biography that satisfactorily sorts out the facts and fictions about the ``Bandit Queen'' for reluctant readers. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by David Starkey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2000

"Reveals a livelier Liz: lovely, clever, wise, and—like all the other Tudors—possessed of the 'besetting sin' of 'rapacity.' (16 pp. color photos and illustrations)"
In brisk, bracing prose, a freelance historian follows England's first Queen Elizabeth from birth to the early days of her reign. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by John Guy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"One of the best biographies of Elizabeth ever."
The Whitbread Award-winning author delivers an outstanding biography of Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Moloney says she found her voice through writing her memoir; readers, however, may not be able to follow what she's saying."
Ex-nun Moloney's debut memoir chronicles a life bound by the expectations of others, turned around with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous, Jungian analysis and New Age spirituality. Read full book review >