Search Results: "Elizabeth Van Steenwyk"


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FRONTIER FEVER by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
HEALTH
Released: July 15, 1995

"Illustrated with interesting old b&w prints, the book nevertheless will have uses in both science and history curricula. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Bone-chilling, fascinating reading in a work subtitled, ``The Silly, Superstitiousand Sometimes SensibleMedicine of the Pioneers.'' Van Steenwyk (Ida B. Wells-Barnett, 1992, etc.) covers medicine from the colonial era until the late 19th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Source notes, glossary, extensive bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
Born in 1862 in Mississippi, Ida Wells—oldest child of a slave couple—began teaching at 16 and went on to become a journalist, lecturer, and organizer for three great causes that occupied her lifelong—the abolition of lynching, universal suffrage, and the advancement of African-American women. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sadly, Van Steenwyk's affirming narrative and important subject are matched with out-of-sync art. (note, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Van Steenwyk introduces Kate Warne, whose determined skill secured her spot in U.S. history as the country's first woman detective. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Himler's soft-focus illustrations in pencil and watercolor provide quiet but dramatic views of a simpler time, with expressive faces on both people and animals. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this thoughtful, first-person narrative of pioneer life in 1880, Emma is ten years old, living with her mother in Nebraska in a small but comfortable home out on the prairie. Read full book review >

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FIRST DOG FALA by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Taken together, an engaging package. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Fala has to be one of the best known of presidential pets, the dedicated companion of Franklin Roosevelt throughout the World War II years of his presidency. 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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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 Sarah Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1996

"No tabloid hype here, but this authoritative biography has enough revealing nuggets scattered through an otherwise flat narrative to keep a royal watcher enthralled. (17 color and 39 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
In the year of her 70th birthday, Elizabeth II of England comes under scrutiny as mother (not quite good enough), wife (better), and constitutional monarch (outstanding). 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 >

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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 >

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ELIZABETH by J. Randy Taraborrelli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2006

"Overly worshipful, but you'd have to be quite jaded to be bored by this chronicle of a miniseries life."
Veteran diva-disher Taraborrelli, who has written about Cher, Madonna and Princess Grace, turns his pen on the silver screen starlet of the century. Read full book review >

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A Wolf at the Gate by Mark Van Steenwyk
Released: March 28, 2015

"A visually stunning work addressing themes of peace, generosity, and forgiveness."
Van Steenwyk (The Unkingdom of God, 2013, etc.) offers an illustrated chapter book about an angry red wolf who encounters a saintly beggar king. Read full book review >