Search Results: "Emily Whitman"


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RADIANT DARKNESS by Emily Whitman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2009

"But first-time author Whitman has a way with words, and readers will enjoy this—just as long as they don't think too hard about it. (Fantasy. YA)"
A spunky Persephone retells her story lustfully enough to satisfy fans of Libba Bray and Stephenie Meyer. Read full book review >

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WILDWING by Emily Whitman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Whitman's attention to historical detail and vivid descriptions bring the past alive to create an absorbing fictional world that will hook readers from the first page. (author's note, sources) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Addy is a 15-year-old dreamer suffering the dual humiliations of poverty and fatherlessness in her small-minded English village. Read full book review >

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EMILY by Michael Bedard
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An evocative glimpse of a formal society that will seem quite foreign to most children today, and of a mysterious, oddly independent woman who fascinated her own contemporaries as much as she does ours. (Picture book. 5+)"
A Canadian novelist (Redwork, 1990) pays tribute to Amherst's great poet. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"A worthy tribute. (Biography. 10-14)"
Walt Whitman is a rich subject for biography: a long and peripatetic life; jobs that ranged from schoolteacher to printer to Civil War hospital nurse; famed as a journalist, essayist, and above all as a poet. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Barbara Kerley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A cultural force rendered with power and immediacy for a new generation. (notes, sources, poetry excerpts) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A visual and textual portrait of America's most revolutionary and celebrated poet. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Gary Schmidgall
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"An unfailingly humane treatment. (photos, not seen)"
A book about ``the most gaily, muscularly, and relentlessly phallic writer in the annals of literature.'' Schmidgall, who is also Oscar Wilde's biographer (The Stranger Wilde, 1994), has chosen here not to write a biography in the usual way. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Walt Whitman
by Walt Whitman, edited by Karen Karbiener, illustrated by Kate Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Though Whitman's sophisticated 19th-century vocabulary may tax today's youth, this dynamic volume proves a seminal addition to any library. (glossed terms in margins) (Picture book/poetry. 10-16)"
The third installment in the hard-core Poetry for Kids series again weds top-notch scholarship with visual artistry in introducing children to the poetic wonders of another American treasure: Walt Whitman. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by David S. Reynolds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Precise and provocative, learned and lucid. (12 b&w illustrations)"
A concise and well-considered summary of the forces—biographical, social, cultural—that combined in fashioning our most original and democratic poetic voice. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 24, 1995

"On top of all this, the photographs provide as rich a documentation as anyone could wish for of the growth and graying of Whitman's beard. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
A handsome and affectionate biography, full of quotes from Whitman's poetry and prose, b&w photographs of him and his contemporaries, paintings and etchings of their world, and reproductions of Whitman's handwriting. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Jerome Loving
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"A useful academic biography, but not one to capture the imagination of the general reader."
Perhaps every age needs to reinterpret its icons, but this first full-length, critical biography of Walt Whitman in nearly 20 years, while perfectly serviceable and replete with modest insights and discoveries, is primarily for scholars. Read full book review >

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LOVING EMILY by Anne Pfeffer
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"This lively, fresh young-adult romance is Say Anything for a new generation."
Pfeffer pens a tale of star-crossed romance in her debut coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >