Search Results: "Emma Stevenson"


BOOK REVIEW

EMMA by Paola  Opal
Kirkus Star
by Paola Opal, illustrated by Paola Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This sweet and simple offering is ideal for sharing one-on-one or for featuring with a small audience in a program celebrating family or, even better, small acts of kindness and love. (Board book. 1-3)"
This volume in the Simply Small board-book series introduces Emma, a little hedgehog with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

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FANNY STEVENSON by Alexandra Lapierre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Published in a smooth and unobtrusive translation from the French, this book is difficult to put down."
Sprawling over the boundary between biography and fiction, a tale of the passionate adventures of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson (18411918). Read full book review >

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EMMA by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"In less capable hands, it could all seem clunky and crass. Instead, McCall Smith has written a delightfully droll, thoughtful novel that reflects on money's enduring role in relationships as well as on the nature of this meddlesome heroine's long-lived appeal."
In the latest installment of the Austen Project, McCall Smith (The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe, 2014, etc.) catapults snobbish matchmaker Emma Woodhouse into the 21st century.Read full book review >

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BOB STEVENSON by Richard Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A romantic comedy with just enough of a philosophical edge."
This slight, sweet novel is haunted—in a good way—by the ghost of Robert Louis Stevenson. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Beverly Gherman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Gherman (E.B. White, 1992, etc.) tells a fine tale herself, making Stevenson and his world vivid to readers. (b&w photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
In this work, subtitled ``Teller of Tales,'' readers learn what an incredibly romantic life Stevenson led. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Nonetheless, Stevenson's charm is visible in every letter and essay quoted in this noteworthy biography. (16 pages b&w photos)"
In time for the centenary of Stevenson's death, this weighty biography ballasts the romantic version of his life, from his wild youth in Edinburgh to his exile in Samoa, with an integrated appreciation of Scotland's best writer. Read full book review >

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KILLER ANTS by Nicholas Nirgiotis
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A solid look at some species that are simultaneously fascinating and horrifying. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Nirgiotis brings to life the eerie world of killer ants. Read full book review >

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OH, EMMA by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A welcome change from tales about upper-middle-class professionals. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Emma enjoys her friends in the projects, but her family's three-bedroom apartment is too small and they can't have pets. Read full book review >

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EMMA GOLDMAN by Vivian Gornick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Such a slim volume necessarily glosses over details that would dramatize Goldman's larger-than-life persona, but Gornick lucidly presents her subject's significance within a fascinating historical moment."
A brief biography of the turn-of-the-century anarchist once considered the "most dangerous woman in the world." Read full book review >

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LEAVING EMMA by Nancy Steele Brokaw
Released: April 19, 1999

"Although Brokaw drifts into the mundane in order to see Emma's dilemmas to a conclusion, she often surprises readers with a well-turned phrase. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The first chapter of this well-written novel may be the best, attracting readers to the story of an only child whose special friend Tem is moving away. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"As always, for those attuned to Austen, and to Aiken's imaginative, respectful variations, simply charming."
Another of Aiken's playful yet hearty romantic fancies, with a cast lifted (respectfully) from the luminously peopled novels of Jane Austen. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"A thoroughgoing but sprightly biography of a fascinating outlander in our midst. (glossary, timeline, bibliography, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Unlike Piltdown Man or Nebraska Man, Kennewick Man was the real, hoary deal, and Kirkpatrick here introduces him to young readers. Read full book review >