Search Results: "Floella Benjamin"


BOOK REVIEW

SEA OF TEARS by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"An implausible novel not worth the sea salt of the title, despite the Caribbean setting and nod to island life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Can a British teen overcome her bitterness at leaving London when her family moves to Barbados? Read full book review >

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MY TWO GRANNIES by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Chamberlain's bright, childlike illustrations capture all three worlds and add a gently humorous touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Alvina loves her two grandmothers more than anything. Read full book review >

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MY TWO GRANDADS by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Cheery, brightly colored, cartoon-style illustrations reiterate the text, which, while a touch didactic, laudably expands on the typically monocultural depictions of families in picture books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Benjamin and Chamberlain's picture book is squarely focused on family diversity as it tells the story of a biracial boy and his musical family in a companion to their earlier collaboration, My Two Grannies (2008). Read full book review >

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SKIP ACROSS THE OCEAN by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The bonus is the design of the endpapers, comprised of a riotous patchwork quilt of images. (Picture book. 2- 6)"
Exuberant childlike paintings glow and almost run away with this eclectic grouping of 32 nursery rhymes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Thomas S. Kidd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2017

"A highly accessible study of an enigmatic yet influential faith life."
What did Benjamin Franklin really think of God? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Brodersen's book is the best life of Benjamin we have and the best we are likely to have, until the archives are finally opened to scholars and biographers. (100 b&w photos, not seen)"
An even-handed account of the great literary critic's unlucky life, from his birth into Berlin's Jewish upper middle class to his suicide while in flight from the Nazis. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2003

"A little less sophisticated than H.W. Brands's The First American, but a solid contribution to Frankliniana all the same."
Nicely done life of "the most accomplished American of his age." Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1992

"Index. (Biography. 8-11)"
In the author's ``First Biography'' series (presenting more substantial information than his ``Picture Book'' biographies but still easily read): an excellent introduction with a goodly collection of revealing, not always familiar anecdotes enlivening a straightforward account of many of Franklin's most outstanding accomplishments, clearly set in their historical time. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1988

"This should become a standard work in juvenile library collections."
From a much-experienced biographer, a life of the protean writer-philosopher-scientist-statesman that readers should find both entertaining and memorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENJAMIN RUSH by Alyn Brodsky
NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2004

"Still, readers without much knowledge of Rush—and that would be most people—will find this an accessible introduction to the man and his tumultuous times."
A solid—and somewhat stolid—life of an often-overlooked Founding Father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 28, 1993

"But the sense that Carpenter has put his heart into perfect sync with Britten's own faulty organ isn't there. (Three 16-page photo inserts—not seen)"
A first-rate, if somewhat less than magisterial, treatment by Carpenter (The Brideshead Generation, 1990, etc.) of the life and works of one of the 20th century's towering musical figures—the man who put English music firmly on the larger European map. Read full book review >