Search Results: "George Booth"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOTH by David Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Lively, colorful, but finally an uncomfortable mix of fact and fancy. (Illustrated with 12 b&w period photographs)"
A first novel about the conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln, riveting in its depiction of time and place but less convincing in its characterizations. Read full book review >

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PHOTO BOOTH by Lewis Helfand
Released: June 21, 2011

"Ambitiously constructed but ultimately falling short. (Graphic fiction. 14 & up)"
An intriguing—though fussily intricate—premise is hampered by an unfortunately disjointed execution. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Warm, funny, and inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
George, a fourth-grader who knows she is a girl, despite appearances, begins to tell her secret. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Washington remains an historic hero despite flaws and defeats. These are recounted in far more accomplished biographies, and children will be better served by reading about the real man elsewhere. (author's note, artist's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
By the age of 15, George Washington had written out a list of precepts taught to him by his teachers, the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," by which he lived and was guided throughout his life. Read full book review >

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(GEORGE) by E.L. Konigsburg
illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg
Released: Oct. 20, 1970

"In current fiction, a boy with a problem seldom has it so good."
Parentheses because George is Ben's concentric twin, his loudmouthed inner voice, or, as Mrs. Konigsburg puts it in a nutshell. . . Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND THE BIG BANG by Lucy Hawking
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Labored and wrapped in a thin film of artificial drama as it is, this set of mind-expanding if scattershot exposures to some of science's biggest theories and ideas will once again find a large audience thanks more to its celebrity co-author than its content. (Science fiction/informational hybrid. 10-12)"
Like their first two collaborations, the Hawkings' third and final George book offers a hybrid mixture of made-up adventures in space/time interleaved with miniessays on, as one character unoriginally puts it, "life, the Universe, and everything." Read full book review >

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I DIDN'T ASK TO BE BORN (BUT I'M GLAD I WAS) by Bill Cosby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"For fans, a small Philly cheesesteak, nonchalant as youth itself, by a comic master."
The Cos again waxes funny on the commonplace happenings of life as we may know it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BALLYMARA FLOOD by Chad Stuart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Booth's patently demented creatures—human and beast—provide a match made in Ireland for the text, and elevate it to high good humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the Irish town of Ballymara, a young boy takes a bath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An informationally sound profile but a lackluster narrative. (afterword, photos, timeline, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A fact-filled profile of Edwin and John Wilkes Booth. Read full book review >

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STARLIGHT GOES TO TOWN by Harry Allard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Consider it a poke at the flock of more optimistic tales of barnyard dreams, like Robert Kinerk's Clorinda (2003), illustrated by Steven Kellogg, or Mary Jane and Herm Auch's Beauty and the Beaks (2007). (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
Allard resurfaces after 17 years with a surreal tale of a chicken who dreams of becoming a high-fashion model but ends up taking what she can get. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KISSING BOOTH by Beth Reekles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Lacking in everything but length. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sixteen and never-been-kissed Elle is unprepared for the fallout from her brief stint working in a kissing booth. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY PHONE BOOTH by Peter Ackerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2010

"This modern tale may be as puzzling to kids as typewriters, but they'll find the Phone Booth appealing, and adults will appreciate the cautionary message. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Can a phone booth become a beloved urban landmark? Read full book review >