Search Results: "George Howe Colt"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Includes some illuminating bits but has the feel of two different books uncomfortably fitted together—much the way brothers often feel about each other."
An often entertaining but ultimately unproductive rumination on brotherhood. Read full book review >

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COLT by Nancy Springer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Sweet but not saccharine: a satisfying horse story with fine extra dimensions. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Colt, who has spina bifida, is introduced to riding in a special program for handicapped children. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Possesses all the elements of lurid true crime and dark early American history."
Energetic Wild West tale about two enterprising brothers whose determination to make something of themselves came to radically different ends. Read full book review >

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IRVING HOWE by Edward Alexander
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"But he also deserved someone far more attuned to all the dimensions of his life and his political commitments."
A detailed and dogmatic intellectual biography of one of the leading American literary critics, political journalists, polemicists, and Jewish intellectuals of the past 50 years. 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 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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(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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IN COLT BLOOD by Jody Jaffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"It's probably just as well, as Mr. Ed would say."
If horses could talk, what would they say? Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2011

"If that kind of thing turns you off, look elsewhere. But if you're down with the program, or just want to know more about the new hope of the Cleveland Browns offense, then this conversational account of Colt's rise to the top should suffice."
God and the gridiron define the young life of the winningest quarterback in NCAA Division I football history. Read full book review >

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THE COLT AND THE KING by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"A gentle story that small children and parents can enjoy together. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small donkey narrates the story of his role in the first Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem. Read full book review >

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THE WINGED COLT OF CASA MIA by Betsy Byars
Released: Oct. 1, 1973

"Byars reworks the boy-man-horse formula with considerable skill but with none of the richly imagined vitality of her House of Wings (1972)."
Except for the colt's wings this is a typical realistic story — with none of the hushed wonder that usually accompanies such a fantasy element — in which the relationship between a boy and a man is intertwined with a boy's love for an animal. Read full book review >