Search Results: "Georgia Bragg"


BOOK REVIEW

MATISSE ON THE LOOSE by Georgia Bragg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2009

"A very good author's note gives some background about Henri and Pierre Matisse and about the reality of art thievery. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Eleven-year-old narrator Matisse's mother is head of security for the local art museum, where an exhibit of Henri Matisse's paintings is scheduled at the same time as a security-system overhaul. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA by Dawn Tripp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A year before the centennial of that first one-woman show, Tripp's portrait makes a compelling primer to O'Keeffe's early career—and, yes, more than a love story."
A much-celebrated—and misunderstood—painter peers across decades to ask: what would I have become without the lover who first promoted my work? Read full book review >

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HOW THEY CHOKED by Georgia Bragg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers will be entertained and fascinated by the flawed humanity depicted within. (notes, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Bragg's follow-up to How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous (2011) reveals the failures of 14 notables from history. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2011

"Engaging, informative and downright disgusting. (sources, further reading, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The most reluctant of readers will find it difficult to resist this consistently disgusting chronicle of the gruesome deaths of 19 famous people. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA TO GEORGIA by Laurie Dolphin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 1991

"This innovative grass-roots initiative toward international understanding deserves a fuller, more careful report. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Joe Schulten's mother organized a program of letter-writing by children in Atlanta to children in Tbilisi, in the Republic of Georgia, U.S.S.R. (``Project Peace Tree''). Read full book review >

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GEORGIA RULES by Nanci Turner Steveson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"When Steveson's stories can match her descriptions, she'll be terrific; this one doesn't hit that mark. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Maggie moves from Atlanta to Vermont. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE by Linda Lowery
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1996

"Still, it's always a disappointment when no reproductions of an artist's work are included; this book has only a small black-and-white photo of O'Keeffe in front of one of her skull paintings at the end. (chronology) (Biography. 5-9)"
One of America's most popular artists is introduced for early readers in the On My Own Biographies series. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA BOTTOMS by Mark Childress
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"Light, amusing fiction."
The title of this novel from Childress (One Mississippi, 2006, etc.) refers to a person rather than to a place—and what a memorable character she turns out to be. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA RISES by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"1930. (author's note, selected bibliography, sources) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Cast in the spirit of her evocative picture-book text for First Painter (illustrated by Rocco Baviera, 2000), veteran novelist and nonfiction writer Lasky offers an apt, poetic tribute to an American classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETWEEN, GEORGIA by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2006

"Evocative and lovingly crafted."
A long-standing family feud threatens to destroy a southern town. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE by Robyn Montana Turner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"An attractive introduction. (Biography. 8-12)"
First in the new ``Portraits of Women Artists for Children'' series, a brief survey of O'Keeffe's life and work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLAIMING GEORGIA TATE by Gigi Amateau
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2005

"However, the ending is marred by her implausibly quick emotional recovery from the incest, and, equally implausible, the implication that her father will be easily made to forfeit custody of her and even be imprisoned for the abuse. (Fiction. 13+)"
Although this debut shows promise in its engaging narrative voice, too many tragedies and unusual characters, including a transvestite and a generous ex-con, overwhelm the plot. Read full book review >