Search Results: "Geraint Ford"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Sharp extraterrestrial inquiry—and a lesson in not judging a book by its cover. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A surprisingly thorough and accessible journey into the possibilities of life outside of planet Earth. Read full book review >

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PARADE'S END by Ford Madox Ford
Released: June 15, 1950

"A big publishing venture which should stimulate a revival of interest, this will prove of value in college literature courses as well as for a long run general sale."
With the publication of Trained For Genius by Douglas Goldring (Dutton-P. 220, 1949), a biography of Ford Madox Ford, and the literary and critical interest it aroused, Alfred A. Knopf, long interested in the project of re-publishing Ford's novels, and after much correspondence with critics and authors, decided to publish this Tietjens series in one volume. Read full book review >

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MY BIRDIE by Jessie Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"While the puzzle gimmick fails to soar, the book succeeds without it. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A golden bird hides a sweet surprise beneath her wing. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Obliquely told and unevenly illustrated, this Slinky story's just OK. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Ford portrays the back story of the Slinky, the coiled steel toy that debuted in 1945 and still sells today. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Quibbles aside, pastry chefs in the making will be fascinated by this accessible tribute to a true American icon and will be tempted to try the appended cookie recipe. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A chocolate candy bar cannonballing into a possessed mixer. Baking chocolate suddenly going AWOL. These are just a couple of the persistent myths orbiting the origins of America's quintessential dessert: the chocolate chip cookie. Read full book review >

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BIRTH OF A WARRIOR by Michael Ford
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A good series for teaching some authentic history as well as for exciting young readers. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
This first sequel in Ford's series set in ancient Sparta rockets into the beginnings of the Greco-Persian wars with its hero, young Lysander, a half-Helot, half-Spartan boy rescued from slavery, now training to become a warrior. Read full book review >

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LIFE DESIGNS by Elaine Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Here, again, her protagonists' lives drift on the currents of time—a very believable, yet sympathetic, portrait of a modern marriage."
Ford (Monkey Bay, 1989, etc.) returns to Massachusetts for the story of a couple's serendipitous romantic life—related in skipping-stone style across the decades, and just as refreshingly spare and unsentimental as the author's four previous novels. Read full book review >

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RISING by Darnella Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Well-written line by line, but, overall, it adds up to something less than the sum of its parts: the story becomes outlandish, the characters are flat, and the great revelation is obvious from the start."
Engaging if ultimately hyperbolic debut about a young ghetto girl's horrendous childhood in the care of two rich white adoptive parents, and the slow peace she achieves years after. Read full book review >

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The Unlikely Death by Niko Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sci-fi pairing of Holmes and Watson that makes for a rambunctious, intelligent read."
In Ford's debut sci-fimystery, Sherlock Holmes is the murder victim, but he has the unique opportunity to solve his own death with help fromDr. John Watson, the man imprisoned for the crime. Read full book review >

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THE BUM'S RUSH by G.M. Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 1997

"Both plots go flat in the end, but Ford's way with dialogue and characters—he's well on his way to becoming the Raymond Chandler of Seattle—may keep you from noticing. (Author tour)"
A hunt through Seattle's darkest neighborhoods for Ralph Batista, one of the Irregulars who helps shamus Leo Waterman solve cases and put away booze, leads not only to sozzled Ralph, but to an unexpectedly helpful ally: savvy streetperson Selena Dunlap, who tells Leo where Ralph is likely to be staying, stands up to a police grilling when the Irregulars' rescue mission turns irregular, and casually mentions that she's the mother of Lukkas Terry, the rocker who'd been on top of the world until the cops found him with a needle sticking out of his arm. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN THEM by Richard Ford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A subtle, careful testament to devotion and a son's love for his parents."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer tells what he knows of the marriage of his loving parents—and what he can never know, as the only child who came between them. Read full book review >