Search Results: "Helen Ferry"


BOOK REVIEW

BRONTY'S PARTY by Helen Ferry
by Helen Ferry, illustrated by Helen Ferry, developed by Baggy Rabbit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2011

"Overall, this charming picture book offers some skill-building fun that, ultimately, affirms the value of friendship. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
Help Bronty Pig open all her bouncy, wobbly, squeaky-wonderful birthday surprises, and discover the best gift of all: friendship. Read full book review >

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THE ECLOGUES OF VIRGIL by David Ferry
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Is rising for you now from behind the mountain—) that runs roughshod over the original cadences, for the most part this is a worthy and welcome effort."
The Eclogues of Virgil ($25.00; Aug.; 144 pp.; 0-374-14634-9) is a new translation of the first great work by the greatest of all Latin poets, nicely organized in a facing-page edition that preserves the sonorous Latin of the original opposite Ferry's fluid and careful English rendering. Read full book review >

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TRAVEL WRITING by Peter Ferry
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Novel or not-novel, it's one hell of a fictional debut."
Imagination and literal truth collide intriguingly in this Chinese-box puzzle about a man obsessed with a car crash…or is he? Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A focused history, neither simple nor simplistic, that—no surprise—shows the history of philosophy moving inexorably toward the author's current beliefs."
The award-winning French philosopher briefly summarizes the major philosophical ideas since Ancient Greece and explains why he has opted for contemporary humanism. Read full book review >

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THE NEW ECOLOGICAL ORDER by Luc Ferry
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

Should animals have specific legal rights? Read full book review >

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STICK AND STONE by Beth Ferry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A light, enjoyable approach to a recognizable narrative about making—and helping—friends. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely tree branch and rock find friendship and strength together. Read full book review >

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A PIPKIN OF PEPPER by Helen Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Cooper's Pumpkin Soup (1999) won the Kate Greenaway medal; this one's at least as charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cat, Squirrel and Duck, who live in a tea kettle-shaped house, are back to making their pumpkin soup when they discover they are out of salt—the only solution is to go into the city to buy more. Read full book review >

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IT'S MY BIRTHDAY by Helen Oxenbury
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The pencil and pale wash illustrations are also distinctive Oxenbury: amiable, affectionate, and like old pals by the end of the story. (Picture book. 2+)"
A sweet young epicene sets out to bake a birthday cake. Read full book review >

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PIRATE'S PERFECT PET by Beth Ferry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"As Capt. Crave says, 'Shiver me Shih Tzus!' There's some fun here. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A petless pirate goes on a mission to secure an ideal companion. Read full book review >

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A SMALL BLUE WHALE by Beth Ferry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Amiable but with no surprises, this story about finding friendship makes for a pleasant if not particularly memorable read-aloud. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about finding friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISDOM OF THE MYTHS by Luc Ferry
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A worthy, fun way to enjoy ancient myths while learning some pure philosophy."
Ferry (Philosophy/Sorbonne; A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living, 2011, etc.) brilliantly illustrates the basis of Greek philosophy in the structure of its myths. Read full book review >