Search Results: "Howard W. French"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2014

"A unique and unsettling study of what many in the West do not want to see."
Frank, straightforward reporting of a key, though largely ignored, element in African development, for better or ill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2004

"Of a piece with Daniel Bergner's In the Land of Magic Soldiers (2003): a sobering and much-needed portrait of a land that merits, and requires, our attention."
History blended with firsthand reportage of postcolonial Africa, "the stage of mankind's greatest tragedies." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2017

"A lucid if stolid overview of regional history, useful for students of Pacific affairs in playing out scenarios of what might happen next."
A long-view look at events that are making China's neighbors—and much of the world beyond—very nervous indeed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEFEATING DEPRESSION by Howard W Stone
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2014

"Well-organized and replete with examples and exercises; a highly usable aid for those with depression and for concerned families and friends who want to offer meaningful guidance."
A psychologist offers practical, down-to-earth self-help advice for victims of depression and their families. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

40 CHANCES by Howard G. Buffett
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An impressive example of how an individual's diligent work can truly affect the world."
Farmer and philanthropist Buffett (Threatened Kingdom: The Story of the Mountain Gorilla, 2005, etc.) examines how to improve the world's food supply and make it more secure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO WAS GUILTY? by Philip S. Warne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2005

"Even readers unconvinced that Warne is Macy will find the title story more than a historical curio."
Editor Bremseth, whose detective work spans generations, exhumes two 19th-century dime novels and argues that the two African-American chroniclers of their lily-white casts were identical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANANCY AND MR. DRY-BONE by Fiona French
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A thoughtful, entertaining story in a unique, richly imaginative visual setting. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A Greenaway medalist noted for offbeat stories as well as exciting graphics borrows from African and Caribbean folklore to spin her own tale. Mr. Dry-Bone, turned out fine in top hat and checked trousers, has a flat, white face—not scary but clearly a skull. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC VASE by Fiona French
FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1991

"The message demands an audience mature enough to understand that works of art may have fabulous monetary value; the flamboyantly handsome illustrations, with their two adult characters, make it appropriate for older children or even adults. (Picture book. 7+)"
A Greenaway medalist noted for her dramatic use of design contrives a sophisticated fable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETHLEHEM by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This would be a beautiful addition to a holiday collection, and an excellent introduction to the purpose of stained-glass windows. (Picture book. 4-8)"
French (The Glass Garden, not reviewed, etc.), already known for her use of brilliant and bold colors, this time surpasses herself in a wonderful example of the storytelling role of stained-glass windows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE INCHKIN by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Gorgeous. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
An old tale in sumptuous new clothing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUNIPER by Kelley French
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A fierce and fact-filled love story with few holds barred."
Two skilled journalists collaborate on the most personal of stories: their extremely premature daughter's struggle to survive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARRY'S BEST BUDDY by Renée  French
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A rare miss for this innovative imprint. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Bored Barry's buddy has a surprise for him, but when will they get to it? Read full book review >