Search Results: "Hugh Brewster"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"This is a fascinating life laid out in clear writing that blends 16th-century history with his biography, as it combines wonderful historical and lush original art. (author's note, bibliography, quote and picture credits, glossary, discography) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Brewster introduces the multi-talented life of the man known to the French as Le Mozart Noir. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA'S ALBUM by Hugh Brewster
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Although an epilogue discussing an impostor's claiming to be Anastasia detracts from the focus, this is a story of a close, happy family that does not foretell their violent end. (full-color and b&w photos, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7+)"
The execution of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family in 1918 has long been shrouded in mystery: ``For more than eighty years, the diaries, letters, and photo albums of the tsar's family were kept a secret.'' Now they are displayed in the State Archives in Moscow. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2012

"Though overly concerned with the minutia of Edwardian society, Brewster delivers a welcome, interesting addition to Titanic-related literature."
In time for the centennial commemoration of the sinking of the Titanic, a close look at the lives of the ship's most privileged passengers. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

Aimed at younger and less-than-enthusiastic readers, this gallery of North American dinos pairs high-wattage commentary—"Huge herds of giant, snorting creatures could have stomped right through your backyard!"—with naturalistic, sharply detailed headshots or full body views of about two dozen big, brightly colored examples. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Splendid reproductions, photos and sketches. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the 19th-century equivalent of being asked to model for a Vogue spread shot by Annie Leibovitz, little Kate Millet is noticed by the famous painter John Singer Sargent and asked to pose for him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"But as this doesn't seem aimed at a scholarly audience, it will probably satisfy (and possibly enlighten) its intended readers. (glossary, selected bibliography, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
For anyone who has ever wondered about the lives of real princesses, these seven chapters provide some eye-opening narrative. Read full book review >

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RABBIT INN by Patience Brewster
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"The text's amiable spirit of cooperation and anticipation is beautifully extended in the illustrations; these rabbits, with their expressive, elongated ears, are captivating, while every detail of their domestic arrangements contributes to the theme of welcome and nurture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pandora Lapinandro begins a monumental list of tasks that must be done before the arrival of mysterious, important guests. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A sturdy, instructive, well-written book."
What a difference half a year makes—in this instance, in transforming Abraham Lincoln's conduct of the Civil War into a war not just to preserve the Union, but to free the enslaved as well. Read full book review >

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ECHO by Alicia Wright Brewster
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2013

"This world has depth, mirroring the memorable characters who populate it. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Proving character-driven science fiction is not an oxymoron, Ashara Vinn pulls readers into her world on page one and never lets go. Read full book review >

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THE FANNIE FARMER JUNIOR COOKBOOK, Rev. ed. by Joan Scobey
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Index. (Cookbook. 10+)"
This third edition of a title last revised in 1957 reflects changes in nutritional attitudes and technology (microwaves, food processors) and includes dictionary-style chapters on basic ingredients and techniques, lists of equipment and utensils, safety, and menu planning. Read full book review >

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BEAR'S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE by Elizabeth Winthrop
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"A warm story with endearing characters, nicely extended in the sympathetic illustrations in holiday colors. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In Bear and Mrs. Duck (1988), the appealingly childlike toy reluctantly made friends with a new babysitter; by now, Mrs. Duck is an old friend. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Nate Silver numbers and James Thurber wit turn what should be a harebrained adventure into a pretty damn endearing one."
Two former Harvard Lampoon writers attempt a road trip of epic logistical proportions: 30 baseball games in 30 stadiums in 30 days. Read full book review >