Search Results: "Ian Bell"


BOOK REVIEW

TIME OUT OF MIND by Ian Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Bell often succeeds in freezing time, permitting us glimpses of one of the multiple Dylans creating art in one of his multiverses."
The second volume of the Scottish journalist's massive life of the astonishing performer and songwriter who, though now 73, continues to puzzle, amaze and perturb in equal measure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A lively biography that Stevenson himself would have enjoyed."
On the eve of the centennial of his death: an ardent life of Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) that emphasizes the man rather than his writings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A TIME by Ian Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A middling book. Greil Marcus is better on Dylan's place in the context of the 'old, weird America,' though Bell ventures some useful observations from afar."
A British journalist peers across the Atlantic to suss out what Bob Dylan has been up to over the last half-century. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
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In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT & ROBOT AND RIBBIT by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Engrossing! (Early reader. 7-9)"
Three's a crowd in Bell's follow-up to Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover (2012) when Rabbit gets jealous of Robot's new amphibian pal, Ribbit. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING IS FLAMMABLE by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"A provocative, moving, and darkly funny book that seems almost worth the crises that it chronicles."
The latest from one of the finest contemporary graphic artists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EL DEAFO by Cece Bell
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Worthy of a superhero. (Graphic memoir. 8 & up)"
A humorous and touching graphic memoir about finding friendship and growing up deaf. Read full book review >

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SOCK MONKEY RIDES AGAIN by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Happy trails to them, and to all readers with the stomach for such relentless, intense cuteness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The all-knit toy actor is back in the saddle again, riding a tide of bit parts to a starring role as a singing cowboy. Read full book review >

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ITTY BITTY by Cece Bell
by Cece Bell, illustrated by Cece Bell
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Children will do the same with this terse, appropriately diminutive but definitive assurance that size really doesn't matter. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Itty Bitty may be the most aptly named pooch ever, but here he moves with inspiring confidence through normal-sized city and country alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VOYEURS by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Playfully drawn and provocatively written, the memoir reinforces Bell's standing among the first rank of the genre's artists."
"Graphic memoir" only hints at the artistry of a complex, literary-minded author who resists the bare-all confessionalism so common to the genre and blurs the distinction between fiction and factual introspection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I YAM A DONKEY! by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"This attempt to bring levity to an already-difficult grammar task for children just tangles the situation further. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A stern yam corrects a grammatically challenged donkey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT & ROBOT by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A good choice for those ready to launch into more advanced texts. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Make way for another endearing, odd-couple pair of friends in beginning-reader land. Read full book review >