Search Results: "Ian Ousby"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Informed and erudite, lucid and sanguinary. (4 maps and 40 illustrations, not seen)"
From the author of Occupation (1998), a splendid account of the WWI battle that raged for more than nine months and claimed more than 300,000 lives. Read full book review >

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OCCUPATION by Ian Ousby
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"A well-written, carefully researched, often fascinating story of the long and little known French ordeal. (16 pages illustrations, not seen)"
A history of how the French people dealt with the humiliating defeat administered by the Germans in 1940, the occupation that followed, and the end of the Third Republic. Read full book review >

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IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid scholarly biography with little to savor for general readers. Lycett's subject remains an aloof, disagreeable enigma."
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S ABC by Ian Penney
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Elegant and illuminating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Each page of Penney's alphabet resembles a piece of stained glass, not in the precious sense, but in its composition and light. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IAN IS SICK  by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Ian isn't well, and his book isn't so great either. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Some TLC and a play date help a sick little boy get better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"More appreciation than critique. Cabell's biggest achievement is an annotated guide to Rankin first editions and comprehensive cast lists and episode summaries of the TV series."
An analysis of much-lauded crime writer Ian Rankin's relationship with his iconoclastic detective John Rebus. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S BOOK OF FAIRY TALES by Ian Penney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Some of the appeal will be wasted on American children, but travelers, even of the armchair variety, might give it a go. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
The Billy-Goats-Gruff, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and more of the usual suspects play out their tales on some of Great Britain's historic sites and estates: Stowe, the Giant's Causeway, Kedleston in Derby, the ``Bear's Hut'' on the grounds of Killeston, the garden tower at Cornwall's Trelissick, and Chirk Castle. Read full book review >

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READ IT, DON’T EAT IT!  by Ian Schoenherr
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Ideal for preschool storytimes; librarians will love it (although they might have to explain 'Don't censor, delete, or deface'). (Picture book. 2-5)"
The appealing cover is sure to entice young hands to reach for this preschooler's primer on how to treat books and behave in libraries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SLEEPING PORCH by Ian Wallace
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"In all, a quietly whimsical way to beat the heat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On a night "hot enough to wake the dead," Brando and his family seek relief on the sleeping porch. Read full book review >

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PIP & SQUEAK by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Rest assured: This soon-to-be popular offering ends on a happy—albeit surprising—note. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This appealing picture book profiles the winter journey of mice Pip and Squeak, as they go from their home in a mailbox through a rural landscape buried under snow, to the birthday celebration of their forest friend, Gus. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO WALKED THE EARTH by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"But young readers won't miss the suggestion that hospitality can offer surprising rewards in this joyful reunion tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A lonely Christmas in the middle of nowhere turns twice magical for two children and their mother in this mysterious tale. Read full book review >