Search Results: "Isobel Springett"


BOOK REVIEW

KATE & PIPPIN by Martin Springett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Again, awwww. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The true story, captured in intimate photos, of an old Great Dane and an abandoned fawn. Awwww. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ISOBEL JOURNAL by Isobel Harrop
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A trifle—but a sustaining one. (Graphic memoir. 12-16)"
Glimpses of the life of the titular Isobel, who sees herself as "just a girl from where nothing really happens," presented as a charmingly idiosyncratic scrapbook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMEN OF THE U.S. CONGRESS by Isobel V. Morin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 14, 1994

"Women Who Served in the U.S. Congress''; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10+)"
Like Fireside's Is There a Woman in the House? (p. 307), a useful and thought-provoking survey of the lives of a diverse group of congresswomen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSTER by Will Barrow
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A warmly written account of the impact of one hardworking dog on a man who has worked diligently to maintain a professional remove with his companion, knowing full well the dog's got his heart from the start."
A look inside the work of a military dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 15, 2005

"Though the droll tone sometimes dampens the effect, her joy for life is omnipresent, and her memoir timeless in its unpretentious presentation of the quotidian, both in her own life and in the life of one of literature's most beloved authors."
A reprint of a 1937 autobiography by the stepdaughter of Robert Louis Stevenson, enhanced by an editor's introduction, explanatory footnotes and an editor's epilogue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"An important update on the state of human rights that depresses as it uplifts."
A senior fellow at the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations explores human-rights advances in the most conservative Muslim states. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017

"A deeply researched, terrifically entertaining exploration of the London Zoo 'through the eyes of some of the people who made it happen.'"
A whimsical work revisiting the English gentlemen of the early- to mid-19th century who envisioned the first Zoological Society of London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT WALKER by Richard Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Discerning readers will question why the treasures did not sound their clicking and clinking during the morning portion of his walk but nevertheless, this is a comfortably scary story that will evoke smiles for those who can imagine their own Night Stalker. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Thompson and Springett's second collaboration (The Follower, not reviewed) follows a similar scenario—scary things following a child through a scary place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISE OLD WOMAN by Yoshiko Uchida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A wonderful way to explain respect for the elderly. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
In medieval Japan a young farmer lives with his old mother in a village ruled by a cruel young lord who has decreed that all the villagers who reach the age of 70 must be taken into the mountains and left to die. Read full book review >