Search Results: "James Endicott"


BOOK REVIEW

TREES by Harry Behn
by Harry Behn, illustrated by James Endicott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"It's a nice poem, certainly worth remembering, but this edition seems extraneous. (Poetry/Picture book. 3-8)"
With so much going for it, this ought to be a winner: trees are close to all good hearts; Behn is a fine poet who deserves wider recognition; and Endicott's stylized illustrations, artfully combining Japanese references and precision with bits of realistic detail—all in gorgeous, sophisticated colors—are striking. Read full book review >

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THE MOLLY LAKE CHRONICLES by Samuel Endicott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A superbly researched book about the French and British fight for North America, Endicott's story muscles through adventure after adventure, all seen through the eyes of an undeniable heroine."
In Endicott's first installment of his historical fiction series, girl-hero Molly Lake fights to reunite her family while a European war for North America rages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD TO A FAULT by Marina Endicott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2010

"A limpid, witty, humane talent to watch."
Suddenly a surrogate mother of three, spinsterish Clara discovers love and meaning in a Anne Tyler-esque domestic drama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A convincing and shockingly relevant, case study of official and technological immorality. (62 b&w photos, 7 maps)"
An exposÇ of a little-known and shameful episode in American military history. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"'Old MacDonald' for narcoleptics. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The heavy-lidded cat with a cult following dons overalls for a trip to the farm. Read full book review >

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PETE THE CAT: PLAY BALL! by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"No home run here. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Ultracool Pete the Cat turns his attention to baseball. Read full book review >

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KNUCKLE AND POTTY DESTROY HAPPY WORLD by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"A knee-slapper for recent early-reader grads who like their metafiction on the droll side. (Graphic fiction. 7-9)"
Two cutesy-poo picture-book characters seek (and find) a way to toughen up their images. Read full book review >

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BABY BRAINS AND ROBOMOM by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

As clever and funny as the first two, this super toddler's third exploit again carries the message that there's no substitute for parental TLC. Read full book review >