Search Results: "James Thurber"


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THURBER'S DOGS by James Thurber
Released: Sept. 28, 1955

"Respect and affection accompany his drolleries and a nicer way to go to the dogs you can't imagine."
Some 26 extracts from the New Yorker and other magazines, along with the Master's drawings, all go to prove that he is no one-dog man. Read full book review >

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THE THURBER ALBUM by James Thurber
Released: June 12, 1952

"So 'meet the folks' in the nicest way possible."
WHEN ALL WHO WRITE OF DESE AND DOSE CAN SHINNY UP J. THURBER'S PROSE, THEIR TALES OF FATHERS, MOTHERS, AUNTS, COUSINS AND UNCLES AND GRANDPARENTS, THEIR "MEET THE FOLKS" (WITH FAMILY JOKES) Read full book review >

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THE TIGER WHO WOULD BE KING by James Thurber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"A picture book that will be embraced due to its successful handling of difficult themes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A cautionary tale about the futility of war by the late American humorist receives a stunning visual interpretation from Yoon. Read full book review >

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MANY MOONS by James Thurber
Released: Sept. 9, 1943

"There is lovely color and imagination in Louis Slobodkin's drawings, but a vagueness that may not satisfy children."
This is a charming fantasy of the little Princess Lenore who wanted the moon, and of the Court Jester who was the only one wise enough to get it for her when the Lord High Chanceller, the Royal Wisard and the Royal Mathematician had failed. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 1994

Thurber seems to have had more fun than most, and this is a thoroughly enjoyable menagerie of some of his congenially barbed cartoons and comic essays. Read full book review >

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THE YEARS WITH ROSS by James Thurber
Released: May 28, 1959

"Thurber's drawings will enhance this commemorative."
A biography, which is also a composite picture, of the mainspring of the New Yorker, presents Harold Wallace Ross during his 27 year marriage to that magazine, as the author, and many others, knew and remembered him. Read full book review >

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THE BEAST IN ME AND OTHER ANIMALS by James Thurber
Released: Oct. 4, 1948

"Swell reading- for odd moments, and more serious."
Top Thurber, this collection not only of his magazine pieces but his recent drawings and selections from the New Yorker Talk of the Town researches, this should have its own avid audience. Read full book review >

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THE WONDERFUL O by James Thurber
Released: May 20, 1957

"It's not literal, but it's logical if you enjoy Thurberland."
Thurber has done it again. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE DEER by James Thurber

"And it is Jorn, the youngest, and the one who loved her truly, who succeeds."
For Thurber devotees — not of his peculiar brand of humor, but of his equally personal brand of fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 26, 1953

"Have a nice time."
From the New Yorker, Bermudian Holiday and Cosmopolitan come these murmurations by an expert anatomist of confusion, whose knowledge of its mysterious physiology is not to be confused with anyone else's. Read full book review >

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MEN, WOMEN AND DOGS by James Thurber

"For his fans and for others who are interested in a fresh type of intelligent, amusing commentary."
First collection since 1932 of Thurber classics from The New Yorker — strange, sometimes awful humans and highly individual animals which constitute an easily recognised Thurber type. Read full book review >

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LANTERNS AND LANCES by James Thurber
Released: April 12, 1961

"Who would without a thurber be/ Should never, never speak to we..." Read full book review >