Search Results: "Janet Todd"


BOOK REVIEW

APHRA BEHN by Janet Todd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A brisk, entertaining, and richly detailed portrait of a unique woman and her era."
The life of a prodigious playwright is set in the context of roiling political dramas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Feminism, republicanism, nationalism: at least one -ism too many."
A sweeping saga à la Tara unmasked: Ireland's King family (the Lords Kingsborough) through feudalism's death struggle with the rise of republican thought in the late 18th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Feminism, republicanism, nationalism: at least one -ism too many."
A sweeping saga à la Tara unmasked: Ireland's King family (the Lords Kingsborough) through feudalism's death struggle with the rise of republican thought in the late 18th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MAN OF GENIUS by Janet Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"A historical novel with a compelling premise falters in its execution."
In 1819 London, a writer of gothic novels is caught up in a plot of desire, compulsion, and revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT by Janet Todd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Wollstonecraft's egoism was the touchstone of her work. This intelligent and well-formed study offers both a clear illustration of the source and significance of that connection and an absorbing account of the extraordinary life that engendered it."
A biography of the famed author and feminist, written by British academic and editor Todd (A Wollstonecraft Anthology, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An engaging account of the pain of anonymity in the presence of selfish genius."
A meticulously researched retelling of the tumult of the early 19th century through the most tumultuous family of them all. Read full book review >

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WE BELONG TOGETHER by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"There is no back story here, no explanation of why children might be available for adoption, only the joyful welcome arms of diverse people who have something to offer the child who needs a home. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Parr, the Dr. Feelgood of children's books and television, brings his optimistic, sunny attitude to this latest offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE I'M NOT SCARED BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"Whether this is just a platitude or words of wisdom is up to readers to decide. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest from Parr, executed in his characteristic style that sets extremely bright colors off with a heavy black line, addresses common childhood fears. Read full book review >

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THE DADDY BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Recent ex-toddlers will be drawn to these sunny, colorful consciousness-raisers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The Byron Barton of feelings and relationships offers a gallery of Dads at work and play, all drawn with thick lines and intense, contrasting colors against monochromatic backgrounds. Read full book review >

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BE WHO YOU ARE by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A simple spin on Parr's It's Okay to Be Different (2001) but still worth shouting from the rooftops. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A call to celebrate unique characteristics and individuality. Read full book review >