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 >

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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

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOODBYE BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent guide to grief for a multitude of situations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bestselling author Parr turns his trademark combination of boldly colored, simple illustrations and matter-of-fact, streamlined text to the topic of loss. Read full book review >

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IT'S OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"This picture book is A-OK. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Parr encourages readers to see mistakes as opportunities with characteristic élan. Read full book review >

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THE GRANDPA BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Published simultaneously with The Grandma Book (ISBN: 0-316-05802-5), which shares the same message as well as some of the same text and images. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Working his way through the family one member at a time, Parr gives pre-readers a positive spin on the role of Grandpas. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL YOU BE FOR HALLOWEEN? by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"This jumbled drawing makes for a frustrating ending to an uninspired look at a holiday that deserves better. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From vampires to robots, this purports to be a guide to all the things that a child could be for Halloween. Read full book review >

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MORNING DANCE by Todd Hannert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"He is utterly engaging even if, and perhaps because, he is a bit of a mystery. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hannert's picture-book debut is an odd, though ultimately successful, combination of story and idiosyncratic artwork. Read full book review >

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IT’S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The theme encourages acceptance of oneself and others, and boosts self-esteem. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Parr (Big and Little, not reviewed, etc.) teaches an important social lesson that all children need early in their development. Read full book review >