Search Results: "Jenny Bowers"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PEAR TREE by Rachel Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"While not particularly accurate (if only pear trees really grew this fast), this is a lovely poetic encounter in both word and image. (Board book. 2-5)"
An artful exploration of the seasons. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fascinating twin narrative, though not quite the story the title suggests. (bibliography, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In 1946, The Adventures of Superman radio show took on the Ku Klux Klan in an effort to teach young listeners lessons about tolerance and standing up to bigotry. Read full book review >

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LOOSE ENDS by Neal Bowers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2001

"A disappointment."
A rather underimagined seriocomic novel, the first by the Iowa author of the well-received nonfiction Words for the Taking: The Hunt for a Plagiarist (1997). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1994

"Despite such limitations, Civil War buffs north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line will still find enough in this book not to be entirely disappointed."
A flawed chronicle of the two 1863 Tennessee battles in the Civil War that fell on the heels of Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Read full book review >

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NO FORWARDING ADDRESS by Elisabeth Bowers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Best for the exquisitely delineated scenes between Meg and her college-age son, in the throes of his first love affair, and her career-minded daughter, a new convert to feminism."
When Vicky Fischer hires Vancouver p.i. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Compelling and enlightening nonetheless. (index & credits, not seen) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
The year 1956 saw the creation of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, a special agency charged with preserving the right of the state to govern itself without interference from the federal government or private pressure groups. Read full book review >

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WORDS FOR THE TAKING by Neal Bowers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Partly a page-turning detective story, partly a modern defense of poetry, Bowers's brief book does poetic justice to a literary crime."
Bowers's enthralling manhunt for a pseudonymous poem-thief is a multifaceted investigation into art and originality. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE A CRAB! by Jenny Whitehead
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Certainly not new fare, but any opportunity to help children understand emotions is never a misstep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A marine-themed look at all kinds of moods. Read full book review >

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WHEN IT IS NIGHT, WHEN IT IS DAY by Jenny Tyers
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"The choice of backgrounds and colors evokes many places and moods, leading fans of the artwork to hope for some future, fully developed story from Tyers rather than the portrait gallery in this book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In her first book, a talented Tasmanian printmaker creates a series of elegantly composed and richly colored etchings of nocturnal and diurnal creatures to illustrate the alternating cycles of activity and rest that occur in a 24-hour period. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Jenny Stow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1992

"A handsome new setting for an old favorite. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-7)"
The traditional cumulative chant is set in the Caribbean by a new illustrator who's lived in Antigua. Read full book review >

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FOLLOWING THE SUN by Jenny Stow
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 12, 1997

"Furthering the appeal of the book is the personality demonstrated in the postures and expressions of the animals. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Stow, in counting-book form, depicts a notably peaceable kingdom, African animals in a gathering parade that follows the sun's course through the day. Read full book review >