Search Results: "Jenny Uglow"


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A GAMBLING MAN by Jenny Uglow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Occasionally slow-going, but burbles with personalities and ideas of the Restoration age."
British historian Uglow (Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick, 2007, etc.) attempts to organize the bemusing Stuart Restoration period into tidy compartments. Read full book review >

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NATURE’S ENGRAVER by Jenny Uglow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"Another triumph for England's most innovative biographer, and a marvelous treat for fans of Bewick's beguiling work."
A wonderful portrait of the man whose exquisite woodcuts of landscapes and creatures reflected the essence of British rural life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A writer who knows her subject intimately creates a fully fleshed portrait of an England that would soon vanish with the advent of the railroads."
This elegant biography of a little-known Cumbrian landowner, builder and local daughter captures the rural and industrial changes in Georgian England. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Hogarth and his century were never dull, nor is Uglow's expansive, diverting book. (200 b&w illustrations, 14 color plates, not seen)"
Striving for the lively ``composed variety'' that Hogarth said characterized his own work, this latest biography fixes the engraver and painter in his rich 18th-century milieu. Read full book review >

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IN THESE TIMES by Jenny Uglow
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A vivid portrait of citizens who gave priority to day-to-day lives but rarely forgot they were engaged in the greatest war in history."
A fascinating account of how Britons lived through a generation of war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A very welcome, highly readable contribution to intellectual history."
A lucid portrait of like-minded if very different Brits who worked, schemed, and conversed the Industrial Revolution into motion. 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 >

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TRACKED by Jenny Martin
Released: May 5, 2015

"Genre fans will find that the strong action helps to compensate for flaws. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
A rebellious street urchin is coerced into driving a race car for an oppressive corporation that rules her planet. Read full book review >

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AND WE STAY by Jenny Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As graceful as a feather drifting down, this lyrical story delivers a deep journey of healing on a tragic theme. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A strong, gentle, smart and powerful book about suicide's aftermath. Read full book review >