Search Results: "Joan Brush"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"A short but compelling work in praise of its subject."
Veteran biographer Spoto (Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, 2006, etc.) takes a fresh look at the much-analyzed Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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"An engrossing religious and historical account that would make a valuable companion to a high school history unit on Joan of Arc."
Debut YA that fictionalizes the life of Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The result of this Grammy-nominated harpist's effort to simplify a complex scientific subject is a medley of environmental tweets. (Informational picture book. 7-9) "
Pollution, energy use, and simply throwing things away have created a worldwide mess that kids can help clean up with an eight-step action plan. Read full book review >

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DRAGON BRUSH by John  Solimine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2012

"With its distinctive look, a great drawing element that's actually appropriate to the story and a moral that values cleverness over power, Bing-Wen's app is as rare and magical as the dragons he loves to paint. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
The story of a magical dragon brush that can bring painted objects to life casts its own spell. Read full book review >

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JOAN MITCHELL by Patricia Albers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2011

"A revealing portrait of a complex personality, this biography provides insight into the work of a master artist, but is perhaps too detailed to appeal to casual readers."
Independent curator Albers (Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti, 2002) presents a sizable biography of Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), a member of the New York School of Abstract Expressionist painters who changed the face of the art world in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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RED JOAN by Jennie Rooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"This spy novel reveals itself at a calm pace through the memories of a loving woman. It is elegantly written and probes the value of loyalty to a meaningful life."
A World War II spy novel that delves into the complex reasons for betrayals of both country and friends.  Read full book review >

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JOAN OF ARC by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A young female hero par excellence. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Joan of Arc's story told in the ravishing line and color of Demi's art. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2009

"At times a bit labored in its advocacy, but an eye-opener nonetheless."
A tribute to the work and lifestyle of independent loggers tallies up harsh odds against sustainable future prosperity. Read full book review >

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BRUSH OF THE GODS by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"A cheerful introduction not only to Wu Daozi, but to the power of inspiration. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The life of the classical Chinese painter Wu Daozi is imagined as a magical artistic adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Balanced, gentle, meditative: an unusual find in today's books on Japan."
Appreciative essays on Japanese aesthetics and mores, delivered with sumi-like grace and delicacy. Read full book review >

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FOLLOWING MY PAINT BRUSH by Dulari Devi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"While it will be inspirational to young readers who may be exploring their own talents, this is probably of greater interest to adult folk-art lovers. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A village girl in India follows her inclinations and becomes an artist, in spite of her upbringing in a very poor family. Read full book review >

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WASH, SCRUB, BRUSH! by Mick Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"This takes all the drudgery out of coming clean! (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's going to be a party in this hygiene-centric picture book that teaches little ones how to keep clean. Read full book review >