Search Results: "Joan Dash"


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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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DASH by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking book will have readers pulling for Mitsi and Dash. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Mitsi Kashino and her family are forced to move to a Japanese internment camp following the attack on Pearl Harbor. 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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Riveting reading for students in need of inspiration, or who're overcoming disability or studying changing expectations for women. (Biography. 10-14)"
Born in 1880 in a tiny backwater in Alabama, Helen Keller lived a life familiar to many from the play and movie The Miracle Worker, as well as countless biographies. Read full book review >

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THE LONGITUDE PRIZE by Joan Dash
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 13, 2000

"Dash's title provides an in-depth look at a little known inventor and his life and times and makes good use of primary sources seldom available to students. (afterword, glossary, timeline, bibliography) (Biography. 12-14)"
John Harrison, an obscure 18th-century carpenter and clockmaker from Yorkshire, solved a problem that had plagued sailors for centuries: how to tell East-West location at sea, thereby avoiding shipwrecks and other costly disasters. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The high cost of the strike—never idealized, and bringing only partial gains—is amply demonstrated in this compelling history. (b&w photos, not seen, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
An exciting, fluidly written, levelheaded account of the shirtwaist strike against garment manufacturers in late 1909. 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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MAD DASH by Patricia Gaffney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Like its characters, risk averse."
Two bourgeois bohemians shake up their tepid marriage, achieving only stasis in Gaffney's (The Goodbye Summer, 2004, etc.) innocuous latest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"Readers will come away with a profound understanding of this great man's mind, heart, achievements and—with some help from Petricic's witty line drawings—sense of fun. (annotated bibliography, end notes) (Biography. 12+)"
Dash ably covers Franklin's life from first days to last, but what sets this apart from the plethora of similar portraits is her particular focus on his lifelong interest in science and invention. Read full book review >

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THE DASH by C.J. Duarte
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"The rambling misadventures of flat characters."
After a rough night of writer's block, a "cash supervisor" named Claire jumps off a ledge and falls into a mysterious vortex that spits her into an alternate world. Read full book review >