Search Results: "Joan Horton"


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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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"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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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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WORKING MUMMIES by Joan Horton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Sure to be a hit at Halloween, Mother's Day, during a discussion about puns and when the popular question arises, 'So what do you want to be when you grow up?' (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this ode to hardworking mummy mothers, an impressive collection of careers is introduced with deliciously icky details sure to elicit appreciative "eww's." Read full book review >

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HIPPOPOTAMUS STEW by Joan Horton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Adinolfi's mixed-media illustrations are bright and energetic, making this, if not a first choice, a good enough ingredient to fill out thin poetry collections. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Quickly, tell me, what would you do / If a hippo were stomping around in your stew." Read full book review >

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MATH ATTACK! by Joan Horton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2009

"With its tiresome repetition and lack of utility as a lesson springboard in classrooms, this is one attack to avoid. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a departure from her collections of children's poetry (Halloween Hoots and Howls, illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi, 1999, etc.), Horton's latest, while it still rhymes, tells the story of a young girl suffering from a math attack. 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 Régine Pernoud
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Intriguing not only for Joan's timeless enigma, but for an unusual methodology, which illuminates the detective work by which historians synthesize usable narratives."
A useful and innovative documentary history of the15th-century French insurrectionist. Read full book review >

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HORTON FOOTE by Wilborn Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"More reverential than critical."
Fawning biography of playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote (1916-2009). 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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JOAN CRAWFORD by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Bedroom noir."
A flat, superficial biography that obsesses over Crawford's sex life as intensely as Crawford reportedly obsessed over having sex. Read full book review >