Search Results: "Joan Paley"


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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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ONE MORE RIVER by Joan Paley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Its graphics and design are clear and joyous, and lends itself to a group reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This traditional spiritual is the basis of a new counting book with bright, happy collages of animals entering Noah's ark. 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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STAR OF THE SEA by Janet Halfmann
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2011

"This combines with the lack of scientific vocabulary to keep this from being a solid resource, but it could serve to spark further interest. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
An introduction to the ochre sea star, a Pacific coast variety. Read full book review >

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BABY SEA OTTER by Betty Tatham
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Beautiful art and solid facts for animal lovers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A fact book about otters, this is made more readable by its focus on one mother and her baby. Read full book review >

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MOON GLOWING by Elizabeth Partridge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Lovely. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A spare text describes the onset of winter as four animals of the forest make preparations. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S THAT SOUND, WOOLLY BEAR? by Philemon Sturges
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"A solid introduction to a few members of the intriguing world of insects. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
With a caterpillar in the title role and newcomer Paley's collage illustrations, this book inspires inevitable comparisons to Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read full book review >

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A GRACE PALEY READER by Grace Paley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Think of the pieces here as a series of scale models that together encapsulate Paley's generous sensibility."
Has there ever been an author like Paley? Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR LAYS AN EGG by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Although The Emperor's Egg, by Martin Jenkins (1999), covers similar territory, school and public libraries will find this title useful for elementary school science reports, and nature lovers will love the pictures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Pity the poor papa penguin as he perseveres in protecting his precious progeny. 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 >