Search Results: "Joe Brewster"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A practical and impassioned parenting guide."
With the assistance of Beard (Health First!: The Black Woman's Wellness Guide, 2012, etc.), independent filmmakers Brewster and Stephenson examine concrete ways black parents can enhance their sons' potential for success in a world prejudiced against black males. Read full book review >

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RABBIT INN by Patience Brewster
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"The text's amiable spirit of cooperation and anticipation is beautifully extended in the illustrations; these rabbits, with their expressive, elongated ears, are captivating, while every detail of their domestic arrangements contributes to the theme of welcome and nurture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pandora Lapinandro begins a monumental list of tasks that must be done before the arrival of mysterious, important guests. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A sturdy, instructive, well-written book."
What a difference half a year makes—in this instance, in transforming Abraham Lincoln's conduct of the Civil War into a war not just to preserve the Union, but to free the enslaved as well. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2012

"Though overly concerned with the minutia of Edwardian society, Brewster delivers a welcome, interesting addition to Titanic-related literature."
In time for the centennial commemoration of the sinking of the Titanic, a close look at the lives of the ship's most privileged passengers. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA'S ALBUM by Hugh Brewster
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Although an epilogue discussing an impostor's claiming to be Anastasia detracts from the focus, this is a story of a close, happy family that does not foretell their violent end. (full-color and b&w photos, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7+)"
The execution of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family in 1918 has long been shrouded in mystery: ``For more than eighty years, the diaries, letters, and photo albums of the tsar's family were kept a secret.'' Now they are displayed in the State Archives in Moscow. Read full book review >

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BEAR'S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE by Elizabeth Winthrop
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"A warm story with endearing characters, nicely extended in the sympathetic illustrations in holiday colors. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In Bear and Mrs. Duck (1988), the appealingly childlike toy reluctantly made friends with a new babysitter; by now, Mrs. Duck is an old friend. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Nate Silver numbers and James Thurber wit turn what should be a harebrained adventure into a pretty damn endearing one."
Two former Harvard Lampoon writers attempt a road trip of epic logistical proportions: 30 baseball games in 30 stadiums in 30 days. Read full book review >

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ECHO by Alicia Wright Brewster
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2013

"This world has depth, mirroring the memorable characters who populate it. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Proving character-driven science fiction is not an oxymoron, Ashara Vinn pulls readers into her world on page one and never lets go. Read full book review >

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THE FANNIE FARMER JUNIOR COOKBOOK, Rev. ed. by Joan Scobey
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Index. (Cookbook. 10+)"
This third edition of a title last revised in 1957 reflects changes in nutritional attitudes and technology (microwaves, food processors) and includes dictionary-style chapters on basic ingredients and techniques, lists of equipment and utensils, safety, and menu planning. Read full book review >

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PEEWEE AND PLUSH by Johanna Hurwitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"It's one of friendship, love, and working together that will warm all but the most jaded of hearts. (Fiction. 8-11)"
PeeWee, the intrepid guinea pig, is back and now he has a mate. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"While global events are included only in terms of their impact on Americans, this portfolio of the century is right for leafing through or for total immersion. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Just in time for the millennium comes this adaptation of Jennings and Brewster's The Century (1998). Read full book review >

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YOO HOO, MOON! by Mary Blocksma
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"The text is on a pleasing blue ground, carrying out the nighttime theme and providing a soothing frame for Brewster's comical watercolors of a pillow-soft world and cuddly-looking creatures, glowing with rich, dark tones. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
On ``Level 1'' of the ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' series, an appealing story about a little bear whose animal friends cheerfully awake to help summon the moon she says she needs before she can go to sleep. Read full book review >