Search Results: "John Abbot Nez"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DANCING CLOCK by Steve Metzger
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not nearly so engaging as its subject, alas. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The fabulous musical Delacorte clock in Central Park in New York City is the subject of a snow monkey's devotion, told in rhymed couplets. Read full book review >

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CROMWELL DIXON’S SKY-CYCLE  by John Nez
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Dare to dream' is the clear message here. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
This fine tribute to teenage inventors everywhere retraces the true early exploits of a handy Ohio lad who converted his bicycle into a homemade dirigible, then successfully (more or less) tested it out in the skies over Columbus. Read full book review >

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THE GRANDMA CURE by Pamela Mayer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A middling story with a gentle lesson, though a bit too sophisticated for the low end of its target audience. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Squabbling grandmothers remind sick-in-bed Becky of her kindergarten classmates. Read full book review >

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AXE FOR AN ABBOT by Elizabeth Eyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 1996

"A little breathing room is called for, but the main man is incisive and the action nonstop- -enough for a mildly engrossing romp through history."
Yet another chronicle of evil doings in olden days, and a fifth outing for quietly macho Renaissance man Sigismondo Da Rocca and his servant Benno—an appealing young man who appears dim- witted but misses nothing (Poison for the Prince, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A WORM by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"When will Fly and Spider get their own school stories? (Early reader. 5-7)"
Cronin and Bliss' droll humor come to the early-reader set courtesy of Houran and Nez. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Neither the first attempt to demythologize Joseph, nor the last word on his people, but an intriguing study of a man and a legend."
A revisionist account of Nez Perce history and one of its most controversial figures. Read full book review >

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TRAIN! by Judi Abbot
by Judi Abbot, illustrated by Judi Abbot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"While this isn't guaranteed to lessen readers' own obsessions, it sure is fun to read aloud. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A train ride is a mind-opening experience for a young train lover. Read full book review >

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JOHN BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

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JOHN HUSTON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author is perhaps a bit overly enamored with his magnificent monster of a subject (and indulges a weakness for strained puns and clumsy humor), but this biography is a serious, intelligent, highly readable reckoning with Huston's outsize legacy."
A richly flavorful biography of John Huston, great director and bona fide man's man. Read full book review >