Search Results: "John Butler"


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THE BUTLER by Wil Haygood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"Poignant and powerful."
A distinguished Washington Post journalist's account of the black White House butler who bore witness to eight presidential administrations. 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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PI-SHU by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

It's difficult to resist the universal appeal of pandas, and this slight tale of a young one and his mother is no exception. Read full book review >

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TEN IN THE DEN by John Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A familiar song made into an enchanting tale of friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This adorable offering remakes the traditional counting song, but with a new twist on the ending. Read full book review >

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HUSH, LITTLE ONES by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Butler intensifies the coziness of it all even further by giving every joey, colt, chick, cub, and pup a subtle smile; children will be smiling too as they drift off to dreamland on the wings of this sonorous beddy-bye rhyme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Never has the power of suggestion been more irresistible, as Butler (Whose Baby Am I?, 2001, etc.) offers a series of drowsy animal parents and their young nestling down together for the night. Read full book review >

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EVEN THE BUTLER WAS POOR by Ron Goulart
Released: Dec. 7, 1990

A short, fast, breezy, comic caper in which H.J. (Helen Jeanne) Mavity arrives at the mall to be paid back $5000 by her former boyfriend, Rick Dell, and instead receives a dying message from his almost lifeless lips: "Ninety nine clop clop." Read full book review >

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BEDTIME IN THE JUNGLE by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Easily fitting the original tune, this is sure to send many little ones off to dreamland. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Following the format of the familiar "Over in the Meadow," this gently illustrated book is a calmer version of those that have recently been published. Read full book review >

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WHOSE BABY AM I? by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ideal for the smallest explorer, Butler's book of cuddlesome creatures is enchanting. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Simple text introduces young children to an array of animal babies. Read full book review >

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The President's Butler by Laurence Leamer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2016

"A fictional dramatization of America's current presidential race, skillfully rendered."
A butler recounts his service to an egomaniacal businessman who runs for president. Read full book review >

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IF YOU SEE A KITTEN by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Perfect for preschoolers and younger, Butler's tale easily lends itself to group read aloud settings, with each successive reading sure to become more riotous as the children become familiar with their responses. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Butler (Hush, Little Ones, 2002, etc.) leads young readers on an alliterative tour of creatures. Read full book review >

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OCTAVIA E. BUTLER by Gerry Canavan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Scholarship for science-fiction scholars."
A deep reading of the work of the late science-fiction master. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2013

"A butler's fictionalized account of the unhappiness in a Hamptons household and the true heart of the mansion—the staff."
In Williams' novel, a butler recounts the jealousy, drama and poisoning in the home of his Hamptons employer. Read full book review >