Search Results: "Jonathan Dimbleby"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC by Jonathan Dimbleby
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"Recent historians such as Clay Blair emphasize that the Allied supply line was never seriously in jeopardy, but Dimbleby sticks to the traditional cliffhanger version, delivering a gripping history overflowing with anecdotes and enough calamity, misery, explosions, and individual valor for a Hollywood disaster epic."
A fine account of the brutal sea campaign against Nazi Germany, from writer and broadcaster Dimbleby (Destiny in the Desert: The Road to El Alamein, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A great one-volume interpretation, the equal of Rick Atkinson's recent version and almost equivalent to much longer, older accounts by Barrie Pitt and Alan Moorehead."
"Before Alamein we never had a victory; after Alamein we never had a defeat": one of many memorable Churchill-isms that do not survive the acute eye of writer and filmmaker Dimbleby in this fine account of Britain's 1940-1942 North African campaign. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"For American readers, a peek at British life upstairs as it really was."
A gossipy take on the glossy but star-crossed lives of two well-connected women who inspired writers and painters but were often lonely and unfulfilled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIG by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sweet book that needs a little more oomph to make it a big hit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little one tries to imagine himself big in this picture-book treatment of sibling dynamics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT NIGHT by Jonathan Bean
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Quietly lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Small in both size and concept, this sweet, gentle story is perfectly constructed and balanced. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING! by Jonathan Langley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And his warm-hearted illustrations make the whole episode a spoonful of sweet medicine. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pair of feverish imaginations work their respective owners into swivets in this gently amusing story of crossed signals. Read full book review >

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A FOR ANTARCTICA by Jonathan Chester
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 1995

"Recommended only for those in need of pictorial material on this region. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A pastiche of full-color photographs, some quite wonderful, that do not make a coherent alphabetical listing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARM by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A cheery, interactive offering that serves tots well by bringing a selection of interesting sensations right to their eager little fingertips. (Board book. 1-3)"
This rhyming, tactile title introduces little ones to life on a farm. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Raise the roof for this picture book. It's something special. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bean sets aside the urban setting of his Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, At Night (2007), in this homage to his back-to-the-land parents, who built his childhood home in the 1970s. Read full book review >

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DON'T COPY ME! by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Young children acquainted with the pleasure of conspiring to annoy an older child and those who've suffered the indignity of being made fun of will enjoy seeing just who outsmarts whom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here's Little Puffin, minding his own business and enjoying a walk when a trio of impish gull chicks turn up and start mimicking his every move. Read full book review >

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“I’M NOT SANTA!” by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Allen's simple but effective illustrations, with their heavily outlined characters, are a perfect match to his simple but effective story, and he has toddler sensibilities down to a T. Carry on, Baby Owl, and tell us what else you're not. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Allen continues his amusing series about the ridiculously cute Baby Owl who in previous outings has declared himself "not cute!" and "not scared!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is silly slapstick for the ears, assured by its engineering to be popular. (Pop-up. 4-8)"
This variation on the Sleeping Beauty story uses sound and motion to good effect—such good effect, in fact, that it may be too raucous for quieter institutional settings. Read full book review >