Search Results: "Josephine Poole"


BOOK REVIEW

JOSEPHINE by Jean-Claude Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"No whitewash but sympathetic and gripping indeed. (Photos—32 pp.—not seen)"
Latest and perhaps best of several recent bios of Josephine Baker (e.g., Phyllis Rose's Jazz Cleopatra, 1989)—this one by the performer's semiadopted/fully discarded son (owner of a Manhattan restaurant named Chez Josephine) and Chase (The Great American Waistline, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE by Patricia Hruby Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"An extraordinary dancer and woman is here celebrated with style and empathy. (author's note, artist's note, further reading, quotation sources) (Poetry/biography. 6-12)"
A life devoted to self-expression through dance and racial harmony is celebrated in this lavish, lengthy picture book. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Moreover, her scholarly insights combine superbly with a mastery of period manners more often found in the best historical fiction. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An intimate, richly detailed, and candid portrait of the dramatic life and times of Napoleon's wife, Empress Josephine. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Josephine Poole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"But her story was just beginning.' (chronology, author's note, Web site) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Poole introduces Anne Frank, one of the most recognizable figures of Holocaust history, to younger audiences in this picture-book biography written in succinct and candid language. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE by Josephine Poole
adapted by Josephine Poole, illustrated by Angela Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Especially intriguing as a contrast to Nancy Ekholm Burkert's illustrations (Caldecott Honor, 1973), which are as elegant but much lighter in mood. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
A graceful, somewhat extended version of the original Grimm, with a gentler ending: instead of being forced to dance to her death in red-hot shoes, the wicked stepmother dies of ``her own poison'' in the form of a rose she intends for the happy bride. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The subject may capture readers, but it won't hold them. (chronology, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10+)"
A muddled novel about two great and passionate figures. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE BAKER by Alan Schroeder
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 29, 1991

"Useful for assignments, but not as memorable as his earlier book. (Biography. 10+)"
A workmanlike entry in the ``Black Americans of Achievement'' series. Read full book review >

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THE TIDAL POOLE by Karen Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"The result: an anachronistic romp guaranteed both to titillate and to annoy. (Author tour)"
Once crowned in 1559, Elizabeth I expects the love and loyalty of her subjects to flow gently into her larger life; but the sleuthing, swashbuckling queen (The Poyson Garden, p. 26) gets no respite from a raging tide of intrigue and betrayal. Read full book review >

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BECOMING JOSEPHINE by Heather Webb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"A worthy fictional primer on Empress Josephine."
Webb adds new frisson to the often fictionalized travails of an unlikely empress. Read full book review >

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DAISY AND JOSEPHINE by Melissa Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A canine penchant for French couture adds unexpected verve to this otherwise fairly ordinary tale of a lonely girl. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Daisy's new puppy may refuse to play fetch, chase or catch, but she's a fashionista who soon wins Daisy's heart. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON AND JOSEPHINE by Evangeline Bruce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"Bruce's parallel biography is an intricate and intimate profile that reveals a charismatic Napoleon obsessed with glory and the all-too-human Josephine desperate for love."
In her first book, historian Bruce reconstructs the lives, courtship and marriage of Napoleon and Josephine with a wealth of details. Read full book review >