Search Results: "Josephine Tey"


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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

The Ghost, Josephine by Brad  Rau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2015

"Tightly paced, controlled, and written with a sure grasp of character and voice, Rau's novel is a formidable debut."
Grief and loss haunt a laborer from a small town in Maine in Rau's well-written debut. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"In any consideration of noteworthy lives, Baker stands tall and sparkles as a determined, brave and singular woman of color. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
The African-American singer and dancer was idolized in France because of her extraordinary talent as a stage performer and scorned in the United States because of her color. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE by Jackie French
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An entertaining read-aloud that shows off an appealing tutu-clad kangaroo leaping across perfectly pink pages as if she were captured in a series of camera clicks. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The oft-told story of the stage-struck youngster who saves the show when the star is injured returns in this variation that features a ballet-dancing kangaroo named Josephine. Read full book review >

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I AM JOSEPHINE by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A charmingly simple way to help children see how they fit into the world around them. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Exuberant Josephine catalogs her place in the world, painting each example on an easel. Read full book review >