Search Results: "Joyce Tyldesley"


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NEFERTITI by Joyce Tyldesley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"A thoughtful and well-researched re-creation of an extraordinary ancient personality. (16 pages b&w photos, 38 figures, 2 maps)"
In Hatchepsut (1996), Tyldesley (Archaeology/Liverpool Univ., England) brought to life an obscure female ruler of ancient Egypt's 18th Dynasty. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Tyldesley works closely from surviving texts and fragmentary monuments to recreate vividly an outstanding woman of the ancient past."
An absorbing scholarly biography, based on a meticulous review of the archaeological record, of a remarkable woman who ruled as pharaoh for 20 years in Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty (c. 1490 b.c.). Read full book review >

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TUTANKHAMEN by Joyce Tyldesley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"Tyldesley does an admirable detective job of reconstructing the boy king's narrative. Proves that there is no end to the fascination, and speculation, around this subject."
A catch-all study by a British Egyptologist of the most famous boy king of the 18th Dynasty. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A satisfying blend of historical fact and strong, informed opinion about one of history's most captivating figures."
A new biography of the Macedonian ruler attempts to debunk many myths surrounding her legacy. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD WOMEN OF CHINA by Xinran Xue
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"An important document that records with intelligent sympathy lives warped or destroyed by political revolutions."
A former Chinese radio-show host now living in England delivers a somber, graphically detailed report on the lives of women in contemporary China. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-BOO ZOO by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"There's a reason peekaboo is such an enduring game, and this printed riff should see plenty of use. (Board book. 9-18 mos.)"
All sorts of animals join in a game of peekaboo. Read full book review >

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FROG & FRIENDS by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"An engaging riddle book with standout illustrations, especially the final foldout, which is filled with merry creatures being regarded by a cheerful sun and a content, pigtailed little girl. (Board book. 1-4)"
This appealing offering presents a series of clues to a riddle with the answer revealed on a final, fold-out page. Read full book review >

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SHAPE SHIFT by Joyce Hesselberth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Most shape books ask readers to find shapes in the everyday world; Hesselberth does the opposite and sparks children's imaginations. (Concept book. 2-6)"
Hesselberth's is an unusual sort of shape concept book, encouraging readers to create pictures from simple shapes. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE MY MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A sweet and smart introduction to the Christmas holiday. (Board book. 1-2)"
The spirit of Christmas is found within. Read full book review >

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THE CLOUD CHAMBER by Joyce Maynard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2005

"Readers drawn to quiet, complex character stories will appreciate this emotionally true offering. (Fiction. 13-17)"
The school bus drops Nate off one afternoon, and everything has changed: Police cruisers are perched round his house, and an officer is leading Nate's father into an ambulance. Read full book review >

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CARRYING MASON by Joyce Magnin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A quiet coming-of-age tale with heart offers a fresh look at mentally disabled adults. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Initially, all 13-year-old Luna asks is that she be allowed to be a pall bearer for her best friend, Mason. Read full book review >