Search Results: "Jules Archer"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"House Beautiful, Utne Reader, and 75 others. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Archer (A House Divided, 1994, etc.) offers brief biographies of four people he considers "central to the American Environmental Movement" along with succinct coverage of the history of that movement. Read full book review >

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THEY HAD A DREAM by Jules Archer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Index not seen. (Biography. 10+)"
Subtitled The Civil Rights Struggle from Frederick Douglass to Marcus Garvey to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X: engagingly written biographies of four civil rights leaders, mentioning the mistakes and weaknesses—as well as the strong moral sense, high purpose, and outstanding courage—of each. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A superb story well told. (Bibliography; index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Writing a joint biography of the two outstanding commanders of the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, is of course attractive. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1991

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The influences on American feminists—from Lysistrata to abolitionism, as well as the personal impact of parental strengths and—enhance this multiple biography. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Classifing types of ``whens'' (``When Court Decisions Trigger Violence''; ``When Americans Fear Losing Their Daily Bread''; etc.), Archer (The Incredible Sixties, 1986) takes a historical approach. Read full book review >

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BIG BAD WOLF by Dosh Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Not quite as hilarious as the other initial offering in the series, Itsy Bitsy Spider, which publishes simultaneously, but an amusing take on an old story and a fast-reading, funny choice for new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Dr. Glenda (a dog) and Nurse Percy (a rooster) deal with a familiar fairy-tale villain while on duty at the hospital in this humorous Urgency Emergency! series entry for new readers. Read full book review >

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MEANWHILE by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"Children will chortle. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Ignoring his mother's increasingly irritated summonses, and noting that a boxed ``meanwhile'' in his comic books always signals a change of scene, Raymond tries writing the word on his bedroom wall—and drops into an exciting pirate adventure. Read full book review >

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RUPERT CAN DANCE by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A happy romp for terpsichorean cat lovers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A feline and his girl become a dancing duo. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF MICRONESIA by Jules Hermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 1994

"Brief pronunciation guide; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The thousands of islands between Hawaii and the Philippines have a total land mass smaller than Rhode Island's. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN THE CEILING by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Wordy—like being buttonholed by a witty, but garrulous, raconteur—but fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In his first children's book, a noted cartoonist and playwright wisely essays what he's always done best—a satirical, somewhat jaundiced take on the contemporary human condition, exemplified here by aspiring cartoonist Jimmy Jibbett and his family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1997

"As an overview of 1968, several books, notably Stephen Spender's The Year of the Young Rebels and Todd Gitlin's The Sixties, cover the same ground, and much better."
An overblown snapshot of a tumultuous year. Read full book review >

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ALLY HUGHES HAS SEX SOMETIMES by Jules Moulin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Ultimately a romantic fantasy disguised by modern riffs, this novel is for those looking for a sexier 'Sleeping Beauty' set in the real world."
A single mother wrestles with her family responsibilities and her desire for romance in this debut novel. Read full book review >