Search Results: "Ken Foster"


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THE KGB BAR READER by Ken Foster
Released: Sept. 9, 1998

"A round from one of New York's newest literary lions' dens."
Short stories and essays, original publications, reprints; and selections from the KGB reading series itself all belly up to the literary bar in this anthology. Read full book review >

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WHALE PORT by Mark Foster
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

The story of the fictional New England town of Tuckanucket from 1683 to the present entwines story threads of whaling and the growth of the new nation. Read full book review >

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JANE FOSTER'S 123 by Jane Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A fetching and effective introduction to the world of numbers. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)"
A simple and stylish counting book. Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAYS OF FREEDOM by Genevieve Foster
Released: June 1, 1952

Teachers, parents, and children who have enjoyed and profited from this author's three world biographies of Lincoln, Washington, and Augustus Caesar will be predisposed toward this book, but they should be forewarned that this does not have the same type of horizontal construction that won the other books so many followers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"From the joint talents of the authors (a librarian and a novelist) comes a winsome biography that takes its subject more seriously than itself. (26 b&w photos, not seen)"
The authors' affection for their subject is warmly communicated in this biography of David-Neel (1868—1969), the French Tibetophile who was the first European woman to explore the once forbidden (to foreigners) city of Lhasa. Read full book review >

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JANE FOSTER'S BROWN BEAR COLOR BOOK by Jane Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Colorful Brown Bear is a lovely addition to a handsome series, but give Stripy Tiger a pass. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Readers explore a rainbow of colors as they search for the titular bear. Read full book review >

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JANE FOSTER'S COLORS by Jane Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Lovely, modern, age-appropriate design makes this and its companions excellent choices for sharing with babies and toddlers. (Board book. 0-2)"
This sturdy, fresh, and simple board book, along with two simultaneously publishing companions, builds on Foster's earlier success (Jane Foster's 1 2 3, 2015). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A dull account of a largely forgotten American icon."
One of the first media superstars receives an uninspiring biography. Read full book review >

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BUBBLE by Stewart Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Joe's room may be small, but his optimistic voice and a cast of supportive characters suggest that his world does not end there. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A white, orphaned British boy whose rare disease confines him to a hospital room dreams of escaping. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"This is the Pollexfen account of Yeats's life: dense with facts, skeptically commonsensical, but a bit obtuse in spirit. (32 pages photos, not seen)"
Instead of offering another biographic gloss of Yeats's poetry, historian Foster (Irish History/Oxford; Paddy and Mr. Punch, 1994, etc.) concentrates on the young poet's many personae: journalist, revolutionary, playwright, political figure, and occult experimenter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2002

"The tenacity and availability of life, amply admired and admirably evoked."
From newcomer Foster, a keen and wholly lovely catalogue of seasons growing spuds in the midst of swells. Read full book review >