Search Results: "Ken Page"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOES LIKE MISS ALICE'S by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"There's a good idea here, but it is so stripped down that readers are unlikely to find its comforting message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A new sitter charms away her young charge's anxiety in this brief, unpersuasive problem-solver from Johnson (Toning the Sweep, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOBO AND THE NEW NEIGHBOR by Gail Page
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Larger-than-life Bobo and his feline companion are the driving forces in this offbeat tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bobo may try to be a helpful pet, but he does have a weakness for mailmen—and muffins, as he shows in Page's sequel to How to Be a Good Dog (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVELY AND THE LOST by Page Morgan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"For fans only. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
The saga of a girl and the gargoyle she loves begun in The Beautiful and the Cursed (2013) continues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEAN START by Patricia Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Reality's unfortunate onset becomes—if imperfectly—a romantic paeon for a lost time and place."
Neo-boho naïfs in Montparnasse take in a glamorous stranger who turns their lives upside down—in Page's portrait of 1960s down-and-out Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A bit of clear thinking on some age-old questions about old age."
In a series of generally sage essays, historian Smith (Democracy on Trial, p. 767, etc.) forsakes public chronicles for the private kind as he describes the passage toward a destination from whose bourne no traveler is likely to return. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Stirring, if a little predictable."
A provocative salvo in the abortion wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAGIC ENCOUNTER by Page Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"As this abundantly detailed history shows, no one evades blame for the bloody past."
Rejecting an idealized version of American tribal life, a historian tells a complex story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Vampire's Rights'' without draining too much out of us."
A survey of honest-to-goodness human bloodsuckers that manages to buffer sensationalism with sympathy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

From prolific historian Smith (Killing the Spirit, 1990; Redeeming the Time, 1986, etc.): a genealogy of democracy that rejects Max Weber's ``Protestant ethic''—which equates democracy, Christianity, and capitalism—and instead places the democratic impulse squarely in the Christian communalist tradition. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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