Search Results: "Kenneth Addison"


BOOK REVIEW

WE by Alice Schertle
by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Kenneth Addison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"The cautionary thread running through this may be too subtle for most children to catch, but it could spark discussions about where we've been and where we're going. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
Schertle gives her panoramic, free-verse view of the human story an ominous tone by placing it all in the past tense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENNETH CLARK by James Stourton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A sparkling, thoroughly entertaining portrait of a brilliant popularizer who brought art to the masses."
The man who wanted to civilize us all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENNETH GRAHAME’S THE RELUCTANT DRAGON by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"The story's theme of finding alternatives to violence always merits revisiting, but the original, however wordy it may seem by current standards, still makes a far richer reading experience. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Widely spaced lines of elegant type evoke the witty tone of Grahame's classic, unlike either this stripped-down version of the text, or the accompanying small, childlike watercolors. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF KENNETH TYNAN by Kenneth Tynan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A candid and revealing snapshot of mid-20th-century cultural life, seen through eccentric but shrewdly perceptive eyes."
The British critic's personal jottings from the 1970s chronicle a glamorous life with characteristic wit, underpinned by melancholy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Accessible, well-written approach to both Galbraith's life and the larger issues to which he has so effectively devoted his thought: an exemplary intellectual biography."
A fittingly oversized life of the eminent economist, philosopher, writer, and diplomat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Now, writing with Miller, he shares the secrets of his inspirations and creations. (Abrams; $35.00; Oct.; 160 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3579-1; color and b&w photos)"
If you're just a little bored with Tiffany's (a girl can use only so many tasteful diamonds, after all), here's a change: Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It, the fabulous faker's tribute to himself and his 30-years-plus as a creator of wildly imaginative costume jewelry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE by Adele Griffin
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An interesting but ultimately unsatisfying experiment in form. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Why did an 18-year-old artist fall from an overpass in New York City in the middle of the night? Read full book review >

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ADDISON COOKE AND THE TREASURE OF THE INCAS by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This book is the first in a series; here's hoping future entries have better-authenticated backbones. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Addison Cooke must find two missing keys that will lead to an ancient Incan treasure if he is to save his archaeologist relatives from an evil kidnapper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A tour de force. (12 pages b&w photos)"
A masterly chronicle of Churchill as a domestic figure rather than as the bulldog wartime leader, and one of the most subtle portraits of him as a politician. Read full book review >

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THE TEARS OF DARK WATER by Corban Addison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fast-paced thriller that puts its humanitarian moral at the forefront."
When six characters have their lives changed forever by an act of piracy, they must decide who is to blame—and what can be forgiven. Read full book review >