Search Results: "Kenneth Grahame"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"All told, an elegantly designed volume ready to take its rightful place on any child's bookshelf. (Fantasy. All ages)"
Many famous artists have interpreted the antics and adventures of Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger. Roberts takes a decidedly modern approach in this gift edition sure to appeal to another generation of readers. Read full book review >

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1992

"Not a primary purchase, but a nice supplementary interpretation. (Fiction. 6+)"
Despite the attractive large format of this pleasant complete edition of the 1908 classic, the illustrations seem bland in comparison with either the lively wit of Ernest Shepard's drawings or Rackham's elegant and endearing detail. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2012

"Despite some room for improvement, this rendition lends itself equally to shared or independent reading and is likely to become as well-thumbed as it already looks. (iPad storybook app. 9-11)"
Though this adaptation of the classic cuts down on the original's more lyrical flights of fancy in favor of a closer focus on plot, the richly sentimental tone remains in full force. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

Does The Wind in the Willows need an annotated edition? Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Seth Grahame-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"The book's grotesque joviality should be fun for those looking for it."
The latest literary experiment from the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 12, 1996

"WullschlÑger's psychoanalytic thesis about these authors is as familiar as their stories, and her mediocre discourse adds nothing to either their lives or works. (drawings and 8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
That some of children's literature's best writers were not very happy or well adjusted is a sad irony, soured further by WullschlÑger's crudely argued, unsympathetic survey of their lives and works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARTHER by Grahame Baker-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Evocative and moving. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A dream of flying is passed down from son to son. Read full book review >