Search Results: "Kimberly Newton Fusco"


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BEHOLDING BEE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Not quite a flawless gem, but there are plenty of moments that sparkle. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Ever since her parents died, young Bee has had two protectors: Pauline, who runs the hot dog cart with her in Ellis' traveling show, and the old lady in the flappy hat, invisible to all but Bee. Read full book review >

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CHASING AUGUSTUS by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"God's bones! Magnificent. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Could Rosie's life be much worse? Read full book review >

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THE WONDER OF CHARLIE ANNE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Good humor, kindness and courage triumph in this warm, richly nuanced novel that cheers the heart like a song sweetly sung. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Charlie Anne makes use of her "most terrible mad look" with some frequency, but she's most furious about her papa's heading north from Massachusetts to build roads for Roosevelt's New Deal, abandoning family and farm to the joyless clutches of her late mother's cousin Mirabel. Read full book review >

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TENDING TO GRACE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2004

"Her struggles and emotions draw the reader into this quiet story that reaches a sad but hopeful conclusion. (Fiction. 12+)"
Narrator Cornelia, 14, makes a new life with her great-aunt when her mother heads for Las Vegas with "the boyfriend." Read full book review >

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NEWTON by Patricia Fara
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Nothing seems beyond Fara's grasp in her scholarly examination of apples and alchemy, physics and fame, public relations and reputation. (41 illustrations)"
Fascinating if sometimes dense study describing how Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) came to be regarded as the world's first scientific genius. Read full book review >

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NEWTON by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2008

"A slim but solid introduction, akin to James Gleick's Isaac Newton (2003)."
Compact biography of the great English scientist, the third in Ackroyd's Brief Lives series (Chaucer, 2005; J.M.W. Turner, 2006). Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by James Gleick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2003

"Engaging, concise biography of a monumental visionary and eccentric whose life was as remarkable as the universe he struggled to understand. (16 b&w illustrations)"
Science author and journalist Gleick (Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything, 1999, etc.) traces with equal measures of irony and sympathy the life of an Enlightenment icon as notable for misery, backbiting, paranoia, deceit, and greed as brilliance. Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

"A bibliography, web site and index round out the volume; the lack of detail on the use of sources is regrettable in an otherwise solid offering for middle-grade students. (Biography. 10-14)"
Hot on the heels of the well-received Leonardo da Vinci (2005) comes another agreeably chatty entry in the Giants of Science series. Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by Gale E. Christianson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Dirty politics via committee? Newton truly was a modern. Though light on equations and proofs, Christianson offers a revealing portrait of a man who helped revolutionize science."
Slender but detailed life of the famed scientist and inventor. Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by Michael White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"White effectively sets the details of Newton's career against the larger canvas of the history of ideas, and this may be the first clear exposition of the full complexity of this brilliant and enigmatic figure."
The title gives the slant of this impressive new biography, which emphasizes Newton's intellectual debt to his predecessors. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF ISAAC NEWTON by Richard S. Westfall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"An altogether admirable job of scholarship, whose weightiness is balanced by the surfacing, from time to time, of Westfall's dry humor. (Six halftones; nine line drawings.)"
A condensed version of Westfall's 1981 biography of Newton, Never at Rest (priced at $100 and not reviewed), that nevertheless displays a high level of scholarship and detail. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2009

"Swift, agile treatment of a little known but highly entertaining episode in a legendary life."
The story of how the author of Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, who was also an official of the Royal Mint, pursued with Javertian intensity London's most brazen passer of bad coins. Read full book review >