Search Results: "LW Montgomery"


BOOK REVIEW

PROMISE OF DEPARTURE by LW Montgomery
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Engrossing prose but myopic in focus."
A man flees his failed marriage for the post-quake destruction of Haiti to repair motorcycles and find purpose. Read full book review >

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Montgomery Rabbit by Sandy Little
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"A sweet, if slight, story about a rabbit's search for raspberries that relies too heavily on moral platitudes instead of character development."
A debut children's book that features an inquisitive animal and his colorful circle of friends. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"She infuses the story with Montgomery's emotions by quoting from her writing, sourcing the quotes in the backmatter. (list of books, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
A gracefully written and prettily presented account of the author of one of the most beloved children's books of all time. Read full book review >

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SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE by Mariko Tamaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Offbeat and authentic—an uncommon treat. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
It's not easy being weird in tiny Aunty, California. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"A terrific format for an appealing subject. (index) (Biography. 9-11)"
Readers who have just discovered Anne Shirley of Green Gables and are wondering where she came from will find at least the beginnings of an answer in this fresh, frank picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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PATTON, MONTGOMERY, ROMMEL by Terry Brighton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Intelligent, insightful and perceptive."
Linked biography of three flamboyant World War II generals who often but not invariably deserved their fame. Read full book review >

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THE RAFTERS by A.C. Montgomery
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A murky world filled with unrealized narrative and thematic potential."
Set in a richly imagined realm that fuses various elements of urban fantasy and science fiction, this grand-scale fantasy adventure revolves around a young man on a quest to understand and fulfill his mysterious and potentially world-changing destiny. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS BETWEEN US by Lee Montgomery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2006

"Everyone with a terminally ill parent should read this spare account, which is damn near perfect."
The executive editor of Tin House magazine perfectly captures a middle-aged rite of passage: returning home to help a parent die. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2006

"Travel fans will enjoy Montgomery's colorful, evocative narrative, but will want to take his survey of South Seas folklore with more than a few grains of salt."
Following in the footsteps of his missionary great-grandfather, Montgomery journeys to the remote South Seas in search of pagan rituals, native magic and the story of an early martyr. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Laced with captivating color photos and capped with an array of facts and resources about bears of all sorts, this pared-down version of the adult title should be irresistible to bear lovers and budding naturalists alike. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
With characteristic verve, the author of The Tarantula Scientist(p. 182) reports on an expedition into Laos and Thailand, trailing an elusive new kind of bear—related to the indigenous Moon Bear, but with spectacular golden coloring. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Styled more as an adventure narrative than a traditional history, an enjoyable romp with Lewis, Clark, and Pike, along with an interesting introduction to the drama of Aaron Burr's failed attempt to establish himself as emperor of the Louisiana territories. (6 b&w illustrations, 6 maps)"
A good general history that portrays the Lewis and Clark expedition and the expeditions of Zebulon Pike as parts of a larger struggle to establish power in western America. Read full book review >