Search Results: "Lewis Buzbee"


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BRIDGE OF TIME by Lewis Buzbee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"An adventurous, fast-paced field trip to the past with a memorable travel guide. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Best friends living in contemporary San Francisco find themselves "unstuck," landing in 1864 with the future Mark Twain as their flamboyant companion in this original time-travel tale. Read full book review >

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THE YELLOW-LIGHTED BOOKSHOP by Lewis Buzbee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"A leisurely stroll with a knowledgeable but unpretentious companion through some very interesting aisles."
A proud and unrepentant biblio-addict explains how he got that way—and how books and bookstores have evolved, as well. Read full book review >

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LEWIS by A. Barsell Carlyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2009

"An enjoyable beach read for men, but suspense lags until the final pages."
A debut novel of men's fiction/suspense. Read full book review >

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BLACKBOARD by Lewis Buzbee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Both personal and historical, this is a welcome book on the importance of education for all."
Elevating the thinking around school improvements, from the nuts-and-bolts ideas to a broader view. Read full book review >

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STEINBECK’S GHOST by Lewis Buzbee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Magical realism with Steinbeck's ghost and a discerning young hero. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An avid reader, 13-year-old Travis becomes involved in local efforts to save the Salinas, Calif., public library from closing and discovers there's a fine line between reality and fiction—especially in the town John Steinbeck immortalized. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS by Lewis Buzbee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"The sights, sounds and stenches of 19th-century London are palpable even without the moody black-and-white illustrations. (note on 'Children and Charles Dickens') (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
Twelve-year-old Meg Pickel hasn't slept a single night in the six months since her 15-year-old brother Orion mysteriously disappeared. Read full book review >

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C.S. LEWIS by Michael White
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A readable, balanced portrait of a great humanist."
Prolific English biographer White (Leonardo, 2000, etc.) delineates in lively fashion the less than saintly life of the Christian apologist, children's author, Luddite, and fuddy-duddy Oxford don. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 1997

"A charming if terse summary of the journey; readers wanting a detailed history should look elsewhere. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Duncan's second book on the Lewis and Clark expedition (Out West, 1987) is the companion volume to the newest documentary by Burns, scheduled to air on public television stations in early November. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 1995

"Cohen sees Dodgson finally as a talented, upright, melancholy figure, but does not fully integrate Carroll into this protean man. (135 illustrations, not seen)"
Cohen, the editor of Carroll's herculean correspondence, succeeds with the man's Victorian character—both the academic and the eccentric elements—but misses the point of Carroll's pointless nonsense. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Latimer, a self-taught draftsman, drew up Bell's patent application for the telephone (delivered to the Patent Office only hours before a rival claim) and went on to frame many of Edison's patents, help him improve the light bulb, and supervise the installation of electrical systems in several cities. Read full book review >

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LEWIS & CLARK by Nick Bertozzi
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Slated to be the first in a series on explorers, this expedition ends with high hopes for subsequent volumes. (selected bibliography) (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
With masterful command, Bertozzi offers an innovative take on Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's epic journey in this oversized graphic offering. Read full book review >