Search Results: "Linda Lear"


BOOK REVIEW

BEATRIX POTTER by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Although Lear had access to volumes of diaries and letters, her shaping of Potter's intriguing life is rather blockheaded."
A stolid biography by environmental historian Lear (Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, 1997) that gets at the facts of Victorian Potter's life but does not bother addressing motivations and thwarted ambition. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Call this biography definitive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson from Lear (Environmental History/George Washington Univ.). Read full book review >

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SHARED YEARS by Linda Lear Shofner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2013

"An engaging tale about clashing morals and a woman gaining her independence."
A gentle debut novel about a woman choosing whom, and how, she loves. Read full book review >

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EVEN <i>THIS</i> I GET TO EXPERIENCE by Norman Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A big-hearted, richly detailed chronicle of comedy, commitment and a long life lived fully."
A TV titan on his memorable life and storied career. Read full book review >

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THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The riotous colors and patterns reflect the joy of the love story and the fun of the nonsense verse, and breathe new life into a classic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The illustrations are what make this latest edition of Edward Lear's classic poem about two unlikely lovers worth a second look. Read full book review >

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THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Edward Lear
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Delicious. (Picture book/poetry. 10+)"
A new entry in the Visions in Poetry series offers readers a sophisticated reimagining of Lear's classic children's poem without losing any of its traditional whimsy in the doing, thanks to playful line-and-watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE QUANGLE WANGLE’S HAT by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"The first separate rendition of the rhyme since Janet Stevens's 1988 edition, this makes a smile-inducing companion to Voce's version of The Owl and the Pussycat (1991). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Lear's rhymed introduction to a lonely treetop creature who gladly allows a menagerie of birds, plus such less familiar creatures as the Dong and the Pobble, to perch on his oversized hat exerts its accustomed magic: "And at night by the light of the Mulberry moon / They danced to the Flute of the Blue Baboon, / On the broad green leaves of the Crumpetty Tree, / And all were as happy as happy could be…." Read full book review >

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THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Top marks for visual exuberance; this is the first separate edition of the verses available in this country in decades. (illustrator's notes) (Picture book. 6-9)"
A lesser-known romantic lyric from the author of "The Owl and the Pussycat" is set to suitably wild photo-collage illustrations. Read full book review >

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A WAS ONCE AN APPLE PIE by Edward Lear
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

MacDonald gives Lear's 1871 collection of 26 nonsense rhymes a fresh take in this fun-filled alphabetical frolic. Read full book review >

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PELICAN CHORUS by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Lear never stales and Marcellino's luxurious productions add another fanciful dimension to such oddball entertainment. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Three fine and time-honored tales from Lear: ``The New Vestments,'' with its rollicking mob of ``beasticles, birdlings, and boys'' who make short work of the gentleman's farcical attire; ``The Owl and the Pussycat,'' in which the elegant fowl and the beautiful puss take their wedding vows under the bong tree, ministered by a turkey; and ``The Pelican Chorus,'' the bittersweet story of a young pelican who leaves family and home on the banks of the River Nile for the arms of the crane king. Read full book review >

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DAFFY DOWN DILLIES by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 1992

"An unusually felicitous introduction to this well-loved, zany humorist. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-8)"
A frequent contributor to The New Yorker selects 37 of his favorite limericks and illustrates them with witty, detailed pen drawings; O'Brien's odd characters and their calm acceptance of the ridiculous situations described in the verses are much in the spirit of Lear's own simpler, but notably adroit, sketches. Read full book review >