Search Results: "London Ladd"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE FREEDOM TREE by Susan VanHecke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A valuable addition to the expanding canon of books on slaves escaping to freedom. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In 1861, three slaves escape from Confederate Virginia and find freedom. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK'S JOURNEY by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fittingly inspirational tribute to a most praiseworthy man. (author's note, illustrator's note, important dates, selected research sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Brilliantly crafted words, both written and spoken, defined Frederick Douglass' dedication to the abolition of slavery and achievement of dignity for all peoples. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR PUMPSIE by Barry Wittenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A grand slam. (author's note, sources) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Bernard is a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox, but the young black boy wonders when they will field a player who looks like him. Read full book review >

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LEND A HAND by John Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"At once familiar and slightly out of the box, these giving scenes gently suggest that even the smallest acts can inspire and achieve great ends. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Frank and Ladd join forces to present common opportunities for children to help others. Read full book review >

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LONDON by Peter Ackroyd
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

"Somewhat rarefied, but a splendid tribute to the great metropolis."
An impressionistic history of England's capital city, by British novelist/biographer Ackroyd (The Plato Papers, 2000, etc.), who knows his subject well and writes about it with considerable passion. Read full book review >

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LONDON by Francis Sheppard
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Scholarly and meticulously researched, Sheppard's excursion through London history has the engaging quality of a walking tour given by a guide with an infectious love of his subject."
By freelancer Sheppard, a leading London historian, a fascinating narrative of that city'as growth from a Roman provincial encampment to a modem world metropolis, From its beginnings in 53 a.d., London was an important provincial center, and it became the focus of the revolt of Boudicaa, the Celtic queen who led a sanguinary uprising against the Romans in 60 a.d. and burned the fledgling city to the ground. Read full book review >

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LONDON by Edward Rutherfurd
Released: June 1, 1997

"Still, this is a vigorous, colorful narrative, a pleasant if unsurprising entertainment."
Rutherfurd, having celebrated at some length the growth of an English cathedral town (Sarum, 1987) and the turbulent history of Russia (Russka, 1991), offers a massive survey in fictional form of London's long history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This is an essential addition to family, church, school and public-library collections. (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
Farris, the sister of Martin Luther King Jr., offers her own singular perspective on the historic March on Washington and her brother's memorable "I Have a Dream" speech. Read full book review >

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LONDON by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 2004

"Not rah-rah enough for the tourist trade, and too sketchy for the armchair traveler."
British biographer and novelist Wilson (The Victorians, 2003, etc.) briskly recaps London's evolution from Roman outpost to multicultural metropolis. Read full book review >

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LONDON by John Russell
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Russell for the most part offers the armchair traveler and the inquiring mind alike five-star service. (183 illustrations, 86 in color) (Book-of-the-Month Club dividend selection)"
An elegantly idiosyncratic, leisurely and—at its most successful—revealing stroll through London's highways and byways that transcends the coffee-table genre. Read full book review >

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LONDON CALLING by James Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Journalist/TV producer Craig lards his familiar tale of revenge served cold with enough expository detail for a primer on politics and enough personal background about his hero to insure that his debut mystery won't be his last."
A series of grisly murders spells trouble for the orderly transfer of power in a pivotal British General Election. Read full book review >

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LONDON CALLING by Edward Bloor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"The history and ethics are fascinating but are treated to a shallow ending, and though the characters are compelling, the dropped threads will make readers tune out. (Fiction. 9-13)"
John hates All Souls Preparatory School, where he's tormented by Hank Lowery, great-grandson of General "Hollerin' Hank" Lowery, a WWII hero. Read full book review >