Search Results: "Lynda Graham-Barber"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 31, 1990

In the same style as Limburg's book about Halloween words, Weird! (1989), a patchwork of historical information, legend, etymology, hearsay, and amusing facts and fancies. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1995

A grab bag of 150+ eponyms and toponyms and their origins, some loosely grouped into categories such as sports and recreation, animals, foods, clothing and fashion; others are lumped together in groups whose organizing principle is obscure (one section includes ``gadget,'' ``artesian,'' ``bungalow,'' ``lobby,'' ``attic,'' ``china,'' ``cheap,'' ``capitol,'' etc.). Read full book review >

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COOKIE'S FORTUNE by Lynda Graham-Barber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Moving in all the right ways, which include the optimism of a happy ending. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little dog lost—and found. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2004

"A missed opportunity. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
A lamentably excellent example of why children's books should never be forced into rhyme. Read full book review >

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KOKOCAT INSIDE AND OUT by Lynda Graham-Barber
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Young readers will definitely need help with the lengthy 'Keeping Your Cat Safe' afterword, but it only serves to make this an even more valuable title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Inside cat KokoCat finds the outside world dangerous and scary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite Shelden's relentless animus for Greene as a person and a writer, this propaganda campaign can neither surpass nor subvert the Greene legend. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Trying to hunt down the controversial, complex Greene (190491) as the Harry Lime of the literary racket, Shelden (Orwell, 1991, etc.) succeeds less in decoding the deceptions of Greene's life than in creating a trail of false leads. Read full book review >

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UNCLE JED'S BARBER SHOP by Margaree King Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 1993

"A fine, unusually engaging debut for Mitchell, celebrating the courage and humanity of men who could survive hard times and injustice without rancor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Great-uncle Jed, Sarah Jean's ``favorite relative,'' travels from house to house as ``the only black barber in the county.'' When he comes to cut her daddy's hair, he explains that he's saving for a shop. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >

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ELLEN AND THE BARBER by Frank O’Rourke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

"Readers will slowly but surely find themselves spellbound by these period dramas, by their tight storytelling, their strong female focus, and their forthright sex (unlike the women's magazine fiction of the day)."
Surprisingly wonderful posthumous trio of love stories by the late O'Rourke (over 60 books, including mysteries, westerns, etc.), who had a keen eye for female psychology. Read full book review >

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MOOG-MOOG, SPACE BARBER by Mark  Teague
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Elmo's haircut is an embarrassing disaster. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 14, 1973

"There is also an inductive introduction by Mr. Greene on how he now views the short story and on some of the curious circumstances in which a few of them were conceived."
Forty in all, representing a forty-year span, "a collection of escapes from the novelist's world" and combining those which appeared in May We Borrow Your Husband?, A Sense of Reality, Twenty-One Stories, as well as three which appear in book form for the first time. Read full book review >