Search Results: "Lynn Redgrave"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 1991

"Still, the dual appeal of these popular genres can't be discounted (remember Liz Takes Off), and Redgrave comes across as a likable and sympathetic figure."
Part autobiography, part pep talk, part meal plans and recipes (these last created with Weight Watchers' help), this is Georgy Girl actress and Weight Watchers spokesperson Redgraves's account of how she conquered the ``Fat Ogre'' and (by implication) how you can too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANESSA REDGRAVE by Vanessa Redgrave
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"She makes this case so convincingly that the reader is left wanting to go back and see every part she has played—more often than not brilliantly—with the new eye this book provides."
In keeping with celebrity autobiographies, Redgrave offers a tell-all memoir—except that the passions she reveals are for politics, not sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG TRUFFLE by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"A companion volume, My Cat Tuna (0-688-16874-4) uses an identical format and features an inquisitive green-eyed orange tiger cat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curly-haired, brown dog named Truffle takes a winter walk in this little book about the five senses intended for very young children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE ICE by Lynn Curlee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1998

From Curlee (Ships of the Air, 1996, etc.), a riveting history of Arctic exploration that begins, appropriately, with the Inuit, who moved into that bleak and treacherous land after the Ice Age. Read full book review >

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CHERRY PIES AND LULLABIES by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"A music sheet is included for the lullaby, as well as a family tree, an author's note on her family history, and a page depicting the generations of the homes of her relatives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-688-13392-4 From Reiser (Best Friends Think Alike, 1997, etc.), an original and attractive tribute to feminine arts and crafts, in a personal history of one family's changing traditions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLPARK by Lynn Curlee
SPORTS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The volume arrives with the new season, and readers who need encouragement to get out to the ballpark will surely find it here. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. All ages)"
Adding to an impressive and growing body of work about important places, Curlee here celebrates America's "green cathedrals," offering a fine survey of American history through the story of baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2014

"Zoological eye candy captured with a keen eye and adventurous spirit."
An impressive coffee-table book brimming with a couple's beautiful photographs of exotic wildlife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND THE NORTHERN LIGHTS by Lynn Blaikie
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Rich colors and mystical details, particularly in the several wordless spreads, give the art a metaphysical air that may draw susceptible viewers, but Blaikie's writing won't make a positive impression. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this Canadian import, a rhymed invocation to Raven accompanies stylized, crackle-finished batiks depicting faceless human figures (plus the occasional angel) in leggings and fringed overcoats dancing beneath stars or the Northern Lights with creatures of land and sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARDWORKING PUPPIES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"As an introduction to working dogs and to subtraction, this effort gets the job done. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dogs who work for their living are the theme of this offering illustrated with markers and watercolors in deep, bright shades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARTHENON by Lynn Curlee
by Lynn Curlee, illustrated by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"A bibliography at the back lends authority, but it's too bad that the author does not include brief references to his sources in the narrative itself, but rather leaves readers wondering. (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-13)"
A meticulous account of the building and subsequent ruin of one of the great monuments of the ancient world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN PUPPIES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"First-grade classroom teachers especially will welcome Reiser's perky puppies, who convey a basic addition lesson with aplomb. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A kindly mother dog adopts ten puppies from the Puppy Rescue Center in this clever math-influenced tale from Reiser (The Lost Ball / La Pelota Perdita, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >