Search Results: "Marfé Ferguson Delano"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"The meticulous design, which features archival photographs (frequently set against reproductions of key documents) and quotations from Einstein set in a spiky display type, further acts to bring the subject intimately to life. (notes, bibliography, web sites) (Biography. 10-14)"
A necessarily brief introduction covers the main points gracefully, with the help of careful design. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"As a whole, this stands as a solid and very attractive introduction to the life of one of the most influential people of the technological age. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A brief and handsomely designed biography illuminates the high points in the life of the brilliant inventor. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

Like many others, Delano sounds the alarm—but in ways that her young audience is particularly likely to heed. Read full book review >

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TREE FROGS by Marfé Ferguson Delano
Released: March 1, 2000

"An early start for the very young naturalist. (Children's Book-of-the-Month Club selection) (Board book. 2-4)"
Bright color photographs in double-paged spreads depict tiny, hopping, emerald-colored tree-frogs, which decorate woodlands around the world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A thoughtful new insight into an iconic American life. (endnote, chronology, bibliography, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A revealing portrait of the father of our country as a slave owner. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT by Roy Jenkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Too skimpy to interest serious historians, too dull and stiff for general readers looking for a quick overview. (For the other descriptive extreme, see Conrad Black, above.)"
One of America's greatest presidents becomes a barely recognizable caricature. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Sound, sturdy, masterfully done."
A staggering work of biography and social history, documenting in exquisite detail the "astonishing life" of the four-term president and world leader. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT by Russell Freedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 22, 1990

"Still, this is a valuable achievement, easily the best biography of its subject available at this level."
The author of a splendid, Newbery Award-winning Lincoln (1987) uses a similar approach to smother monumental figure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 23, 2015

"Few general readers will choose to wade through this lengthy, scathing report, but every American should be familiar with its findings."
A government report reveals Ferguson, Missouri's failed system. Read full book review >

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ODUS AND THE LONG WAY HOME by Dare DeLano
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"Aunt Gertrude's library promises a great series to come."
Two children find themselves in the world of The Odyssey, charged with helping Odysseus get home in order to do the same for themselves. Read full book review >

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Blue's Point by Richard Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"Respectful and astute handling of serious social conflicts in a satisfying yarn."
In Ferguson's (The Thin Line Between Life and Death, 2013, etc.) thriller, a just-released convict and a journalist travel to a small Texas town where racial tension breeds contempt and violence.Read full book review >