Search Results: "Mark English"


BOOK REVIEW

DON'T GO NEAR THAT RABBIT, FRANK! by Pam Conrad
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"Interspersed among every short episode are full-color pictures, more dark and dreamlike than real, with the feeling of faded wallpaper, adding mood if not mystery. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A homespun story from Conrad (This Mess, p. 400, etc.), billed as a retelling of a campfire favorite. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2007

"Much fun here, as chords, riffs and upbeats turn some mighty egos into a barrel of monkeys."
When you think, “I've heard that somewhere before,” it could well be, as demonstrated in English's exploration of borrowed music. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"Engrossing history of a city with the enduring power to fascinate."
Timbuktu has generated myths that persist into the 21st century. Read full book review >

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ROYAL KEMETIC EMPIRE by Travis English
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An often rousing account of ancient Egyptian politics, despite some moments of unspectacular writing."
A historical novel set in 3,500 B.C. that chronicles a seemingly inevitable war between Upper and Lower Egypt. Read full book review >

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FRANCIE by Karen English
Released: Oct. 13, 1999

"This inexplicable ending mars an otherwise compelling story about the sheer exhaustion, fear, and frustration suffered by many poor African-Americans in the rural south. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In pre-Civil Rights rural Alabama, Francie goes to school and works, helping her mother as a maid for white families in town. Read full book review >

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POPOLOGY by Timothy English
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"An enlightening, accessible book that will appeal to academics and casual music fans as well as history and pop-culture trivia buffs."
Chronologies of the lives of four historical figures from the 1960s as seen through the lens of popular music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2006

"A well-conceived and well-researched stroll through a musical minefield, but missing the kind of belly laughs that would make it a must-have."
An irreverent, opinionated look at rock-'n'-roll plagiarism, guaranteed to elicit laughter and/or fistfights among your friendly neighborhood music geeks. Read full book review >

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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A slice of African-American life seldom explored in stories for young people and a must for readers of middle-grade fiction. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Twelve-year-old Sophie is the younger of two sisters in an upper-middle-class African-American family in 1965 Los Angeles. Read full book review >