Search Results: "Mary Whyte"


BOOK REVIEW

MAMA’S WAY by Helen Ketteman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The story might also work well with readers older than traditional picture-book audiences. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Although the lesson is writ pretty large here, it is one worth learning, and it's in a lovely package. Read full book review >

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THE TICKLE STORIES by Jean Van Leeuwen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"Whyte catches the specifics and the sensibility in her sharp watercolors that exaggerate the details but keep the emotions true. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Van Leeuwen's bedtime book will probably keep kids wide awake, particularly if readers follow the example set by Grandpop. Read full book review >

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CHESTNUT by Constance W. McGeorge
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"This is the sort of thing that appeals much more to grandparents than to children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Every day, Mr. Decker takes his horse Chestnut over the same route, making deliveries to the baker's, the hatmaker's, the candy shop, and the mayor's house. Read full book review >

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BOOMER GOES TO SCHOOL by Constance W. McGeorge
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"He's an endearing hero, just right for preschoolers curious about where their older siblings go during the day. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Boomer, a shaggy golden retriever and hero of Boomer's Big Day (1994, not reviewed), goes to school with his owner; after a morning of playing with the kids and then eating lunch (theirs), he becomes the star of the afternoon show-and-tell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EAGLE'S BROOD by Jack Whyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"With plenty of hacking and stabbing, pontifications, dogged sex, and a few anachronistic mind-sets: another dipperful from the fertile Arthurian well, sans magic but brimful of action."
In the author's The Skystone (1996), set in the last years of the Roman occupation of fifth-century Britain, the sword Excalibur was forged, presaging the reign of King Arthur years later. Read full book review >

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THE SORCEROR by Jack Whyte
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1999

"Jump in here, now that Arthur's in motion, and you can always go back to earlier volumes if this look at the legend's subtext grabs you."
Volume VI of the Arthurian saga The Camulod Chronicles follows hard upon the previous installment, The Fort at River's Bend (p. 256). Read full book review >

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STANDARD OF HONOR by Jack Whyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2007

"Middle-of-the-adventure story told in sturdy, serviceable prose."
The Templar Trilogy (Knights of the Black and White, 2006) continues as Europe's most powerful knights follow Richard the Lionheart on his crusade against the armies of Saladin. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Whyte capably charts Hearst's trajectory to the early 1900s, so there's plenty left for a sequel. Meanwhile, this volume is a solid entry in the history of journalism, and of the American Empire."
Literate biography of the real-life Citizen Kane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 25, 1998

Fourth volume in the Camulod Chronicles, Scots-born Whyte's reinvention of the Arthurian saga, begun with The Skystone (1996) and the discovery of a new metal with which to forge Excalibur, The Singing Sword (1996, not reviewed) and—200 years later—The Eagle's Brood (1997), in which the Roman occupation of fifth-century Britain hears the first chords of its death knell. Read full book review >

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THE FORT AT RIVER'S BEND by Jack Whyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 1999

"Whyte has a grand time bolting his story together—though at this rate, grinding as slowly as the mills of the gods, he may have to FedEx his final volumes from the beyond."
Scots-born Whyte continues the saga of King Arthur over two mid- centuries of the first millennium. Read full book review >

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THE SKYSTONE by Jack Whyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Beyond the entertaining anachronisms, a busy, boyish saga, inventive and good-hearted."
A first US publication for Canadian poet and filmmaker Whyte: an earnestly heroic tale set at the turn of the fifth century a.d., during the twilight of the Roman occupation of Britain. Read full book review >