Search Results: "Melissa Stewart"


BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY STEWART by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Stout, readable story about how a nice guy got his acting chops and became one of Hollywood's greats."
An actor's life, presented admiringly—after all, the subject is a plain-spoken American beau ideal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Not a wonderful account of a life. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000)"
Readers interested in finding out more about Stewart and his distinguished career, his signal roles in movies such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Winchester '73, Harvey, and Vertigo, should steer far wide of this stunningly inept work. Read full book review >

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JAMES STEWART by Donald Dewey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A model of how to do a serious but entertaining Hollywood biography; Dewey never loses sight of the work, which is what makes Stewart important in the first place. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Biographer and novelist Dewey (Marcello Mastroianni, 1993; Reasonable Doubts, 1991) offers a voluminous, highly intelligent look at one of the richest and most complex of Hollywood star personas, not incidentally, one of the industry's most beloved actors. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Roy Pickard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Slim pickings on a tasty bird. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Largely scissors-and-paste celebio of Stewart, spiced with two interviews that Pickard, a British film scholar, conducted with the actor over the years. Read full book review >

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WHO SHOULD MELISSA MARRY? by Doris Cassiday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But there's no denying that fashion writer Cassiday's moderately interesting son-of-Silhouette romance is easier to take than the telegraphic, wildly formulaic demises of the Robinses."
That publicity-surfing entrepreneur Bill Adler, who created and decimated the Robins family (Who Killed the Robins Family?, 1984, etc.), is at it again, this time with another contest novel. Read full book review >

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CATERPILLAR TO BUTTERFLY by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2016

"When kids find a chrysalis in the garden and start asking for facts, this scientifically accurate explanation has just enough information for preschoolers—if they are not put off by the babyish format. (Board book. 2-4)"
Clear and accurate nature photos and straightforward factual text make an attractive package for young lepidopterists. Read full book review >

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MELISSA PARKINGTON’S BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL HAIR by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Melissa's long, thick, shiny black hair impresses everyone. Read full book review >

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A PLACE FOR BUTTERFLIES by Melissa Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"While the artwork is worth a look, it does not make up for the heavy-handed conservation message and lack of general information that plagues this text. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Stewart's latest introduces readers to the habitats of several butterflies found in the U.S., and how people can have a negative impact on them. Read full book review >

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INSIDE VOLCANOES by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A good starting-place for volcano explorations. (glossary, bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Unidentified explosions on the cover and title page are the hook for this latest entry in the Inside... series. Read full book review >

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DROUGHTS  by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A necessary read in today's climate. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
In this era of climate change (or not, depending upon which politician you listen to) comes an apropos look at droughts. Read full book review >

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A PLACE FOR BIRDS by Melissa Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Put this one in the hands of budding scientists, environmentalists and nature lovers. (selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
An accessible introduction to environmental issues, this title focuses on the effects, good and bad, that human behavior has on birds, highlighting the progress that we've made toward living in harmony with our winged friends and acknowledging problems still not solved. Read full book review >