Search Results: "Meriwether Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

OFF THE MAP by William Clark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1993

"Since there are some telling incidents here, this will have some use as a supplement to secondary sources; but a more extensive sampling, with fuller explanation, would have been a good deal more valuable. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Excerpts from the Lewis and Clark journals—framed between a brief ``Prologue'' (on the purpose of the expedition), plus Jefferson's letter outlining guidelines for exploring the Territory, and an equally brief ``Epilogue'' (on the trip back and the ultimate fates of major participants)—that sufficiently suggest the hardships and heroism of the journey. Read full book review >

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FRAGMENTS OF THE ARK by Louise Meriwether
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Far from subtle but impressively researched—and Meriwether's portraits of a wide range of black Americans and their struggles to free themselves are a welcome window into a crucial part of America's past."
From Meriwether (Daddy was a Number Runner, 1986—not reviewed): a Roots-like, melodramatic historical that tells a compelling story of black freedom fighters and their families in the Civil War South. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF MY BLOOD by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A bleak, defiant, bare-knuckles read that will you exhausted by its relentlessly unsympathetic characters. Still, it provides enormously interesting insights into its author's work."
A long-lost unpublished first novel by the author of The Yearling chronicles the malevolent self-sacrifice of a life-blunted wife and mother for her ungracious writer daughter. Read full book review >

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BYE-BYE BOZWELL BEAR by Rob Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2003

"Also amusing are the subtly placed insect antics in the background. (Picture book. 3-5)"
After teasing his sister, messing up the kitchen, making a fuss over lunch, and turning his music up too loud, Bozwell Bear is fed up with being told off by his over-demanding family. Read full book review >

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FLOSS by Kim Lewis
by Kim Lewis, illustrated by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: March 5, 1992

After the old man gives Floss, his Border collie, to his son, she's trained to take over the work of the old sheepdog on the son's farm. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE FLOSS by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Setting her story against a wintry backdrop, Lewis captures the spirit of puppies and their young caretakers at play. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The natural instincts of a border collie pup are at work in this gratifying sequel (Floss, 1992) that plays to the heart. Read full book review >

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WINNIE MAE by H.B. Lewis
by H.B. Lewis, illustrated by H.B. Lewis
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The book may captivate older boys with dreams of flying, if they can be book-talked past the picture-book format. (Picture book. 8-11)"
A beautiful but over-designed book—it has a small, thin typeface that is difficult to read—about a boy and his model planes. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR HARRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Three cheers indeed for Harry and friends, who remind readers young and old to savor the sweet simplicity of preschool years. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lewis's lovable pachyderm returns for a third adventure with his fellow stuffed pals. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, HARRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The velvety artwork has a dreamy quality, combined with familiar details that will hasten and cushion the fall into sleep. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Lewis delivers a sweet, slightly melancholy tale of Harry the stuffed elephant, first introduced in My Friend Harry (1995). Read full book review >

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SEYMOUR AND HENRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A gentle and appealing adventure. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A day of play for two brother ducklings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nothing says 'Christmas' like monsters. (Graphic novel. 6-8)"
A pre-Christmas ski trip slaloms into a series of wild escapades in this import from a prolific French graphic novelist. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TRAIN by Kim Lewis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"A sweet, lyrical tale enhanced by lovely, soft-focused illustrations. (Picture book. 3+)"
An abandoned hut stands on the old railroad line; one hot, dusty summer day, Sara and James get off their bicycles to explore. Read full book review >