Search Results: "Misty Copeland"


BOOK REVIEW

LIFE IN MOTION by Misty Copeland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"As Copeland fiercely reminds herself, 'This is for the little brown girls'—and any reader in need of inspiration. (Biography. 11-16)"
A ballet milestone was reached when Copeland was named the first African-American principal ballerina at American Ballet Theater. Read full book review >

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FIREBIRD by Misty Copeland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"A starscape filled with visual drama and brilliance. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
A dancer offers encouragement to those who dream of following her onto the stage. Read full book review >

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LIFE IN MOTION by Misty Copeland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Interesting but self-congratulatory reading."
A celebrated African-American ballet dancer's account of her unlikely rise to stardom. Read full book review >

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THE BUNDLE AT BLACKTHORPE HEATH by Mark Copeland
ANIMALS
Released: June 26, 2006

"A good prospect for hottest ticket of the season. (website) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Why bother with flea circuses when elephant-sized trained snails and stag beetles are eager to perform under the big top to rhythms beaten out by honeybee drummers, while clowns with frisky pill-bug companions provoke shouts of laughter from the crowds? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1995

"Copeland has had more than his share of unusual experiences and describes them with some wit, but as a booking agent, he can't provide enough of an inside look at bands and the world of rock to capture most readers. (Author tour)"
A tolerably diverting autobiography by a member of a minor music-industry dynasty, from juvenile delinquency in the Middle East to huge success as a booking agent for new wave bands. Read full book review >

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MUST BE RELEVANT TO MAKE SOME MONEY by Phil Copeland
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2016

"Extremely well organized and written with a keen observational eye; makes a strong case for business leaders to increase their awareness of key strategic areas and hone skills that can make their companies significant and profitable."
A debut book addresses specific fundamentals of achieving business relevancy. Read full book review >

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CHOCOLATE STAR by Sheila Copeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"The mean-spirited Topaz and Gunther are unpleasant, but not even the goody-goody Sean is appealing: in all, just plenty of glitz and three rich, unlikable people."
Copeland debuts with three rags-to-riches journeys that even when combined make up little more than a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous episode. Read full book review >

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COSMIC SWAN by Bill Copeland
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2009

"Well-written, with a unique cosmic and spiritual dimension."
A geologist investigating strange tectonic phenomena discovers a mind-blowing secret under a mountain in Tibet. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Bound to please fans."
A lively, somewhat disjointed memoir by the former drummer and founder of The Police. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 16, 1994

"Could have been great, but doesn't quite make it."
Marks (Sephardic Cooking, not reviewed, etc.) has a good idea: promoting the grain that is the staple of North African cuisine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 1992

"An interesting collection of dishes, many of them new to Americans, from a cuisine family that is becoming increasingly popular with American Jews raised on more stolid Eastern European fare. (Photographs.)"
Marks, whose earlier cookbooks have featured such cuisines as Guatemalan, Burmese, and Indonesian, has ranged far and wide for this hefty collection, marking the 500th anniversary of the Jews' expulsion from Spain, that is held together by its focus on Sephardic Jewish and other related Jewish communities. Read full book review >