Search Results: "Nancy Carpenter"


BOOK REVIEW

NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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THE CARPENTER by Bruna Barros
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A joyful invitation to participate in invention. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Creativity abounds in this wordless tale of an overalls-clad adult and similarly dressed child spending time together in a wood shop. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

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FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >

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BRUNO THE CARPENTER by Lars Klinting
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"He's a lovable hero in a neat little book. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Readers meet an initially disorganized Bruno, a chubby beaver, as he measures, saws, drills, screws, hammers, and glues together a project in his workshop. Read full book review >

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NANCY KNOWS by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Pure fascination. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Nancy is an elephant who has forgotten something, and she just can't remember what it could be. Read full book review >

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17 THINGS I’M NOT ALLOWED TO DO ANYMORE by Jenny Offill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Some readers may find this young envelope-pusher entertainingly spirited, but there are sure to be those who are going to balk at the notion of pretending to be sorry and having it work. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A lass tallies her pranks and ensuing punishments in this Judith Viorst-like plaint. Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN by Kay Winters
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Columba in The Man Who Loved Books (1981). (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
In a moving tribute to the power of books and words, Winters (But Mom, Everyone Else Does, p. 1239, etc.) introduces a young backwoods child who watched "peddlers, pioneers, / politicians, traders, slaves / pass by," down the old Cumberland Trail, until "his ideas stretched. / His questions rose. / His dreams were stirred"—and he was caught with a love of learning that carried him "from the wilderness / to the White House." Read full book review >

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A SISTER'S WISH by Kate Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"The story perpetuates gender stereotypes (the boys play rough, and with guns, while the girl picks flowers and serves imaginary tea), but it does so with the ring of truth. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Warm, expressive pastels reinforce a text inspired by Jacobs's song about a girl burdened by brothers (stepbrothers, half- brothers, whole brothers) and wishing for a sister. Read full book review >