Search Results: "Nancy Gray Ogle"


BOOK REVIEW

OTTERS by Adrienne Mason
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Since otters of either variety are seldom found in most neighborhoods, precision in identification may be less than critical and appealing illustrations will attract beginning readers. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
A pleasant introduction to North American river otters and their larger cousins, the sea otters, with colored drawings on every page and an easy-to-read text. Read full book review >

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EAGLES by Deborah Hodge
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"With a dozen fine eagle titles in print, including several at the easy-reading level, like Gail Gibbons's Soar with the Wind, this is an additional purchase. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
The large picture-book format, brief text, and many colorful eagle paintings, which appear in this modestly priced title, will attract young readers, but the text is choppy, imprecise, and dull. Read full book review >

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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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GRAY by Pete Wentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Accomplished, though the mean-spirited denouement may put off some readers, and the lead's lack of transformation gives it a dark undercurrent."
A young rock star marinates himself in psychotropic drugs, ruminates on life on the road and pines away for his girl. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Nancy is one sassy gumshoe. Her fans will enjoy growing up with her. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Fancy Nancy is back, this time in a chapter book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIELD GRAY by Philip Kerr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2011

"An accomplished thriller."
When fans meet Bernie Gunther in this latest saga in the adventurous life of the hard-bitten, sardonic policeman, Kerr's (If the Dead Rise Not, 2010, etc.) stalwart Berliner detective is in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

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GRAY MATTER by Gary Braver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A solid enough performer but unlikely to win the author many new fans."
Medical thriller with an abundance of preaching—and a blessed lack of typical plot machinations. Read full book review >

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NANCY, THE LITTLE GOSLING by Eve Tharlet
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Upbeat and mildly entertaining, but without dramatic tension, providing the reader with a resolution that is more pat than satisfying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tharlet's illustrations outshine her text in this gentle but rather flat story of an unconventional gosling who pursues her own dream. Read full book review >