Search Results: "Nancy Roe Pimm"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JERRIE MOCK STORY by Nancy Roe Pimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Loosely knit but notable both for the journey it commemorates and its view of a time's parochial attitudes. (timeline, endnotes, glossary, reading lists) (Biography. 11-14)"
Quick, name the first woman to fly solo around the world! Bet you can't. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The book ends with a family tree and photo scrapbook. (endnotes, recommended reading, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A surprise baby, the first zoo-born gorilla in the world, put the Columbus, Ohio, zoo on the map. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Although not as flashy as Elizabeth MacLeod's Top Dogs (2017) or as colorful as Nancy Furstinger's Paws of Courage (2016), this solid effort would pair well with either of those for dog lovers wanting more information. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Although dogs served as mascots during the Civil War and World War I, it wasn't until World War II that they were trained to work for the military. Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE GIRL by Andrew Roe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"Lively, pitch-perfect and assured. Readers will be wanting to hear more from this writer."
Personal tragedy meets the tragedy of our time in Roe's winning debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE LIVES OF THE IMPRESSIONISTS by Sue Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Intelligent and well-crafted portraits of some of history's most intriguing geniuses."
Group portrait of the French artists linked by shifting alliances who emerged in the 1860s, endured parody and ridicule before triumphing at their first New York City exhibition in 1886 and enjoy towering reputations (and prices) today. Read full book review >

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A LIST OF CAGES by Robin Roe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A triumphant story about the power of friendship and of truly being seen. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In her debut, Roe tells the story of a friendship between two young men who will linger in the thoughts and minds of readers long after the final page is turned. Read full book review >

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INTENSIVE CARE by Francis Roe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"For the beach-bag."
A brilliant surgeon plans to transplant a pancreas, and lesser mortals plan to stop him before he puts artificial insulin out of business. Read full book review >

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GWEN JOHN by Sue Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An impressive portrait of a 'busy, daring, and eventful life,' profoundly independent and intellectual, though also melancholic."
British novelist and poet Roe (The Spitfire Factory, not reviewed, etc.) pens a well-tempered, bracing biography of the painter too often trivialized as Augustus John's sister or Auguste Rodin's lover. Read full book review >

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IN MONTMARTRE by Sue Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015

"Although Roe has created an informed and graceful narrative, fresh sources or insights would have greatly enriched the book."
The history of a revolutionary decade in modern art. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

"Sobering and compelling: a must-read."
A biologist estimates the pace at which we're depleting Earth's resources, and the numbers he comes up with are grim. Read full book review >

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JOHN KEATS by Nicholas Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Roe's biography acutely displays the intensity, anguish and triumph of a great life for whom the clock was always ticking."
Roe (English/Univ. of St. Andrews; Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt, 2005, etc.) delivers a tightly focused and highly useful biography of the great English Romantic. Read full book review >