Search Results: "Nell Irvin Painter"


BOOK REVIEW

SOJOURNER TRUTH by Nell Irvin Painter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"No one seriously interested in Sojourner Truth can afford to ignore this book."
A successful effort to separate a human being from the familiar "Strong Black Woman'' symbol she has become. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HISTORY OF WHITE PEOPLE by Nell Irvin Painter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2010

"Sure to interest students of ethnic relations, history and anthropology, with pointed examples for daily living in this multicultural, multiethnic land."
A provocative look at the white race—or, more accurately, the white races—by noted African-American scholar Painter (Creating Black Americans: African-American History and its Meanings, 1619 to the Present, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNITTING NELL by Julie Jersild Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2006

"Nell's unusual tenacity and generous way of coping with a bully add enlightenment to an all-too-common occurrence in children's lives everywhere. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The school life of pleasant Nell was changed when another student told her "she had a voice like a cricket with a pillow over its head." Read full book review >

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NELL GWYN by Charles Beauclerk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Such a compelling subject demands a better telling."
Nell Gwyn, daughter of a boozy, brawling bawd and a missing father, rises to fame on the English stage and to fortune in the court of her lover, King Charles II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PAINTER by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The entire work is simply and beautifully done, modestly self-absorbed, by an illustrator who is searching for a story in his own backyard. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A child's view of family life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST PAINTER by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This title creates for children an accessible truth—that art has a magic, that art holds immense human meaning, and that the artist makes things happen inside the human soul. (afterword, bibliography) (Picture book. 7-12)"
What moves people to make art? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PAINTER by Will Davenport
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2003

"Although the contemporary story becomes an annoying distraction, Davenport does right by Rembrandt and his genius—and that gives his fantasy a glow of its own."
Rembrandt in England, locked in a fierce struggle with the poet Andrew Marvell for artistic preeminence—and the attentions of a beautiful woman: all in this outing from Davenport (a.k.a. British thriller writer James Long: Silence and Shadows, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NELL OF BRANFORD HALL by William Wise
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though the act from which this story springs merits commemoration, the inner and outer devastation wrought by disease is more vividly captured in Cynthia DeFelice's Apprenticeship of Lucas Whittaker (1996) and Anna Myers's Graveyard Girl (1995). (Fiction. 11-13)"
Loosely connected to historical events, this tale of a 17th-century English town that isolated itself to prevent the plague from spreading celebrates selfless courage, but it does so at some distance, and within the confines of a contrived, ordinary story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PAINTER OF BIRDS by Lídia Jorge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Saramago himself has praised The Painter of Birds, and it's easy to see why."
A lyrical memory novel—the eighth by a Portuguese writer who recently shared a literary prize with Nobel laureate José Saramago—consists of its unnamed narrator's fragmented remembrance of, and speculations about, her vagrant father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FRIEND THE PAINTER by Lygia Bojunga Nunes
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"Her subtle transitions between present, past, and dream-world may not always be easy for young people to follow, and the focus on adults may not attract a wide following; but for the special reader, a rich, poetic glimpse of universal feelings filtered through an unfamiliar culture. (Fiction. 10+)"
Claudio, 11, remembers his dear friend, a painter who lived in the apartment upstairs, and tries to come to terms with his suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Painter of Time by Matthew O'Connell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Pretty absurd in the end but a fun novel that art history buffs will enjoy."
A young woman digs into her mysterious co-worker's past while learning the craft of art restoration. Read full book review >