Search Results: "Norman Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 18, 1992

"One wishes for more. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
An intriguing if cursory chronicle of a visit among the caste- free tribes of central India—some of whom still hunt with bows and arrows and sacrifice animals to their earth goddess—by the well- traveled British author of numerous histories (The Missionaries, 1988, etc.) and novels (Within the Labyrinth, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOMB IN SEVILLE by Norman Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Fluidity and economy of style, a wit that crackles as it whispers. Every reader should experience Lewis."
In this last book before his death in 2003, Lewis amply demonstrates why peers and contemporaries hailed him as one of the finest travel writers in English in the last century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1994

"Lewis writes well, and it should be entertaining, but the whole is somehow less than the sum of its parts."
A somewhat forced landing on the great Indonesian archipelago by British travel writer Lewis (A Goddess in the Stones, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN SICILY by Norman Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"A seminal sadness pervades this engaging travelogue: when the author departs, it's as if he's bidding farewell to a lover he fears he will never see again."
Veteran travel-writer Lewis (An Empire of the East, 1994, etc.) returns to Sicily in 1998 to see old friends, visit familiar sites, and allow his keen vision and ample imagination the opportunity to roam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARS ABOVE US by Geoffrey Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A flawed but welcome addition to the sparse cadre of trade titles on this topic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Norman's first picture book explores a child's fear of the dark as a manifestation of, and metaphor for, acute separation anxiety. Read full book review >

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NORMAN OHLER
by Claiborne Smith

If someone asked you to guess how many books have been written about Adolf Hitler or Germany’s World War II–era army, you might think, “Do I have to?” And you would be forgiven for reacting that way: even if you don’t know the number of books, you know the tally must be overwhelming (in fact, a cursory search on ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DECK THE HALLS by Norman Rockwell
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Families will enjoy looking at Rockwell's work together for a glimpse of Christmases of yesteryear, and adult fans will find this a delightful holiday pleasure. (Picture book. 5-adult)"
Selected illustrations with Christmas or winter settings have been culled from Rockwell's extensive work and arranged in this volume to accompany the words to the traditional carol. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY BIRDS by Dean Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"While Norman's book is pleasing and upbeat, it is only a cursory glance, lacking any real substance. (Graphic nonfiction. 6-10)"
A graphic novel tells the story of two urban falcons raising their young high upon a Midwestern edifice. Read full book review >

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SPOOK THE HALLOWEEN CAT by Dean Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A well-meaning narrative fail. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
On Halloween, a series of events leads to a young girl, a helpful man, a lost cat, a friendly witch, and an excitable dog crossing paths with mixed results. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF NEVERBELIEVE by Norman Messenger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"For young would-be tourists as well as students of nature's more fanciful imaginary reaches, the next best thing to an actual visit. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Free-floating imagination meets artistic expertise in this visual record of the exotic flora, fauna and (more or less) human residents encountered on an unexpected visit to an elusive island. Read full book review >