Search Results: "Norman Moss"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2003

"Historians will take issue with some of the interpretations, but general readers will find this a lucid introduction to the days before the tide was turned."
Absorbing day-by-day account of the dark time when Britain seemed certain to go down in defeat to Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2009

"A handy guide to the creation of a world order that remains, in many respects, undisturbed."
Journalist and historian Moss (Nineteen Weeks: America, Britain, and the Fateful Summer of 1940, 2003, etc.) examines the years 1946-49, when the United States assumed the role of world leader. Read full book review >

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BOMBS OVER LONDON by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Lively writing and a smattering of line drawings make for an enjoyable adventure that will entice readers to go along with Mira. (author's note, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In the latest installment in the Mira's Diary time-travel series, Mira pursues her missing mother, Serena, to 1917 London. Read full book review >

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TRUE HEART by Marissa Moss
Released: March 1, 1999

"A rousing and romantic tale. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A deeply satisfying story of longing and hard work fulfilled, inspired by an obscure historical photograph. Read full book review >

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FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER by Miriam Moss
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 30, 1991

"Of some limited use as a vocational introduction; anyone interested in hard information of any depth will need to go elsewhere. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the new ``Fashion World'' series—brief overviews of aspects of the fashion industry—an introduction to what it takes to begin and carry on this career, with sharply reproduced color photos and the outlooks of some important photographers presented in brief quotes. Read full book review >

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CARAVAGGIO by Marissa Moss
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Overall, Moss tells an absorbing, informative story set in a fascinating time replete with political intrigue, bustle, and corruption. (author's note, timeline, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
A fictionalized account of the Italian painter's tumultuous life hews to the historical timeline. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF ELEPHANTS by Peter Moss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2006

"A romanticized, tragic remembrance of well-loved experiences."
A graceful, elaborate and dizzying tale of innocents yearning for home. Read full book review >

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FIRE ALONG THE SKY by Robert Moss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 1992

"Tom Jones as The Deerslayer."
A handsome young Irishman with theatrical leanings abandons the delights of George III's London to follow a melancholic friend to the Colonies, where he visits a kinsman and the restless Mohawks in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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VANISHING NEW YORK by Jeremiah  Moss
Released: July 25, 2017

"Maddening if you're not mega-wealthy, and a vigorous, righteously indignant book that would do Jane Jacobs proud."
The Big Apple is morphing into a class-war amusement park for the very rich. Thus this irate argument for remaking it into a city for the rest of us. Read full book review >

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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 >