Search Results: "Otis Webb Brawley"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A powerful contribution to the ongoing discussion on health-care reform."
With the assistance of investigative journalist Goldberg (The Final Act: The Dramatic, Revealing Story of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group, 1988, etc.), Brawley (Medicine/Emory Univ.), chief medical scientific officer of the American Cancer Society, delivers a scathing indictment of the American medical system. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Stuart says that Nureyev's huge fame was the product of an age of mass publicity; so is this hastily assembled (by the author's own admission) biography."
More a celebration of celebrity than a tribute to a great dancer. Read full book review >

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SHAND by Otis Aubert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2016

"A simple plot and sharply focused characters makes this a very satisfying tale."
In Aubert's debut novella, the first installment in a series, a young man leaves home to escape familial expectations >and find adventure. Read full book review >

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UPSIDE YOUR HEAD! by Johnny Otis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Essentially a cranky look at politics and today's pop music. (Seventy-five b&w photos)"
Hodgepodge of essays, reminiscences, and radio-interview transcripts by L.A.-based R&B drummer/concert promoter/songwriter Otis. Read full book review >

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A KILLING IN PLYMOUTH COLONY by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"Though the premise is solid, the story doesn't do it justice. (preface, cast of characters, afterword, glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
How does an insular community of Chosen Ones deal with outsiders, especially when one of them is a murderer? Read full book review >

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THE TICKLE MONSTER IS COMING! by James Otis Thach
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"While the rhythms are sometimes clunky, the text moves along swiftly, and there's just enough tame scariness here to thrill very little ones as they lie in wait for tickle monsters to pounce on them in their own bedrooms. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Readers/listeners get fair warning inside and on the back cover of this giggle-inducing rhyming bedtime story to be ever-vigilant for the dreaded Tickle Monster who sees and knows all. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR SEABIRDS by Sophie Webb
ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2004

Readers take an Alaskan cruise in this follow-up to Sibert Honor winner My Season with Penguins (2000). Read full book review >

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MY SEASON WITH PENGUINS by Sophie Webb
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The lack of an index limits the usefulness of the title for school assignments, but science enthusiasts will enjoy this attractively illustrated look at science at work. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Webb, an ornithologist and artist, describes and illustrates her two-month stay at the bottom of the world, studying a breeding colony of Adélie penguins on Cape Royds, an island off the coast of Antarctica. Read full book review >

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ROSE by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Character and the day-to-day workings of a wealthy household overshadow magic and plot in this engaging tale of an orphan servant-girl. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this orphan-makes-good mystery/thriller with a magical twist, Rose and her compatriots—an apprentice magician, a spoiled 7-year-old and a shape-shifting talking cat—work together to figure out who has been kidnapping local children and come up with a plan to rescue them. Read full book review >

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BOY TROUBLE by Sarah Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Good fun. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Despite some unfamiliar language, this bubbly piece of middle-grade Irish chick-lit will have no trouble crossing the pond. Read full book review >