Search Results: "Patricia Bracewell"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW ON THE CROWN by Patricia Bracewell
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"A serviceable bit of historical fiction, but for all its twists and ligatures, it's no Once and Future King."
Middling debut novel of the Middle Ages. Read full book review >

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RE-MAKE/RE-MODEL by Michael Bracewell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Those with an endless interest in English art movements of the '60s may find Bracewell's work endlessly fascinating. Anyone who wants to learn something about the band will be swiftly exhausted by this unsifted lode of dead-end minutiae."
Laborious exploration of a great English rock band's art-school roots. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA BOSWORTH
by Gerald Bartell

In a series of successful biographies, Patricia Bosworth trained the spotlight on four major American artists: Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Diane Arbus, and Jane Fonda. Now, in The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan, Bosworth takes center stage.

The memoir follows her life and career from the 50s through the early 60s as ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FIONA'S LACE by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Polacco's large and multiethnic family yields up another fine story, this one in greens and grays, lace and fire. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the textile mill in Glen Kerry, Ireland, is closed, Fiona's family accepts passage to Chicago to work as servants for the family who paid their fares. Read full book review >

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DOT by Patricia Intriago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Verse wonkiness leaves an opening for youngsters to 'read' to their adults by simply naming dots—no harm there. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Unexpected bright spots and laughs roll right over the uneven text in this concept piece. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVES FAMILY GOES CAMPING by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Delightfully gross and utterly unserious. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Polacco again exercises the surprising streak of goofiness revealed in The Graves Family (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN PHILIP DUCK by Patricia Polacco
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"An excellent read aloud for older crowds, but the ever-so-slightly anthropomorphic ducks will come across best shared one-on-one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Edward and his father work for the Peabody Hotel in Memphis since the Depression has brought hard times for so many. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY DOLL by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It is a beautiful, loving treatment of one woman's life, but in the end likely to resonate more with adults than children. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A doll becomes the vehicle for Polacco's (The Butterfly, 2000, etc.) deeply felt remembrance of her mother, Mary Ellen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRAVES FAMILY by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Halloween or any other time. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Polacco sets her wildest romp yet around an actual "haunted house" in her Michigan hometown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR ENCORE by Patricia Mullins
ANIMALS
Released: March 30, 1993

"A pleasure to read, alone or aloud. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
In tissue collages bursting with movement and merry color, nine dinosaurs are compared to still-extant animals. ``Which dinosaurs would thunder louder than a wild stampede? Read full book review >

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BABUSHKA'S MOTHER GOOSE by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"Mother Goose's high spirits reside in this Russian fare, accompanied by boldly painted scenes of people and animals dashing around and happily kicking up claws, paws, and heels. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)"
An anthology of original poems and flavorfully adapted folk tales and rhymes, carefully sourced and credited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINK AND SAY by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"A spectacular achievement. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4- 8)"
A white youth from Ohio, Sheldon Russell Curtis (Say), and a black youth from Georgia, Pinkus Aylee (Pink), meet as young soldiers with the Union army. Read full book review >