Search Results: "Peggy Post"


BOOK REVIEW

PEGGY by Anna Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Here's hoping that Peggy has many more big adventures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A charmer of a chicken has a big adventure in this import from Australia. Read full book review >

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EMILY'S NEW FRIEND by Cindy Post Senning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Readers who need some brushing up on making and keeping friends may find this latest in the Emily Post series helpful, although others may find Emily and Ethan's role-model-perfect manners more than a bit too much. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ethan's move to Emily's town gives both children a chance to practice making and being a good friend. Read full book review >

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EMILY POST’S TABLE MANNERS FOR KIDS by Cindy Post Senning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While geared to those already possessing a few manners—what with concerns for lemon wedges and dessert forks—there's plenty to chew on here. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This deceptively slim guide teems with advice about everything from meal courses to table settings, from the art of conversation to dining out. Read full book review >

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EMILY’S CHRISTMAS GIFTS by Cindy Post Senning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Björkman's amusing watercolor-and-ink illustrations in his characteristic, loose style have a light, frothy appeal, conveying the excitement and emotion of the season, but they aren't enough to leaven the didactic text. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Senning and Post (both of the Emily Post Institute) continue their series on appropriate children's manners with this holiday offering starring their signature character, a girl appropriately named Emily. Read full book review >

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PEGGY GUGGENHEIM by Francine Prose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"An adroit and lively portrait."
The latest in the Jewish Lives series focuses on a flamboyant champion of modern art. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Ultimately, readers come away with not only a sense of how King Peggy was able to transform Otuam, but also an understanding of how the town and its inhabitants transformed her."
Bartels was working as a secretary in the Ghanaian Embassy when she received a phone call that would change her life. The king of Otuam, a small coastal town of 7,000 people, had passed away, and the tribal elders had elected her as his replacement. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN POST by Debi Gliori
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Whether they too are expecting new siblings or not, children following along will cheer every successful delivery, and may become less inclined to take their own mail carriers for granted. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With characteristic warmth and zest, Gliori (Pure Dead Wicked, p. 955, etc.) takes a star turn with the perennial "waiting for the new baby to come" theme. Read full book review >

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HAMILTON AND PEGGY! by L.M. Elliott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"The demand for stories about the world of Alexander Hamilton shows no sign of letting up, and this entry ably feeds the need. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
The story of Alexander Hamilton's romance with Eliza Schuyler as seen through the eyes of her younger sister Peggy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS PEGGY LEE by Peggy Lee
Released: March 1, 1989

Seductive and gripping life of the jazz-influenced band vocalist-recording-star-cafÇ singer-composer-actress—and a necessary corrective to Miss Lee's rather strange, mannikin-like appearance on recent TV outings. Read full book review >

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POST GRAD by Caroline Kitchener
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"Candid revelations that fail to inspire much empathy."
Five women face emptiness and stress after they leave college. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Far too polite for its—or our—good."
Fulsome, over-affectionate treatment of the doyenne who dominated the etiquette market for decades. Read full book review >

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LAST POST by Robert Barnard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"If not quite top-notch for the Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement winner (A Fall from Grace, 2007, etc.), kilometers ahead of his compatriots and a pleasure for enthusiasts of the peel-the-layers-of-the-onion school."
A sympathy card radically upends a daughter's memories of her mum. Read full book review >