Search Results: "Peter Collier"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FONDAS by Peter Collier
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Scissors-and-paste bio of the Fonda dynasty, with no visible interviews and not one fresh idea; by the coauthor (with David Horowitz) of the earlier dynasty best-sellers The Rockefellers, The Kennedys, and The Fords. Read full book review >

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Released: March 22, 1989

Best known as biographers of wealthy American families (The Rockefellers, The Kennedys, The Fords), Collier and Horowitz are also former New Leftists who once edited the Movement's standard-bearer, Ramparts magazine. Read full book review >

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THE ROOSEVELTS by Peter Collier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1994

"Others—well-read in Roosevelt literature and not titillated by the bickering—will find it irritating."
A dubious new examination of the Roosevelt clan by the team that has previously delved into the lives of several American dynasties. Read full book review >

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THE KING'S GIRAFFE by Mary Jo Collier
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Nancy Milton's The Giraffe That Walked To Paris (1992) commemorates the same incident; while she, too, employs invented dialogue, the Colliers's first collaboration is a somewhat longer, more elaborately illustrated account. (Picture book. 8-10)"
In 1826, searching for a suitable gift for the king of France, Egypt's pasha happily seizes on the suggestion of a stable boy, Abdul, that he send his giraffe. Read full book review >

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UPTOWN by Bryan Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Walter Dean Myers's poem Harlem (1997), illustrated in similar style by Christopher Myers, conveys a deeper sense of the African American community's history, but this makes an engagingly energetic once-over. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Collier debuts with a set of dazzling paint-and-photo collages paired to a child's tribute to his Harlem neighborhood. Read full book review >

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IT'S SHOE TIME! by Bryan Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Hilarious and very well-executed—shoe-pendous, even—this is a great addition for emerging readers and pun enthusiasts alike. One might say, a perfect pairing. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Collier gives beginning readers a quest of mismatched shoes trying to find the "right" pair after being "left" behind. Yes, all the puns are gleefully intended. Read full book review >

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THE BACKYARD by John Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A handsome series of paintings, but not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An artist who's been much honored by his peers at the Society of Illustrators (15 medals) explores a familiar theme: following a suburban yard from the present back through times when ``cowboys sang lonesome songs and died on cold plains'' and ``Braves loved maidens, and great battles with no names raged'' to dinosaurs, mountains rising and falling, and ``hydrogen and darkness and the hand of God.'' But the concept is secondary to Collier's fascination with the composition at which he excels. Read full book review >

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A HORSE NAMED STEVE by Kelly Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Team spirit and individual achievement are certainly lacking in this attempt to explore what makes a horse (or a child) special. (Picture book. 3-6)"
To be different is to be a standout in this confusing little story. Read full book review >

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JERICHO WALLS by Kristi Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It will give youthful readers information on a level deeper than that offered by mere dates and facts and will lend itself to discussion. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Another memorable preacher's child steps on to the stage in this promising debut. Read full book review >

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THE LEDGE by Michael Collier
Released: April 27, 2000

"Whether writing about the natural creatures of the world or about myth and personal history, Collier offers delight for both ear and mind."
A welcome new collection from a poet of distinction. Read full book review >