Search Results: "Polly Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

POLLY by Amy Bryant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Polly isn't boring, but her romantic angst is—and that's the author's unfortunate focus."
An insecure teenager meanders her way through a series of boyfriends in the 1980s, in Bryant's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POTCH & POLLY by William Steig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2002

"The one missing piece of her pie'—gives the essentially adult tale the air of a sophisticated valentine, but perceptive younger readers will also catch the tenderness underlying this rocky, slapstick romance. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Agee (Milo's Hat Trick, 2001, etc.) illustrates this comic take on the course of true love never running smooth with clownish flair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"Funny and easygoing, Evans reveals the little-known richness of Argentina."
Intrepid English travel writer Evans (Kiwis Might Fly, 2007, etc.) experiences Argentina's stunningly varied expanses while indulging her girlhood desire to ride horses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKER EVANS by James R. Mellow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Well written, lively, and thoroughly documented, Mellow's biography is a fine contribution to American art and cultural history."
A superb biography of a photographer who, dead for a quarter of a century, still exerts a powerful influence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"A bold undertaking to be sure, but woefully short on dramatic tension and attention-sustaining adventure."
Readable but dispensable account of the author's valiant immersion in the Yukon's storied dogsledding culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLASTIC POLLY by Jenny Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Readers will surely be saying, ‘Polly, you go girl.' (Fiction. 9-13)"
A popularity war heats to boiling when follower Polly Pierce has to take over the leadership of a middle school talent competition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVANS ABOVE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1997

"Llanfair, with its challenging mountain and well drawn locals, is appealing, as is Constable Evans, a kind of Welsh version of M.C. Beaton's Hamish MacBeth."
A pleasingly unpretentious debut that introduces Constable Evan Evans, newly arrived in Llanfair, a village at the foot of Mount Snowden in North Wales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 8, 1995

"Rathbone tells why Evans's vision of America was archetypal and powerfully original, but his persona remains an elusive presence behind the work. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable and cautiously polite, this first full-length biography of photography giant Evans is nonetheless a long overdue contribution to scholarship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"As unpretentious as a tapas bar, and as brimming with savory morsels."
In a highly likable debut, former British journalist Evans tours Spain on her bicycle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRETTY POLLY by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen; unfortunately, the jacket art is rather wooden in style and differs in detail from the text. (Fiction. 5-11)"
A parrot is too expensive, so Abby decides to teach one of the farmyard hens to talk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVANS TO BETSY by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2002

"Too much plot and not enough Evan in this readable but overambitious outing."
Another return to Llanfair and affable Constable Evan Evans (Evan Can Wait, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >