Search Results: "Pope Francis"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"As Spadaro writes, Pope Francis understands that 'One must not complicate God, especially if this complication distances God from the people.' People's Pope indeed. (Religion. 4-12)"
The People's Pope shows that he is a down-to-earth man who understands both religion and children. Read full book review >

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THE CHURCH OF MERCY by Pope Francis
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2014

"Refreshingly humane, focusing on people rather than institutions. Admirers of Francis and students of church history alike will find this a useful introduction to the pontiff's thought."
In a collection whose original Italian publication marks the first year of his papacy, Pope Francis gathers homilies, sermons and brief essays that point to his most important concerns. Read full book review >

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OPEN SKIES, CLOSED MINDS by Nick Pope
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 1999

"An odd, unconvincing statement of belief from a government official. (8 pages b&w photos)"
As a career civil servant with Britain's Ministry of Defence, Pope served a three-year stint in the early 1990s as chief investigator of UFO sightings in the United Kingdom. Read full book review >

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THE PATTERN OF THE WORLD by Salamah Pope
Released: Sept. 10, 2008

"A clear, self-aware summation of a philosophical and intellectual quest for holistic awareness."
A methodical attempt to elucidate the holistic nature of our world and its processes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2007

"Has 'make me a movie' written all over it."
Debut nonfiction account with all the ingredients for a rip-roaring guy's adventure yarn: deep-sea diving, big money, avarice, the allure of medieval Oriental history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANDA’S FIRST DAY by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"The story is short and simple, appropriate for younger listeners who are intrigued with the current craze for pointed hats, magic spells, and special broomsticks in an out-of-this-world setting. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wanda is a little witch girl setting off for her first day at school—by broomstick. Read full book review >

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ADALINE FALLING STAR by Mary Pope Osborne
Released: March 1, 2000

"Smart, strong-willed, and with a distinct narrative voice, Adaline makes a memorable protagonist, her adventures will keep readers riveted, and, gratifyingly unlike so many fathers in contemporary fiction, Kit comes back for her. (bibliography) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Osborne (Favorite Medieval Tales, 1998, etc.) spins a wisp of history into this glittering, many-layered tale of a child struggling to reconcile within herself the clashing cultures in which she's immersed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Young readers with grandparents and great-grandparents who lived through these times will be especially intrigued. (photographs, notes, appendices) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In September 1941, Maddie Beck and her mother move to a rundown boardinghouse on Long Island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAUNTED WATERS by Mary Pope Osborne
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Somewhat overwritten, but true to its genre; appreciative readers may enjoy going on to Hudson's Green Mansions. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The 19th-century tale ``Undine'' by Baron de La Motte-FouquÇ inspired this novel about a spirit-bedeviled romance between a water maiden and a nobleman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSFIRE by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

The late Dick Francis's 44th, and last, canter around the track echoes several of his greatest hits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2005

"A solid work of history, cultural geography and reportage, opening a view onto a world too few in the West even know exists."
Once a fighter, always a fighter: or, never rule out the tenacity of a descendant of the Golden Horde. Read full book review >