Search Results: "Robert Papp"


BOOK REVIEW

JOE PAPP by Helen Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 1994

"Recommended for theatrical mavens and cultural historians. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
A sympathetic biography of the legendary New Yorkbased theater producer, who died in 1991. Read full book review >

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THE TOWN THAT FOOLED THE BRITISH by Lisa  Papp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Still, this can't help but expand readers' understanding of our second war of independence. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The War of 1812—it's one of those topics many Americans flunk when asked to please explain what it was all about, though they just might get the year it started right. Read full book review >

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TITANICAT by Marty Crisp
by Marty Crisp, illustrated by Robert Papp
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Still, this will please young Titanicophiles and some kitten fans. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Young Jim Mulholland's very excited to be a cabin boy on the new ship Titanic. Read full book review >

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ANNA MARIA’S GIFT by Janice Shefelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"Papp's illustrations not seen. (Historical fiction. 6-9)"
Shortly after her father's death, Anna Maria is sent to study violin at the Pietà, an orphanage and music school for girls in Venice. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Papp's relentlessly lit spreads are peopled with some of the cleanest, best-fed Pilgrims and Irish immigrants in literature, complementing the highly directive subtitle to a T. The parenthetical 'or else' may be unsaid, but certainly does not go unfelt. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Mary, newly arrived with her family from Ireland, has few friends, and her family doesn't have the extra money for a turkey. Read full book review >

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RUMBLE TUM by Stephanie True Peters
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This inviting and straightforward story of a girl and her cat is playful and full of charm, and it's an excellent introduction to the pleasures and responsibilities of having a pet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's love at first sight when Beth first holds her fluffy black-and-white kitten Rumble Tum. Read full book review >

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ROBERT KENNEDY by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"A compelling re-telling of one of the saddest and most intriguing life stories in American politics."
Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (The Very Best Men, 1995, etc.) enlivens his engrossing RFK biography with fresh interviews and the use of previously restricted sources. Read full book review >

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ROBERT FROST by Jay Parini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Parini's life magnificently details how Frost, through fortitude and lifelong dedication to craft, sought to heed his own advice to be whole again beyond confusion. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Parini, a poet (House of Days, 1998), biographer (John Steinbeck, 1995), and novelist (Benjamin's Crossing, 1998), delivers a sensitive life of Frost that highlights the poet's struggle to find light and stability in an existence filled with darkness and chaos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"At a time when the biographical form is inspiring much-needed experimentation, Seymour's straightforward approach seems old- fashioned, although sturdy. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but unimaginative life of the bardic English classicist, novelist, and poet. ``I could fall in love with my big toe if I wanted to,'' declared the contradictory Graves (18951985), notorious puritan and inveterate womanizer who held court for years at his home on the Spanish island of Majorca and is best known for his meditations on woman as muse in The White Goddess (1948), et al. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A fascinating insight into British politics through the life of someone who knew everyone of significance, and who possessed an unusual capacity to tell the truth, however much it hurt him. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A masterly biography of Robert Boothby, a Conservative politician now little remembered, whose Parliamentary career spanned more than 50 years during the interwar and post-WW II period. Read full book review >

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ROBERT BROWNING by Pamela Neville-Sington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"Close readings of Browning's work done with a deft, light hand."
Husband of the more famous Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett emerges his own man in the 30 years after her death in this sprightly life by British biographer Neville-Sington (Fanny Trollope, 1998). Read full book review >