Search Results: "Robert Wright"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"While it is too dense for younger children, middle-graders will no doubt be fascinated. (author note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
One of nine sisters and one brother born to a Quaker family, Patience grew up in New Jersey and discovered her talent for sculpting figures early on. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2010

"An emotionally astute study that belies its length."
A brief introduction to the pioneering, cantankerous and oft-frustrated author. Read full book review >

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RICHARD WRIGHT by Hazel Rowley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"A fresh and realistic depiction."
Australian biographer Rowley (Christina Stead, 1994) offers an insightful look at the African-American cultural icon and iconoclast. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Definitive. (Photographs—121—some seen.)"
Engrossing story of the Balzac-scaled life of the great architect. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

A lucid, easily read biography of the influential founder and director of the Children's Defense Fund, whose research and influence on national legislation is virtually synonymous with her life work. Read full book review >

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A PET FOR MISS WRIGHT by Judy Young
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"The helpful hound is an endearing introduction to the role of an editor, though he really deserves a clever name of his own. (Perhaps in their next adventure…Mr. Basset Buys a Bookshop?) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miss Wright is a lonely writer, tapping away at her computer in her beachfront cabin. Read full book review >

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ROLAND WRIGHT, BOOK 1 by Tony Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"The slightly preachy message about following one's best instincts comes through in this pleasant, undemanding Australian import, first in a series, illustrated with wry humor by Rogers and filled with some interesting details about knights and the Middle Ages. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
It's 1409, and nine-and-a-half-year-old Roland Wright, son of the best armorer in the kingdom, dreams of becoming a brave knight. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Nevertheless, this is an important biography of a woman who also had the Wright stuff. (author's note, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Not many people know that Orville and Wilbur Wright had a third member of the team. Read full book review >

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THE EXTRAORDINARY SUZY WRIGHT by Teri Kanefield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"An excellent resource that shines a spotlight on a previously little-known but highly meritorious woman. (Biography. 10-18)"
Susanna "Suzy" Wright, an English Quaker, traveled to her family's new home in Pennsylvania in 1714 at the age of 16 and grew into a highly intelligent, well-educated, and influential woman. Read full book review >

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THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"An educational and inspiring biography of seminal American innovators."
A charmingly pared-down life of the "boys" that grounds their dream of flight in decent character and work ethic. Read full book review >

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THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by Pamela Duncan Edwards
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2003

"Among the plethora of books on the subject this year, most of them straightforward, none has taken a humorous approach, which makes this more accessible to young readers. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
This author/illustrator duo turns its whimsy to the Wright brothers as they remodel the device of "The House That Jack Built" to explain the steps that led to the historic first flight. Read full book review >