Search Results: "Roland Flamini"


BOOK REVIEW

SOVEREIGN by Roland Flamini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 1991

"A good read, with a lot of inside detail, but a bit like those broad histories of American political campaigns before Theodore White really started analyzing them."
There may be no family in the world of whom one reads so much yet knows so little as the British Royal Family, but Flamini (Ava, 1982; Pope, Premier, President, 1980) now gives us an informed and credible if still discreet portrait, timed to coincide with the queen's 65th birthday. Read full book review >

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THALBERG by Roland Flamini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 1994

"An essential glimpse into the hot center of early filmmaking. (B&w photographs)"
Second full-fledged life of Irving G. Thalberg (the first being Bob Thomas's Thalberg, 1969), the Hollywood boy- wonder/producer (1899-1936) upon whom F. Scott Fitzgerald drew for his hero Monroe Stahr in The Last Tycoon. Read full book review >

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ROLAND by Nelly Stéphane
Released: June 15, 1958

"Little Roland has an extraordinary gift with the crayon. In fact, whatever he draws comes to life. A delightful knock, but at times it gets complicated, for outside of his ability to draw poor little children the gifts they could normally not afford, he also threatens his mother with turning her tidy home into a menagerie of animated creatures. Roland compromises in the end, but not until he and his renders have enjoyed an afternoon of most lively Gallic whimsy.</p>"
<p>There is no doubt about it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"Surprisingly informative, even lively: a balanced treatment of the two empires, and a hard look at the hopes and fears surrounding Benedict XVI's ascension."
Italian journalist Franco reports on the relatively new, developing relationship between the United States and the Holy See. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Hardly definitive, then—but endearingly chatty, much in the spirit of Barthes himself."
This first full biography of Roland Barthes (191580) provides a useful overview of the celebrated literary and cultural critic's career, without taking itself too seriously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF ROLAND by Julia Cunningham
Released: March 12, 1983

"But like other Cunningham stories of medieval travels, orphans, and the like, it has a frozen, sanctimonious quality."
Cunningham's latest medieval allegory concerns Tegonec, who makes his living with his donkey cart, and the talking wolf who materializes by the roadside and devours his donkey, Fanfare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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MONKEY ME AND THE PET SHOW by Timothy Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A silly story with even sillier comic-book-style illustrations for transitioning readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Monkey business continues in this second installment of the Monkey Me series for transitional and early readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE CITY by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Endlessly entertaining for all ages, as well as subtly educational. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Three siblings take turns describing their family's trip to the city, with 14 panoramic pictures. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ME AND THE GOLDEN MONKEY by Tim Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"While this series doesn't have aspirations to high literature, it does fulfill an important developmental reading need with high-interest humor and adventure. (Adventure. 6-8)"
Monkey business allows young children to make a serious transition from early readers to chapter books. Read full book review >

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ON THE FARM by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Harvey's mirth and ingenuity are apparent throughout, and though some components misfire, many more are delightfully daffy. Like a big box of chocolates. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Uncle Kevin has a farm, e-i-e-i-oh, there's a lot going on there! Read full book review >

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IN THE BUSH by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Off drive the narrators the next morning, sharing their favorite parts and inviting readers to add others—which will be hard to pick. (endpaper maps) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this companion to the equally rollicking At the Beach (May 2006), Harvey takes a family of vacationers into the far-from-deserted outback. Read full book review >