Search Results: "Roland Flamini"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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AT THE BEACH by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

Harvey offers a set of aerial beach scenes for less maniacal Where's Waldo? fans to pore over, featuring several dozen tiny vacationers sunning themselves, playing in the sand, visiting the nearby hamlet or generally mucking about. Read full book review >

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THE ROOFTOP ROCKET PARTY by Roland Chambers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Crisp writing, top-notch composition, and exuberant illustrations from blueprint endpaper to blueprint endpaper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Finn's summer visit to "famous rocket scientist" Doctor Gass is a serious and glorious adventure. 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 >

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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 >

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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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THE EDGE by Roland Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Fails to summit. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Only months after an aborted attempt to summit Everest (Peak, 2007), 15-year-old Peak Marcello travels with his mother and a crew of videographers to Afghanistan to participate in an international peace climb.Read full book review >

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PEAK by Roland Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2007

"Teachers will want to pair this with Mark Pfetzer's Within Reach: My Everest Story (1998). (Fiction. 12-15)"
Dare-devil mountain-climber Peak Marcello (14), decides to scale the Woolworth Building and lands in jail. Read full book review >