Search Results: "Rosalind Kerven"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSALIND by Angela Thirlwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A model of popular Shakespearean scholarship: engagingly accessible and contagiously enthusiastic."
Thirlwell (Into the Frame: The Four Loves of Ford Madox Brown, 2010, etc.) turns to a fictional subject in her charming appraisal of the gender-bending protagonist of As You Like It. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND by Myra Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Rites of passage for the boomers—whose angsts, even when life-threatening, seem overanalyzed and overblown—coolly observed in taut, edgy prose."
In one of those literate and hip novels that are more about the head than the heart, an unexpected encounter with mortality is the catalyst for a family of urban sophisticates to examine their lives and finally grow up. Read full book review >

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RAMADAN AND ID-UL-FITR by Rosalind Kerven
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Books on Islamic topics are sorely needed, but this title, which lacks even a resource list, just grazes the surface. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Filled with color photos of Muslims all over the world fasting during Ramadan and then celebrating the fast's end during Id-ul-Fitr, this entry in a British series has been minimally updated since its initial publication in 1997. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET WORLD OF MAGIC by Rosalind Kerven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Eurocentric slant aside (in her cameo, the Native-American Spider Woman has blond hair and European features), this joins the likes of Monika Beisner's Secret Spells and Curious Charms (1985) as prime browsing material for young dreamers. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Kerven plays to believers in this distillation of magical lore from cultures worldwide. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND FRANKLIN by Brenda Maddox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"At once a scientific exploration and a personal history, Maddox's biography is inviting and ultimately satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This engagingly direct biography of Franklin encapsulates her vital contributions to science and in particular the deciphering of DNA while providing a durable portrait of a forceful personality. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND AND THE LITTLE DEER by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Sweetly illogical and very old-fashioned. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl's grandfather is sad because he cannot paint, so she tells him to make a picture book with her, in this tale translated from Swedish and originally published in 1924. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Engaging and fun to read, but for a more subtle study, see Myraim Miedzian's Boys Will Be Boys (p. 587)."
The lurid title suits this swift, wry, anecdotal survey of the pitiful confusion that Miles (The Women's History of the World, 1989; Women and Power, 1986) finds in the lives of adult men: Acculturated largely by women to identify with their penises (which makes them prone to violence), they are, she says, ``dislocated'' by the women's movement, frustrated, angry, and even more violent than historically they have been known to be. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA’S BEACH by Rosalind Beardshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A subtle and positively uplifting duo that will easily help any child through those inevitable crestfallen moments in life. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sometimes creative and inventive grandparents can provide the best solutions for the disappointments a child may encounter. Read full book review >

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THE FROG PRINCESS by Rosalind Allchin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Readers will jump for this tongue-in-cheek variation on the theme of being careful what you wish for. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A dreamy frog discovers that the life of a Royal isn't all crunchy flies and cool waters in this sardonic debut. Read full book review >

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JANE CROW by Rosalind Rosenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2017

"Assiduous research and clear prose give Murray her due."
A cradle-to-grave account about one of the most interesting, accomplished, and controversial figures in 20th-century America who is far too little known. Read full book review >

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THE SUGAR PAVILION by Rosalind Laker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1994

"Leisurely, long, stiff as a board in places, but with some yum-yum desserts."
From period-romancer Laker (The Venetian Mask, 1992; etc.), a tale of smuggling, the plight of ÇmigrÇ aristocrats during the French Revolution, the amours of the future George IV, and the art of the confectionery trade—all in the 1790's seaside resort of Brighton. Read full book review >