Search Results: "Saci Lloyd"


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THE CARBON DIARIES 2015 by Saci Lloyd
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 22, 2009

"Enough, at least. (Science fiction. 13-15)"
With eco-thrillers rapidly becoming the new vampire romance, it takes a special one to stand out. Read full book review >

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THE CARBON DIARIES 2017 by Saci Lloyd
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Captivating. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Two years have passed since the Carbon Diaries 2015 (2009), and Laura just wants to play punk music. Read full book review >

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MOMENTUM by Saci Lloyd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Fun, roof-jumping adventure that could benefit from subtler Occupy ideology. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a near-future dystopia, a rich boy and a wrong-side-of-the-tracks girl find love while fighting the corrupt system. Read full book review >

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LLOYD LLAMA by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Rough around the edges, but readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink llama and a blue alpaca find common ground in this orthographically themed friendship story. 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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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Frances A. Davis
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 31, 1996

"Readers of this uncommonly rich biography will discover not only Wright's genius, but his heart and soul as well. (b&w photos, diagrams, sources, bibliograpy, index) (Biography. 10+)"
A faithful recounting of the story of the ``Maverick Architect,'' packed with colorful detail: Wright's mother taped pictures of cathedrals over his crib and brought him special toy blocks to stir his desire to build. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology; glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. YA+)"
A handsome, large-sized volume, attractively illustrated with photos, Wright's own drawings, and decorative designs based on his works, but one whose audience is a bit problematic. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Ada Louise Huxtable
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2004

"So, too, is Huxtable's biography: a fine and unsparing appreciation of an American original."
Eminent architectural critic meets eminent but-ever-so difficult architect. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Susan Goldman Rubin
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"As books about Wright abound, this, though handsome, is at best supplemental. (No bibliography; cursory index) (Biography. 12- 15)"
Appealing book design can't rescue a leaden look at the life and work of the eminent architect. Read full book review >

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LLOYD: WHAT HAPPENED by Stanley Bing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1998

"A scathingly snide, occasionally grating send-up of American business that's rendered with expertise, affection, and flashes of satiric brilliance by one who's lived it. (Author tour)"
Gassy, deadpan first novel, a tour de farce that both reviles and celebrates the pretentious, treacherous, and luxurious world of corporate middle management, revealed here by Fortune magazine's business columnist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"This book, unlike the friendship it chronicles, can't be saved."
If as the author claims, ``friendship is distinctly underdeveloped'' as a field of study, this weak account of the relationship between David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill is unlikely to promote the concept. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 1995

"The photos and illustrations (many in color) are handsome, but they can only enhance, never compete with, the drama of Wright's words."
As the articles, speeches, interviews, and books included here attest, the 1940s was a busy and honor-filled decade for America's most famous architect: Fallingwater and the Johnson Wax administration building were completed; the American Institute of Architects awarded him its Gold Medal; and he was commissioned to design New York's Guggenheim Museum. Read full book review >