Search Results: "Shane Evans"


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SHANE by Jack Schaefer
Released: Oct. 14, 1949

"A real superiority here, narrative and literary."
A classic touch to this story of fiddlefooted, withdrawn, softspoken Shane who drifts in, stays on with Wyoming homesteader Starrett. Read full book review >

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WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >

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WALKER EVANS by James R. Mellow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Well written, lively, and thoroughly documented, Mellow's biography is a fine contribution to American art and cultural history."
A superb biography of a photographer who, dead for a quarter of a century, still exerts a powerful influence. Read full book review >

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EVANS ABOVE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1997

"Llanfair, with its challenging mountain and well drawn locals, is appealing, as is Constable Evans, a kind of Welsh version of M.C. Beaton's Hamish MacBeth."
A pleasingly unpretentious debut that introduces Constable Evan Evans, newly arrived in Llanfair, a village at the foot of Mount Snowden in North Wales. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 1995

"Rathbone tells why Evans's vision of America was archetypal and powerfully original, but his persona remains an elusive presence behind the work. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable and cautiously polite, this first full-length biography of photography giant Evans is nonetheless a long overdue contribution to scholarship. Read full book review >

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WE MARCH by Shane W.  Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Share with readers of all ages as a beautiful message about peaceful protest and purposeful action. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An African-American family awakens before dawn to prepare for the historic March on Washington in August, 1963. Read full book review >

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EVANS TO BETSY by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2002

"Too much plot and not enough Evan in this readable but overambitious outing."
Another return to Llanfair and affable Constable Evan Evans (Evan Can Wait, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHEN GORILLA GOES WALKING by Nikki Grimes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A great cover—a close-up of green-eyed, gray Gorilla's head with tongue licking her chops—is sure to entice cat lovers everywhere. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl named Cecilia describes her affection and relationship with her cat, Gorilla, in short snappy poems. Read full book review >

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UNDERGROUND by Shane W.  Evans
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Lengthier accounts of travel on the Underground Railroad abound, but few if any portray the experience with such compelling immediacy. (afterword) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Powerfully expressive imagery will sweep young viewers into this suspenseful journey along the Underground Railroad. Read full book review >

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OLU'S DREAM by Shane W.  Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"While the simple rhyming text of successive couplets is regrettably inelegant, this is a pleasant story that encourages readers to use their creative capacities. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Curly-haired Olu would rather play than sleep, but when Dad and Mom turn off the lights, the vivacious tyke embarks on a series of fantastical dreams. Read full book review >

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SHANE COMES HOME by Rinker Buck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"A fine and moving story, full of heroes."
An affecting portrait of the first American combat fatality in the Iraq war, and of those who suffered his loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIXED ME! by Taye Diggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"If all kids had the confidence about who they are that Mike has, what a wonderful world this would be. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Some kids call him "Mixed-up Mike," but the protagonist makes clear that he isn't mixed-up at all—just mixed. Read full book review >