Search Results: "Stacey Dressen-McQueen"


BOOK REVIEW

BOXES FOR KATJE by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2003

"As heartwarming and uplifting as a bouquet of tulips. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Katje and her family struggle to make due with substitutions for essentials like soap and sugar in Holland, post-WWII. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MAMÁ FORGETS by Robin Cruise
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2006

"Warm and wise. (glossary of Spanish words and phrases) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Mexican-American grandmother may be getting a bit forgetful, but she still remembers what's really important. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"As vivid a demonstration of community as readers are likely to find. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charity and caring for others—the Jewish concept of "tzedakah"—comes full circle in the story of a big sister who demonstrates generosity to a younger sibling through community outreach. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2008

"This iteration of the popular 'wagons-west' theme kicks the energy level up a notch above the usual. (afterword, resource list) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by an actual quilt and armloads of memoirs, this account of an 1859 journey along the Santa Fe Trail bubbles over with verbal and visual vim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Buy where needed. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Hopkins selects 14 child-appealing poems centered on the allure of museums and their treasures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIGGEST SOAP by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"Still, the enchanting tale, set in the South Pacific, will encourage children's creativity and imagination and far outweighs this problem. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kessy loves laundry day, because he can sit and listen to the adults spin wonderful tales as a way to counteract the drudgery of their laborious task. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE MCQUEEN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A dispiriting account of a great star and not-so-great human being."
On-screen and off with the "King of Cool." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Wilson ably and unsparingly portrays the heady, competitive, solipsistic world that celebrated, and ultimately doomed, McQueen."
The astonishing creations and tormented life of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010). Read full book review >

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STEVE MCQUEEN by Marshall Terrill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"Definitive, yes, but less writerly than Penina Speigel's McQueen (1986) and not as moving as Neile McQueen Toffel's My Husband, My Friend (1986). (Photographs)"
Respectful, admiring, well-researched life of film actor Steve McQueen (1930-80), who packed two or three lives into his 50 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT STEVE MCQUEEN by Louise Wener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2005

"Much inferior to The Perfect Play (2004), Wener's first and more mature novel to appear in the US before this fledgling effort, which needn't have made the flight across the Atlantic."
A lame, long-winded tale from Wener, a former lead singer with the Brit pop band Sleeper. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUSLY FASHIONABLE LIFE OF ISABEL BOOKBINDER by Holly McQueen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2010

"A shallow, tedious tour through London's fashion scene."
A ridiculous follow-up to The Glamorous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder (2008) in which a young Londoner wiggles her way into becoming a Top International Fashion Designer. Read full book review >