Search Results: "Stanley Cloud"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 1996

"A nicely told look back at what was, and a glimpse of what might have been, in the field of broadcast journalism."
An absorbing, frequently poignant narrative about the heroes of CBS radio news, the men and women who set the standards for broadcast journalism during WW II, and about what happened to the heroes, and the standards, in the years that followed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2003

"A fine portrait, and a well-placed condemnation of a shameful episode in history: the betrayal of Poland."
A lively tale of Poland's famed WWII fighter wing, which contributed materially to the RAF's victory in the Battle of Britain. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A deliciously grand romp for any oenophile."
Geography, history and viticulture lessons abound in this buoyant tale of brotherhood and Bordeaux. Read full book review >

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MICHELANGELO by Diane Stanley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"It deserves heavy representation in home, school, and public library collections. (Biography. 9+)"
Stanley is the premier creator of handsome, artistically ambitious, and factually accurate illustrated books that explore and explain the lives and times of major figures throughout history (Joan of Arc, 1998; Leonardo Da Vinci, 1996). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An excellent introduction that will lead older children (and adults) to the music. (author's notes, chronology, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
At three, Mozart heard his older sister play the clavier and copied her. Read full book review >

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JOAN OF ARC by Diane Stanley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

From Stanley (Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter, 1997, etc.), a sympathetic biography that is also a straightforward affair, captured in gemlike illustrations that feign a Book of Hours touch—though many are drenched in piety—recounting the story of Joan's life. Read full book review >

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GEORGE MILLS by Stanley Elkin
Released: Oct. 25, 1982

"So, though this 488-page novel is a leaky collection of parts rather than one whole strong book (Elkin is a short-form writer no matter how he's packaged), connoisseurs of comic fiction will consider it required reading: a brilliant set of flags blowing the irrepressible wind of Elkin's fierce, bold comedy."
George Mills, who lives in St. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER BOWL by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2011

"A most worthy and enjoyable entry in the 'feisty female' fantasy genre. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Veteran Stanley concocts a delicious blend of familiar fairy-tale motifs and intriguing, well-rounded characters to create an engaging fantasy. Read full book review >

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A TIME APART by Diane Stanley
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The specifics of the Iron Age experiment are compelling, but the ending, as hasty in its pacing as the set-up was leisurely, is disappointingly feeble. (Fiction. 11- 14)"
Her mother's cancer surgery and anticipated follow-up treatment is the catalyst for Ginny's trip to England, where she will live with her professor father, Hugh; she hasn't seen him in a year, and hasn't lived with him since her parents divorced. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"The facts of this history speak volumes, and as such, need no emotional embellishment to be effective. (maps, b&w photos and illustrations, index, not seen, bibliography, notes) (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
In the Library of American Indian History series, a detailed account of the deportation of the Cherokee from the southeastern US to Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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PETROSINELLA by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"An elegant alternative to the Brothers Grimm. (Picture book/folklore. 8-10)"
Stanley (Cleopatra, 1994, etc.) combines her 1981 illustrations for this tale with a new, less-contrived, more modern-sounding retelling. Read full book review >