Search Results: "Stanley Meisler"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A rare example of a gripping institutional history."
A former Peace Corps insider chronicles the history of the agency. Read full book review >

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UNITED NATIONS by Stanley Meisler
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"But generally, a clear-eyed view of an organization as victimized by naive hope as by corrosive cynicism. (photos, not seen)"
An even-handed, realistic history that implicitly measures how far the UN has come in achieving the high hopes its founders held when it was created at the end of WW II. Read full book review >

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SHOCKING PARIS by Stanley Meisler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"Meisler throws new light on Soutine and, more broadly, on the experiences of aspiring immigrant artists in the city that fostered their dreams."
The story of immigrant artists who were celebrated as the School of Paris. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1994

"I Am Roe is a compelling exploration of how one woman negotiates being a symbol and being herself. (Author tour)"
McCorvey, known to the world as Jane Roe, the plaintiff in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. 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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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 >

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ELêNA by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 1996

"In her first novel, Stanley (The True Adventure of Daniel Hall, 1995, etc.) makes ElÇna a one- dimensional figure, but she's such a heroic proponent of following your own heart that she stands above the sentimental story and keeps it involving. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Growing up in Mexico before the Revolution, strong-willed ElÇna goes against Pap†'s orders and the custom of the time to learn to read (``ElÇna took to education like a bird to the air'') and to marry Pablo, a poor Indian with no inheritance (``There was a peacefulness about him that felt like ancient wisdom''). Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Bibliographic note; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
In his first book, a professor with a specialty in California history recreates experiences like those described in The Grapes of Wrath, in a photodocumentary that follows the ``Okies'' from Oklahoma to a California so overcrowded with Dust Bowl refugees that jobs were scarce, wages meager, and the local population so horrified by the crowds of hungry, uneducated migrants that violence against them was common. Read full book review >

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JOPLIN, WISHING by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"With magic and a bit of danger, and touching on themes of family, loss, friendship, misunderstandings, kindness, and second chances, Joplin and Sofie's story is not soon forgotten. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Stanley's fantasy offers an enticing blend of suspense, an ancient curse, a lonely girl, a hint of romance, and a fairy-tale trope. Read full book review >