Search Results: "Stephen Taylor"


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DEFIANCE by Stephen Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2017

"An edifying, uncluttered, and enjoyable picture of life in Regency England."
An exhaustive biography of a clever, convivial Regency woman who was "dangerously unconventional, a character too colourful for propriety." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Edward Pellew was 'the First Seaman of the Age.' Taylor illuminates his extraordinary life, and the book is especially vivid and enlightening to landlubbers who don't know a hawser from a yardarm."
In a biography of Edward Pellew (1757-1833), the legendary British captain, Taylor (Storm and Conquest: The Clash of Empires in the Eastern Seas, 1809, 2008) demonstrates his commanding knowledge of naval history, especially during the late-18th and early-19th centuries, a period of some of the greatest battles on the seas. Read full book review >

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MONTSERRAT CABALLÉ by Robert Pullen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"A fine addition to the opera lover's shelf. (16 pages b&w photos)"
Everything you always wanted to know (and perhaps a bit more) about the legendary Spanish soprano—a sensible, readable biography. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF KWANZAA by Donna L. Washington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1996

"A fine primer on a holiday that is fast gaining recognition. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Washington's first book tells about the seven-day festival that begins on December 26 and celebrates the bounty of the earth (Kwanzaa means ``first fruits'' in Swahili) and teaches seven principles or beliefs—one for each day. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >

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TSUNAMI WARNING by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2007

"Older readers will relish the text and come away with a greater appreciation for the scientists who struggle to understand natural disasters in order to keep people safe. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Shaking ground, an exposed sea floor, and a loud roar are natural warnings." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Like her All the Stars in the Sky: Native Stories of the Heavens (2006), this digestible gathering will draw young readers—but fewer storytellers, as there are no source notes. (afterword) (Folktales. 9-11)"
In a slim and watery collection of northerly First Nations tales, land-dwellers fall in love with sea-dwellers, contentious humans are nearly all wiped out in a flood sent by exasperated spirits and the kindly Great Spirit temporarily gives over the souls of the dead to his opposite number, Evil Minded, but keeps them safe from harm by transforming them into ground mist. Read full book review >

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ACTION by Kim Taylor
by Kim Taylor, photographed by Kim Taylor
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: May 1, 1992

"Glossary, index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Splendid color photos coupled with a simple, precise text make this and Taylor's other three titles in the new ``Flying Start Science'' series (Structure; Water; Light) engrossing and exciting introductions to both physical science and the natural world. Read full book review >

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I THOUGHT HE WOULD BE IN JAIL by Steve Taylor
Released: Aug. 7, 2015

"An anecdotal memoir that could possibly appeal to a new generation of free-range parents."
Taylor (Wheels Up, 2014) offers tales of his Southern youth that ramble easily from one high-risk adventure to another. Read full book review >