Search Results: "Steven Watson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 1995

"For a spirited introduction to the midcentury American literary avant-garde, curious readers could do far worse than to start here. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A highly entertaining group biography of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs, and company that skimps on literary criticism but plumbs the Beats' dramatic lives with not-quite-prurient gusto. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The occasional shallows of his wide-ranging account are surpassed by the depth of Watson's presentation of a pivotal cultural moment. (100 b&w photos, not seen)"
A somewhat lite but always engaging account of the modernist movement's development in America, as seen through the prism of a great American opera. Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING AT OUR HOUSE by Wendy Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"A welcome addition to Watson's attractive holiday books. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A family prepares for and celebrates a traditional Thanksgiving, with relatives, old and young, coming from near and far. Read full book review >

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TALKING TO ANGELS by Esther Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"A debut of uncommon, nearly perfect grace. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A book of beautiful mixed-media illustrations, with the look of children's scribbles: painted and repainted, scratched and drawn-over. Read full book review >

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STICK DOG DREAMS OF ICE CREAM by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"The single joke now in its fourth retelling is only for fans of the series…they may prefer squirrel watching to joining Stick Dog this time. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Will Stick Dog and his buddies find a way to beat the heat? Read full book review >

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HOLLY’S CHRISTMAS EVE by Wendy Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Though the story is a simple one, the amusing characters, folksy narrative voice, and attractive illustrations combine into a satisfying, if unusual, Christmas Eve tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ornaments on a glowing Christmas tree have a life and adventures of their own in this tale with a cheerful, retro feeling. Read full book review >

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HURRAY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY by Wendy Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"A pleasure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the manner of Watson's other engaging holiday books (A Valentine for You, 1991), a simple narrative of a small-town family's Fourth of July celebration (``Everything is red, white, and blue, even breakfast''), interspersed with lively traditional verse (``Strawberry, blueberry, cream of tartum,/ Tell me the initials of your sweetheartum''). Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FATHER FOX’S CHRISTMAS RHYMES by Clyde Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2003

"Like the bright flames in the foxes' hearth, this charming collection 'will toast the toes and warm the heart.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
The frisky fox family from the Watsons' beloved classic Father Fox's Pennyrhymes (1971) celebrates Christmas together in this beautifully designed tribute to an old-fashioned holiday season. Read full book review >

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THE MARKET LADY AND THE MANGO TREE by Pete Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"For both, a strong debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sitting solid and capable amid her produce, ``Market Lady'' schemes: she'll capture the mangoes on the tree above her before they fall to the ground—where by custom they would be fair prey for the eager children flocking around her stall. Read full book review >

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A Window on the Door by James Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A haunting and beautiful tale of friendship, forgiveness, and forgetting."
Two men—a wayward teenager and a weathered priest—share their demons in this debut novel. Read full book review >