Search Results: "Stewart Ross"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Himler's evocative paintings and black-and-white line drawings portray the talent and genius of this American writer, against the landscapes and vistas that he made his own. (chronology, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
This is a well-written and illuminating picture-book length biography of a man whose humorous view of life and somewhat wild side appeal to readers of all ages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 17, 1999

Subtitled "A concise guide to a century of contrast and change," with "concise" as the key word, this slim survey takes sweeping, single-spread glances at wars, the decline of empires, show business, the battle for racial and sexual equality, the globalization of US culture, and other major themes of this century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"An altogether agreeable package for armchair explorers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Biesty's trademark amusing, informatively detailed illustrations are a highlight of this entertaining examination of several voyages of exploration. Read full book review >

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EGYPT by Stewart Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not the most systematic way to learn about ancient Egypt at its height, but a compelling journey for visual learners and armchair travelers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Populating his huge scenes with enough tiny figures to fill several ancient cities, Biesty takes a lad and his merchant father down the Nile during the reign of Ramses II, pausing for tours of Amun-Ra's temple at Karnak, the Valley of Kings and other prominent spots, culminating in a royal audience at the great palace at Piramesse in the Nile delta. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE DEAD by Stewart Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Still, there's more flash here than substance; steer learners, visual or otherwise, to the plethora of more systematic surveys already out there. (index, no resource lists) (Fiction/nonfiction. 10-12)"
This fiction/nonfiction hybrid features topical spreads on life in the early Roman Empire, loosely connected by a story, told in graphic novel-style panels running along the margins, of two young North African captives sold into slavery. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND JANE EYRE by Stewart Ross
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Still, this is a creative approach to biography, certain to encourage readers to take longer looks at Charlotte Brontâ's novels and her life. (chronology, further reading) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Ross (Shakespeare and Macbeth, 1994) takes a look at Charlotte Brontâ's life and how it influenced the writing of Jane Eyre, hoping to inspire readers to tackle that novel. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE AND MACBETH by Stewart Ross
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A terrific job of making the vitality of Shakespeare accessible. (Index; chronology; bibliography and further reading; foreword by Kenneth Branagh) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection) (Nonfiction/Picture book. 10+)"
In this superb book, Ross (World Leaders, not reviewed) not only makes Macbeth live—he also makes the drama behind the play come alive as well. Read full book review >

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TOYS by David Stewart
by David Stewart, illustrated by David Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"This and the other titles in the Black & White series may well become favorites for tots to chew on until they graduate to Donald Crews' graphically striking classics, such as Truck and Freight Train. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
There is much to talk about with baby in this sturdy, wordless, black-and-white board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BREAK A HEART by Kiera Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Although overlong and narrowly aimed at romantically minded early-adolescent girls, this story will reward tenacious readers with a touching conclusion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
After 13-year-old Mabry Collins is dropped by her heartthrob, Nick Wainwright, (her 19th straight dumping in a row), Thad Bell, a boy with his own grudge against Nick, promises to teach her how to become the yin to Nick's yang. Read full book review >

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YOU HAVE SEVEN MESSAGES by Stewart Lewis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Dull spots and credibility issues surrounded by good moments, realistic romance and psychological insight make this a mixed bag for teenage girls. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When 15-year-old Luna finds her dead mother's cell phone, she embarks upon a quest to learn the truth about her death and, in a larger sense, her life. Read full book review >