Search Results: "Suzanne Slade"


BOOK REVIEW

SUZANNE VALADON by June Rose
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 1999

In this entertaining and informative book, Rose (Modigliani: The Pure Bohemian, 1991) chronicles the tumultuous life of a French woman whose exceptional talent and determination earned her the admiration of her more famous contemporaries. Read full book review >

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THE MUSIC IN GEORGE'S HEAD by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Bravo! (author's note, illustrator's note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Slade illuminates George Gershwin's creative process, from inception to premiere of "Rhapsody in Blue." Read full book review >

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WHAT’S NEW AT THE ZOO by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2009

"The solid math and informative backmatter make this a worthwhile addition to libraries and math programs. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On a visit to the zoo, a young boy counts the animal babies and parents in each enclosure, the accompanying rhyme encouraging readers to do the math along with him. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS JANE by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An attractive volume introducing an important American to young readers. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Jane Addams' life was dedicated to helping others. Read full book review >

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OUT OF SCHOOL AND INTO NATURE by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"An inspirational must-read for budding scientists and those who teach them. (notes, bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Slade and Lanan bring the biography of scientist Anna Comstock to young readers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Thumbnail biographies of other changemakers and a timeline follow the text. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
When work was begun on the Lincoln Memorial in 1914, no one could have imagined the history that would later unfold at the site. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This biographical gem places the spotlight on a friendship far ahead of its time. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Two important historical figures from separate worlds come together for the common purpose of freedom. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Sure to see—and worthy of—plenty of use, and not just in election years. (author's list of sources and suggested resources to learn more) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
A simple, well-constructed overview takes a close look at how the magnificent house at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. was built on an empty piece of land with a view of the Potomac. Read full book review >

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MYSTERIOUS MISS SLADE by Dick King-Smith
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2000

"The climactic bits give shape to the story, but it hardly needs it: with a donkey to ride, plenty of playful dogs and cats, and a neverending supply of chips and cookies, Maggie makes a neighbor almost any child would love to have. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The author of Spider Sparrow (2000) again looks to society's margins, chronicling the growth of an unlikely friendship between a seedy, solitary septuagenarian and a newly arrived young family. Read full book review >

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Slade River by Timothy Shambley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"A pleasant escape that's light on tension, suitable for fans of the genre."
An old-fashioned Western extolling the heroic exploits of two Texas Rangers in the 1800s. Read full book review >

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SLADE HOUSE by David Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Though there's something of an inside joke happening on every page, Mitchell serves up a story that wouldn't be out of place alongside The Turn of the Screw. Ingenious, scary, and downright weird."
At the end of life, does a writer's every word flash before his or her eyes? Read full book review >

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ROXANNA SLADE by Reynolds Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 1998

"Roxana is a memorable figure, and further indication of Price's quiet, precise power as a novelist."
A lovingly detailed record of a long and seemingly modest life, given resonance by the prolific Price's extraordinary language and his sharp eye for the subtle complexities of character (The Promise of Rest , 1995, etc.). Read full book review >