Search Results: "Sydney Taylor"


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SYDNEY by Geoffrey Moorhouse
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Moorhouse is a crackerjack travel writer and storyteller, and he has impeccable timing: Sydney will host the 27th Olympiad this summer, which ought to spur plenty of interest in the city."
A keen tour of Sydney, Australia—streetwise and savvy, both culturally and historically—from Moorhouse (Sun Dancing, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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SYDNEY by Jan Morris
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"The old dazzle still at work."
Clean-limbed description of the great port by Morris (O Canada, p. 307, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: May 11, 1978

"A reasonable decision, given her doubts—and a story carefully built on the realities of a warm, supportive home and a rocky show-biz career."
Talented Ella, now 18, has to choose between a tacky vaudeville tour—her lucky break—and handsome, upstanding Jules in this latest expansion of the All-of-a-Kind-Family chronicles (which, in time-sequence, follows Uptown). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 9, 1972

"The unabashed sentimentality is made disarming as usual by lovingly evoked textures of Lower East Side life (the Hebrew school play, the settlement house party, the Simchas Torah celebration) and sympathetic humor."
Sydney Taylor has not lost her touch for recreating the everyday experiences of an early 1900's Jewish family with uncloying warmth and appealing immediacy. Read full book review >

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A PAPA LIKE EVERYONE ELSE by Sydney Taylor
Released: Oct. 30, 1966

"Good butter and eggs, not enough yeast."
For immigrants to America, the sadness of farewell preceded the joy of arrival and before the Lower East Side came the village in Eastern Europe. Read full book review >

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DEFENDING TAYLOR by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"Read it for Taylor's journey but not for anything deeper. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When a Tennessee senator's daughter is expelled from her posh prep school, she faces challenges at her new, public high school. Read full book review >

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PETER TAYLOR by Hubert H. McAlexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Of use and interest to students of southern letters and postwar American fiction."
A workmanlike biography of the noted southern writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1992

"A thorough and significant contribution to Civil War scholarship."
From rare-book dealer Parrish, an engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader. Read full book review >

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TAYLOR FIVE by Ann Halam
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 9, 2004

"The third-person narrative has more explanation than action, but the bold concept makes this a good match with Nancy Farmer's stronger work, The House of the Scorpion. (Fiction. 10+)"
"What does it mean to be a clone? How is a clone supposed to feel?" Read full book review >

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ZACHARY TAYLOR by John S.D. Eisenhower
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Adequate sketch of Taylor's accomplishments without a great deal of flesh or heart."
Old Rough and Ready gets proficient, if somewhat lackluster treatment in this latest volume of the American Presidents series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An enjoyable extended footnote to the lives of the better known."
An engaging account of an author and his editor wife who may be obscure even to critics of modernist literature. Read full book review >

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DANNY LOVES A HOLIDAY by Sydney Taylor
Released: Dec. 3, 1981

"But, again, the warmth of feeling and the general vitality of the telling will effectively counter the didacticism—for many."
When (most of) these stories of Danny and the Jewish holidays appeared in Highlights for Children in the Fifties, Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family series was almost the only presentation of Jewish family life on library shelves; and to explain the holidays, librarians usually reached for Florence Mary Fitch's all-enlightening One God. Read full book review >