Search Results: "Thatcher Heldring"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEAGUE by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"The action scenes add a level of excitement that will keep sports fans reading. (Fiction 10-14)"
A conscientious, undersized middle schooler decides he wants sports success even if it means lying about the secret league he joins. Read full book review >

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ROY MORELLI STEPS UP TO THE PLATE by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"With plenty of well-described baseball action and a protagonist to care about, this will be a hit with young baseball fans. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A .370 average is great in baseball but not so great in history class, and since Roy Morelli is failing history, his parents won't allow him to play for the Pilchuk All-Star team; he has to get a tutor and raise his grades first. Read full book review >

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THE FOOTBALL GIRL by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Tessa's ferocious competitiveness is appealing, though her ambivalence about football gives the lie to the determined-looking girl on the cover. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Whether a girl might want to play football is the thread that holds together this dual narrative of a sports novel and a budding romance, told in alternating voices by the two sweethearts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"Scoop-seekers are somewhat better off with Thatcher's memoirs."
The most comprehensive and representative collection to date of the former British prime minister's landmark speeches, edited by longtime Thatcher adviser Harris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET THATCHER by Charles Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2013

"Well-balanced, though not likely to sway either detractors or admirers one way or another. We look forward to the planned sequel, covering the years of Thatcher's political decline."
The authorized, remarkably evenhanded biography of the grimly divisive, late Iron Lady of Britain. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Jonathan Aitken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"More than serviceable, but best for readers of conservative views themselves. Others will want to turn to more critical commentators."
An admiring biography of the Iron Lady by a former "Tory back-bencher" who played a role in her government. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Charles Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Moore will probably not change minds about the Iron Lady, but readers inclined to be as fair-minded as he will find much of interest in his account of her years in power."
British historian/writer Moore delivers the second volume in his authorized biography of the pioneering—and divisive—prime minister. Read full book review >

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REAGAN AND THATCHER by Richard Aldous
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2012

"A revealing look at the political marriage of two titans, who, like Roosevelt and Churchill, will be forever linked in history."
A historian charts the ups, downs, and in-betweens of a transatlantic partnership that defined an era. Read full book review >

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THE ACTUAL & TRUTHFUL ADVENTURES OF BECKY THATCHER by Jessica Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Delightful. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Here's a different Becky Thatcher: She spews spitballs, prefers overalls to dresses, takes dares from boys and tracks down criminals. Read full book review >

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THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER by Hilary Mantel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"'What would Anita Brookner do?' asks one of Mantel's protagonists. The answer, we'd like to think, is this: She'd read Mantel's latest, and she'd delight in it."
Best known for historical novels such as Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring up the Bodies (2012), Mantel proves herself a skilled practitioner of short fiction as well.Read full book review >

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THE TOY FAIRY by Stephanie Thatcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A fairy tale that's more morality than magic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to do when a boy won't clean his room? Read full book review >