Search Results: "Thomas A. Underwood"


BOOK REVIEW

A TIGER CALLED THOMAS by Charlotte Zolotow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A heartening episode to share with any shy newcomer. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Now reissued with its third set of illustrations, this 1963 text of Zolotow's remains timeless—not least because the people in it, uncharacteristically, are named rather than generic. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON BUILDS A LIBRARY by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Sure to be enjoyed, this is an engaging study of one of our Founding Father's great legacies. (selected bibliography, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This unusual picture-book biography fosters a new understanding of Thomas Jefferson's life as viewed through his love of books and its impact on our burgeoning nation. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON GROWS A NATION by Peggy Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"It is no small feat to choose but a few facts about such a well-documented life; the choices made and the method of telling are both exemplary. (timeline, further information, notes) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Using Thomas Jefferson's own admissions of passion for both his new country and agriculture, details are given about a few of his activities, inventions, and accomplishments, beginning after the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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FANTASIA ON A THEME OF THOMAS TALLIS by Vaughn Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2010

"A love story lost in a mishmash of intellectual curiosities."
A rich womanizer finds unexpected love with an ailing Mexican immigrant through their shared interest in music, art and literature. Read full book review >

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A GREY MOON OVER CHINA by Thomas A. Day
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Inventive, disturbing, intriguingly populated and utterly fascinating: an altogether remarkable debut."
Uncompromising dramatization of the futility of violence. Read full book review >

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ATOP AN UNDERWOOD by Jack Kerouac
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A curmudgeon might say that, with rare exceptions, teenagers aren't old or experienced enough to create much of real artistic value; Kerouac's early efforts would fit such a maxim."
Kerouac's early writings—from ages 13 to 21—elucidate the formative years and provide insight into the later literature of the author's career. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"A fairly good, if basic, financial primer, despite some readability issues."
A professional real-estate broker presents his thoughts on how to manage and restore one's credit. Read full book review >

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A DANGEROUS BUSINESS by Michael Underwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 1991

"A rather flat, insipid Underwood outing, then, lacking his usual crisp plotting and pace."
London's lawyer-sleuth Rosa Epton (A Compelling Case, etc., etc.) is trying, but not terribly hard, to find out why her ex- client Eddie Ruding, supposedly in jail on a burglary conviction, is sitting in the restaurant in Amsterdam where she and boyfriend Peter Chen have gone for lunch during a weekend holiday. Read full book review >

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THOMAS CROMWELL by Tracy Borman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine rags-to-riches-to-executioner's-block story of a major figure of the English Reformation."
A mildly revisionist biography of Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540). Read full book review >