Search Results: "Tom Carhart"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An earnest reflection on war and peace from a commander's unique point of view."
Leadership lessons from a life of war and peace. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"More cynical than her usual Anne Tyler-lite approach, Berg's depiction of her characters' mid-life follies and ongoing struggles with the specter of aging is at times hilarious, at times sad, but this time she steers clear of the maudlin to go for the jugular."
A 40th high-school reunion reawakens old insecurities and crushes among former geeks, jocks, wallflowers and beauty queens. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2001

"Could be dangerous for anyone who doesn't yet own a piano. Apartment dwellers in particular should approach with caution."
History blends seamlessly with memoir in this paean to the piano. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE ENDLESS RIVER by Thad Carhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Sensitively compares and contrasts the Old World with the New, but could have done with more plotting and characterization."
Nonfiction author Carhart (The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, 2001) turns to bio-fiction in a description-heavy historical based on real people and events. Read full book review >

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FINDING FONTAINEBLEAU by Thad Carhart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016

"Those lucky enough to have lived and attended school in Europe will love this book, and anyone heading to Paris will surely add Fontainebleau to his or her schedule."
The author of The Piano Shop on the Left Bank (2001) returns with another celebration of France.Read full book review >

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CLOUDETTE by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Sweet and sunny. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lichtenheld takes a charming turn with the "tiny but mighty" theme. Read full book review >

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DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Pitch-perfect middle-school milieu and enough Star Wars references (and laughs) to satisfy fans and win new ones. (paper-folding instructions) (Graphic hybrid fiction. 9-14)"
Can tiny paper guru Origami Yoda save nerdy Dwight (from whose finger Yoda pontificates) from Principal Rabbski's unfounded suspension (and worse)? Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE FIREFIGHTERS by Tom Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A small trim size, minimal text, speech bubbles, onomatopoeia and the presence of the station Dalmatian make this a sweetly intimate choice for introducing firefighting and fire safety to preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Their dinner interrupted by the fire alarm, five firefighters (including a woman and representing four different races) get dressed while dashing to the fire engine. Read full book review >

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JINGLE BABIES by Tom Arma
by Tom Arma, photographed by Tom Arma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It's not great art, but it will make a thoughtful stand-in for a Christmas card, as well as a festive standby for the teething set. (Board book. 1-3)"
Jingle Babies ($6.95; Oct. 1, 1996; 12 pp.; 0-448-41139-3): Arma's full-color photographs may ring a bell with readers acquainted with Anne Geddes's work (The Twelve Days of Christmas, 1995, etc.) involving even younger infants than the ones dressed up here. Read full book review >

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SOUL LOOKS BACK IN WONDER by Tom Feelings
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An outstandingly beautiful and powerful book. (Poetry/Picture book. 7+)"
Continuing the reflection and celebration of African-American experiences begun in Something On My Mind (with Nikki Grimes, 1978) and Daydreamers (with Eloise Greenfield, 1981), Feelings pairs 13 poems (either new or, for the most part, previously inaccessible) by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Walter Dean Myers, Margaret Walker, et al., with complex artwork involving blueprinting, stencilling, collage, and spray-painting. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT PIRATES by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

Accurately subtitled "A collection of made-up facts, educated guesses, and silly pictures about bad guys of the high seas," this study affirms many popular misconceptions about these archetypal villains. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S WITH THIS ROOM? by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Bright and busy illustrations bring the amazingly messy room to life with a wide variety of perspectives, and the endpapers include funny room-cleaning tips. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lots of kids have messy bedrooms, but the little boy in this rhyming story has such a pigpen of a room that "you'd have to clean up just to call it a mess." Read full book review >