Search Results: "Walt Larimore"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"A useful guide for readers wanting a Christian look at boys' physical and sexual development. (note to parents, appendices, afterword) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
"Dr. Walt" offers advice with a Christian perspective for boys wondering about their bodies as they enter puberty. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"A worthy tribute. (Biography. 10-14)"
Walt Whitman is a rich subject for biography: a long and peripatetic life; jobs that ranged from schoolteacher to printer to Civil War hospital nurse; famed as a journalist, essayist, and above all as a poet. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Jerome Loving
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"A useful academic biography, but not one to capture the imagination of the general reader."
Perhaps every age needs to reinterpret its icons, but this first full-length, critical biography of Walt Whitman in nearly 20 years, while perfectly serviceable and replete with modest insights and discoveries, is primarily for scholars. Read full book review >

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WALT DISNEY by Russell Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Interested readers will want to refer to the bibliography to locate more in-depth information. (Biography. 8-12)"
A uniquely readable, if extremely simplified, biography of a fascinating man, subtitled ``His Life in Pictures,'' and consisting mostly of collages of black-and-white photographs with extensive captions, quotes from interviews with Disney, and occasional narrative to keep it flowing along. Read full book review >

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IN WALT WE TRUST by John Marsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2015

"Marsh confesses his love for the legendary poet, and by the end of this insightful homage, readers are likely to feel the same."
Marsh (English/Pennsylvania State Univ.; Hog Butchers, Beggars, and Busboys: Poverty, Labor, and the Making of Modern American Poetry, 2011, etc.) shares his affection for Walt Whitman in this gentle, thoughtful consideration of the poet's relevance to 21st-century America.Read full book review >

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WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Its main audience will likely be drawn either by nostalgia, curiosity about the animated filmmaking process, or the enduring appeal of the tale itself. (Fairy tale. 7-11)"
In this "bibbity-bobbity-boo"-less rendition of the classic film's plot, Rylant focuses on larger themes—"Every day Cinderella wished for Love"—rather than characters, crafting a lyrical romance free of sympathetic small animals, songs, much dialogue or even (with the titular exception) names. Read full book review >

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SMALL WALT by Elizabeth Verdick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Charming and endearing: 'ChuggaMmmm-hmmm!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
The smallest in a fleet of snowplows always gets picked last in a snowstorm, but he and his driver, Gus, show that teamwork and perseverance pay off. Read full book review >

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WALT DISNEY by Bill Scollon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"An iconic success story that has often been told before but rarely so one-dimensionally or with such firm adherence to the company line. (bibliography) (Biography. 8-10)"
A squeaky-clean biography of the original Mouseketeer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Gabler's remarkable biography lends Mickey's creator new dimensions and sets the standard for future biographies."
Monumental life of the contradictory impresario who founded a powerful entertainment empire and, for better or worse, "helped establish American popular culture as the dominant culture in the world." Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Barbara Kerley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A cultural force rendered with power and immediacy for a new generation. (notes, sources, poetry excerpts) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A visual and textual portrait of America's most revolutionary and celebrated poet. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Gary Schmidgall
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"An unfailingly humane treatment. (photos, not seen)"
A book about ``the most gaily, muscularly, and relentlessly phallic writer in the annals of literature.'' Schmidgall, who is also Oscar Wilde's biographer (The Stranger Wilde, 1994), has chosen here not to write a biography in the usual way. Read full book review >