Search Results: "Walter Edgar"


BOOK REVIEW

WALTER by Barbara Wersba
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"Funny and poignant by turns, here's a sweetly quirky love story of letters. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A small but very nearly perfect gem depicts the growing friendship between a literarily-minded rat and an aging author of children's books. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Still, by highlighting an often overlooked theater of battle, Edgar provides a solid addition to the Revolutionary War literature."
A useful study of the Revolutionary War as it played out in a remote—but critically important—region of the southern colonies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2008

"Able tribute to a boundary-smashing activist."
Compact, insightful biography seeks to restore the historical importance of the energetic, light-skinned NAACP secretary whose leadership laid the groundwork for the civil-rights movement. Read full book review >

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WALTER WAS WORRIED by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Opportunities for read-aloud interaction abound here; children may enjoy spelling out the face-words or discussing how they feel in different climatic scenarios, from puzzling fog to shocking lightning to frightening thunder. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Moods can change as quickly as the weather, and this innovative concept book cleverly illustrates the range and volatility of both. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALTER WINCHELL by Michael Herr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1990

"Sumptuous entertainment."
A movie novel of tremendous sweep and detail, zapping us with the America of the Thirties and Forties as seen through the eyes of gossip-monger Walter Winchell. Read full book review >

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WALTER LIPPMANN by Craufurd D. Goodwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Opening up new perspectives on past political debates, Goodwin delivers a finely limned portrait of a man whose career was based on standards and purposes that seem to have largely disappeared from public life."
An insightful biography of esteemed journalist and philosopher Walter Lippmann (1889-1974). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALTER FALLS by Steven Gillis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Forced events and a lackluster cast undermine an otherwise entertaining first novel."
Sins of the father visit the son in paranoia, hubris, violence and corruption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING WALTER by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Not only a humorous, thoughtful adventure, the story is a smart allegory that, like Sylvia Cassedy's Behind the Attic Wall (1983), has the makings of a classic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
For readers who ever felt that dolls had thoughts and feelings comes a funny, touching fantasy from Turner (Mississippi Mud, p. 728, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Brodersen's book is the best life of Benjamin we have and the best we are likely to have, until the archives are finally opened to scholars and biographers. (100 b&w photos, not seen)"
An even-handed account of the great literary critic's unlucky life, from his birth into Berlin's Jewish upper middle class to his suicide while in flight from the Nazis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 2, 1995

"Readers will delight in Pater's worldview and in Donoghue's technique; the contradictions of the latter's project, meanwhile, may prove instructive to both readers and author."
7943753.395 Donoghue, Denis WALTER PATER Elegant close readings of seminal modern aesthete Pater's passionate criticism coexist uneasily here with an oddly tentative biographical study of him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDGAR DEGAS by Susan E. Meyer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The pictures must tell their own story. (Index; illustrations) (Nonfiction. YA)"
If it weren't for the pictures, readers would leave this book thinking that Edgar Degas was the single most boring man who ever lived. Read full book review >

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EDGAR & LUCY by Victor Lodato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A domestic fable about grief and redemption likely to leave readers emotionally threadbare."
The life of a young albino boy in suburban New Jersey is permanently marked by two tragedies, neither of his making. Read full book review >