Search Results: "Will Chancellor"


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A BRAVE MAN SEVEN STOREYS TALL by Will Chancellor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Some readers may stumble over the Latin, argot and allusions, but these are minor challenges in Chancellor's polymorphous entertainment."
A father searches for his vanished son in this edgily comic first novel, which has fun with the worlds of art and academia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Genteel gossip from a member of London's chattering classes that ends up just rambling on, albeit amiably, about America and one of its most quizzically cherished cultural institutions. (8 pages b&w photos)"
Breezy Brit journalist Chancellor, former editor of the Spectator and the Independent Magazine, recalls the brassy charm of the US—an affection nurtured as he, a visiting scion of his country's upper class, survived a turbulent year under Tina Brown at The New Yorker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Timely, beautifully written, ruthlessly informative."
Cautionary armchair reading for the modern investor. Read full book review >

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SYCAMORE by Bryn Chancellor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Though the author comes up with a deft, plausible resolution to her complicated narrative, it's not enough to save this overwritten effort."
The disappearance of a teenage girl casts a pall over a small Arizona town in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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ALL FOR A DIME by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Exuberant, naïve entrepreneurs risk 'all for a dime' in this rib-tickling read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bear, Mole, and Skunk try to sell their favorite things on Market Day with surprising results. Read full book review >

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OFF WE GO! by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A winner all around. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A good friend will help you prepare for your challenges and will see you through them, as Bear does for Mole in another charming tale in the series from Hillenbrand (Kite Day, 2012, etc.) Read full book review >

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MY BOOK BOX by Will Hillenbrand
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"General instructions appended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Conceived to kick off a library's summer reading campaign, this relentlessly purposeful outing presents a toddler-like elephant and frog duo demonstrating uses for an understandably rumpled-looking cardboard box. Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by Will Moses
adapted by Will Moses, illustrated by Will Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"No source note. (Picture book/folktale. 9-11)"
Strong, atmospheric illustrations compensate, at least in part, for less than smooth writing in this version of the old domestic drama. Read full book review >

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ASLEEP IN THE STABLE by Will Hillenbrand
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Hillenbrand's mixed-media collage illustrations are just as successful as his text, with pleasing variance in perspective and appealing owl characters. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From their perch high in the rafters of the stable, Baby Owl and Mama Owl look down on the manger scene in this delightful introduction to the Nativity story. Read full book review >

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SNOW DAY DANCE by Will Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A wonderful way to share the secret of engineering a snow day with a class of children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When snow begins to fall during the school day, a teacher suggests wearing pajamas backward and doing a little dance in the evening, but no one dares to utter "snow day" for fear of a jinx. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TALES FOR LITTLE FOLKS by Will Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A folksy visual treatment of tales for little folks. (Picture book/fairy tales. 5-8)"
Moses' signature folk-art style is ideally suited to his retellings of five well-known fairy tales. Read full book review >

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COCK-A-DOODLE CHRISTMAS! by Will Hillenbrand
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Hillenbrand's illustrations in gouache, ink and collage feature large animals in deep earth tones contrasting well with the two appealing roosters in brilliant hues. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hillenbrand offers an amusing and original Christmas story for younger children, with the familiar setting of the stable in Bethlehem and a cast of farm animals. Read full book review >