Search Results: "Wilma Horsbrugh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAIN TO GLASGOW by Wilma Horsbrugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2004

"Poet and painter are popular in the UK (Cox has had some work published here); Anglophiles who haven't encountered either on this side of the pond will enjoy this quaint introduction. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cox reinforces the antique flavor of this droll bit of verse (first published in 1954), depicting with disheveled brushwork a lad in short pants, running to catch an old-fashioned train, then lending a hand when the lock on a cage full of chickens fails. Read full book review >

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WILMA MANKILLER by Jacki Thompson Rand
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"Summary of dates; no index. (Biography/Picture book. 7-12)"
In the ``American Indian Stories'' series, an easily read summary of the life and work of the first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the Cherokees, an office she still holds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Newcomer Yannuzzi offers a fine biography of an amazing woman who, despite constant health troubles and harsh discrimination, leads the Cherokee nation toward an increasingly hopeful future. (Chronology; notes; further reading; index; b&w photos) (Biography. 11+)"
Chief Wilma Mankiller was born a Tahlequah, Okla., farm girl in 1945. Read full book review >

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WILMA RUDOLPH by Victoria Sherrow
Released: Feb. 21, 2000

"Despite that hitch, readers will find this an inspiring story. (Biography. 8-12)"
paper 1-57505-442-6 This entry in the On My Own Biography series provides a serviceable introduction to running star Rudolph, once considered "the fastest woman in the world." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1996

"Rudolph died in 1994; her post-Olympic accomplishments are described in an afterword. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Only after reading this book does the subtitle—``How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman''—appear rife with understatement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEN WILMA, FROG IN SPACE by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"What gives Wilma a touch of the special is her equanimity; after all, she finds herself in some pretty strange precincts, but she keeps her cool and her focus, even though she never gets the fly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
More than 15 years ago, Green Wilma made a splashy, absurdist debut (Green Wilma, 1993), and now Arnold has splendidly resurrected the young frog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"But King's brief treatment leaves too many important questions unexplored, and the result is ultimately unsatisfying. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
It is a maxim of social theory that slavery wreaked its greatest destruction on the black family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY OF EARTH by Wilma Dykeman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A captivating, poetic, difficult-to-categorize book that abundantly showcases the author's talent for making words dance. Anyone who has lived in the countryside, or wished they had, will enjoy Dykeman's celebration of nature."
The first publication of a long-lost work by revered Appalachian writer Dykeman (1920-2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOWN THE RIVER by David Wilma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2011

"A new slave narrative that finds hope in the least expected places."
Wilma's historical novel of slavery in the American South rings with the power of its first-person narrator, the real-life Phyllis Lewis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Merit of Light by Stephen Rifkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"A promising, if uneven, debut from a poet whose work will continue to mature and evolve."
A debut collection of poetry inspired by the author's relationship with his wife and their time living on an island in Maine. Read full book review >

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THE EXPEDITION TO THE BAOBAB TREE by Wilma Stockenström
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"A challenging, compelling work for readers who are willing to give it the concentration it demands."
An early-1980s South African novel about a female slave living in a tree receives American publication three decades after it was written. Read full book review >