Search Results: "Yvvette Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

A CUPBOARD FULL OF COATS by Yvvette Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"An impressive debut, particularly notable for its pellucid prose."
First novel explores the trans-generational fallout from an abusive relationship. Read full book review >

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GLEN EDWARDS by Daniel Ford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"Edwards's own words are skillfully interwoven with Ford's, offering a richly detailed account of postwar aviation—and the infant years of the military-industrial complex. (photos, not seen)"
The fascinating diary of the WWII bomber and postwar test pilot (after whom Edwards Air Force Base was named) placed into context by Ford, a contributing editor at Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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MONKEY BUSINESS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A great addition to the many books that play on words. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Teachers rejoice: a great new tool for teaching idioms (and encouraging creativity) has arrived. Read full book review >

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UNCLE WALLY'S OLD BROWN SHOE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Save for small groups or one-on-one sharing so readers can linger in this visual wonderland. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wallace, author of The Cat's Pajamas (2010), picks up where he left off, as the cover features a tiger sitting on a bed in splendid, red-and-white striped pajamas. On one foot is the old brown shoe that begins this often surreal but delightful fantastical romp. Read full book review >

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THE CAT'S PAJAMAS by Wallace Edwards
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Though some expressions are more successful than others, it is indeed the cat's pajamas. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
Who hasn't used a phrase like "cool your heels" or "it's a piece of cake"? Read full book review >

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THE EXTINCT FILES by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Read with caution, and warn young dinophiles to do the same. (Picture book. 6-8)"
So you think dinosaurs are extinct? Read full book review >

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A BAKER'S PORTRAIT by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

Painter Michelin is out of work because people don't care for her candid portraits. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A LINE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The artwork is captivating, finding the pen stroke is challenging, and the text will spark some animated conversation. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Great-Uncle George was a magician whose "enchanted pen" has created an array of fancifully surreal illustrations, each begun with the same-shaped pen stroke and each accompanied by a brief story starter. Read full book review >

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BLESSED ARE YOU by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1993

"These vigorously limned, unabashedly homely kids might be cousins of the ones in Edwards's Alef-bet (1992); again, the bright, harmonious colors and the warmth and energy of the design bespeak a productive, loving, and devout family. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2-8)"
Thirteen brief prayers in Edwards's translations, which she uses with her own children, plus the original Hebrew and a transliteration, all appearing on versos elaborately bordered with a vine-like motif that echoes the Hebrew script and also incorporates appropriate symbols—e.g., for the prayer beginning, ``God, grant us peace and goodness,'' Edwards includes a dove, a rainbow, and a menorah. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMING CORSAGE by William Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Filled with precise details of Albany's vanished life, narrated in a prose both salty and exact, catching the vigorous cadence of spoken English, this is the most impressive entry in the Albany Cycle since Ironweed. (First printing of 100,000; $75,000 ad/promo)"
``Leave the dead. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL SELECTIONS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An imaginary zoo that will set readers to chortling. (key to smaller creatures) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gallery of chimerical critters that Darwin himself would be hard put to justify. Read full book review >