Search Results: "Allen Salkin"


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FROM SCRATCH by Allen Salkin
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Obsessively detailed, but often too exhaustive for its own good."
Fact-packed insider dish on the unlikely rise to prominence of the Food Network. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 1999

"Given the rich array of texts he marshals, Salkin should appeal not only to many Jewish men—and women—but also to others who seek guidance on becoming a mensch of a man."
A fine contribution to both the emerging fields of men's studies and the more popular, accessible branch of Jewish studies. Read full book review >

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THE GODS ARE BROKEN! by Jeffrey K. Salkin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"An earnest exegesis of a powerful legend of the first Jew, designed for the faithful—not for atheist or pagan readers."
A rabbi delivers a thoughtful homily on the iconoclasm of Scripture's proto-Hebrew. Read full book review >

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THE INKER'S SHADOW by Allen Say
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"This small but firm step on an artist's journey is both inspiration to his fellows and an informative window into a particular slice of the nation's history. (afterword, with photos) (Graphic memoir. 10 & up)"
In this continuation of Say's graphic memoir, Drawing from Memory (2011), he travels to the United States and receives a decidedly mixed welcome.Read full book review >

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I'M NOT READING! by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Fun and reassuring. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Baby Owl's plan to read a story to his toy, Owly (not the delightful comic-book character, but adorable just the same), turns viral. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RABBIT WHO LIKED TO SAY MOO by Jonathan Allen
ANIMALS
Released: March 3, 2008

"EWSLUGp2007, illustrated by Allie Busby, is just one of several recent examples—but this one is a particularly crowd-pleasing iteration. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Allen's big, simple pictures of smiling farm animals give this invitation to a collective Moo-Along unusual appeal. Read full book review >

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“I’M NOT SCARED!” by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"A nice choice for youngsters just starting to explore the outside world. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Baby Owl—accompanied only by his trusty toy owl, Owly—is out at night, sans parents, for the first time, and if he feels a bit frightened, he certainly isn't going to admit it. Read full book review >

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THE BOY IN THE GARDEN by Allen Say
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"This is a beautiful, moving, quietly mysterious read, ripe with possibilities for interpretation and contemplation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Say is at the height of his artistic achievement in this tale of a little boy named Jiro and the powerful impact that a story has on him. Read full book review >

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“I’M NOT CUTE!” by Jonathan Allen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Young listeners will recognize themselves without realizing it; their parents will smile knowingly. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Baby Owl sets out to explore the woods. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED HEN by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"If self-righteous versions of this story find you hoping the hen chokes on her bread, Allen's will have you hoping it's delectable. (Picture book. 2-5)"
One feckless, lazy citizen of the farmyard after another is revealed in this well-crafted, amusing novelty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA'S RUG by Allen Say
by Allen Say, illustrated by Allen Say
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Readers who found Say's Stranger in the Mirror (1995) opaque will welcome his return to limpid, ruminative form as he weighs in with a characteristically terse, oblique consideration of the wellsprings of artistic creativity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREE OF CRANES by Allen Say
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Beautiful, honest, but disturbing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the young Japanese narrator comes home with a cold after playing in a forbidden pond, his mother "barely looks at him" and puts him into a hot bath and then to bed without so much as a story. Read full book review >