Search Results: "Anne E. Schwartz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Definitive—a must read for true-crime votaries. (Sixteen pages of photos—not seen.)"
Impressively detailed account of the Jeffrey Dahmer serial- murder case. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A fresh, insightful look at the crucial role young people played in the civil rights movement, though not without its flaws. (photos, timeline, source notes, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A compelling account of a group of young people who put their freedom and lives at risk as civil rights protesters. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY CASH by Anne E. Neimark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

In compelling, if occasionally purple, prose—"While his demon pills had power beyond measure, part of Johnny wanted to defy them"—Neimark chronicles The Man in Black's hardworking youth, meteoric rise to fame and years of struggle with chemical dependency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Woody Guthrie was a "radical folk prophet from grassroots America," "Shakespeare in overalls," and "a national treasure." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"She would not, even now, be victim to fear.' (bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
. Adamson is revered as one of the pioneers of the endangered animal movement; Neimark, though capturing much of Adamson's milieu and the events of her life, paints her as a talented, but impulsive, moody woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Despite these minor flaws, the collection seems destined to find an enthusiastic audience of listeners and tellers as did Olson and Schwartz's earlier collaboration, Ask the Bones (1999). (Folklore. 10 & up)"
Bare Bones might have been an equally descriptive title for this collection of 22 tales. Read full book review >

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MYTH MAKER by Anne E. Neimark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Tolkien's fans will find this to be a serviceable look at his life, no more. (illustrations, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
A biography of the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit that devotes equal time to all periods of his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIEGO RIVERA by Anne E. Neimark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Further reading (adult); list of murals in the US; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
A fictionalized biography of the flamboyant Mexican muralist (1886-1957) whose ideologically oriented works brought him both artistic recognition and political reprobation in the 1920's and 30's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER OCEAN, FATHER SUN by Anne Niles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2011

"An unvarnished, if (appropriately) atmospheric introduction to the water cycle. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A raindrop takes a circular journey from forest to ocean to cloud and back in an app that still needs major work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE AND UNCLE BILL by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Emerging readers will appreciate the feel of a chapter book, but this dynamic duo will surely be adored (and envied) by all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Uncle Bill visits, adventure is never far behind! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GLORIOUS DAY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A sensitive observer in top form, Schwartz has created a treasure of a tale that captures marvels in everyday life. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With perfect pitch and hilariously deadpan delivery, Schwartz follows a two- (or so) year-old through an ordinary, completely wonderful day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINGS I LEARNED IN SECOND GRADE by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Just right. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When red-headed Andrew started second grade, he didn't know how to spell "should," subtract 348 from 411, write in cursive, or read a chapter book. Read full book review >