Search Results: "Arlene Modica Matthews"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"Does justice to the complexity and fascination of its subject."
From psychoanalyst Matthews (Why Did I Marry You Anyway, 1988)—an engaging, lucid analysis of the uses, abuses, and intricate significance of money on the individual level, in love and marriage, families, friendships, and working relationships, throughout history and in present-day society. Read full book review >

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CARMINE'S STORY by Arlene Schulman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"While Schulman has difficulty keeping the first-person narration distinctly childlike, especially when she's conveying technical information about HIV and AIDS, the story is a poignant look at one boy's short life, and the disease that was with him since birth. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A sensitive, sorrowful photo-essay; Schulman exhibits no tendency to sugar-coat the troubled life of Carmine, who was born with the HIV virus and had full-blown AIDS since he was two. Read full book review >

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HURRY GRANNY ANNIE by Arlene Alda
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Aldridge's watercolors, done in shimmering golden hues, illuminate the beauty of an autumn sunset; she also includes whimsical elements for astute observers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rollicking cross country sprint with their energetic grandmother leads siblings Ruthie and Joe and their friend to a wondrous discovery. Read full book review >

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HELLO, GOOD-BYE by Arlene Alda
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Of course they are, particularly when compared to pumpkins and squashes, but it's still a novel way of seeing them, one that offers children (and adults) an enchanting new perspective. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Although it seems simple, the concept of opposites can be difficult for very young children to grasp. Read full book review >

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HERE A FACE, THERE A FACE by Arlene Alda
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"A short rhymed text helps to identify each object or locale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The world takes on a decidedly animistic aspect in this photo album, as Alda's camera finds faces on trees and buildings, in the kitchen and the bathroom, in patterns on rugs, windows, the fronts of post-office mailboxes and even the slashes on round loaves of bread. Read full book review >

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PIG, HORSE, OR COW, DON'T WAKE ME NOW by Arlene Alda
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Without any serious attempt at integrating its elements, this book is no reason to jump out of bed. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
The concept is simple: Each animal on the farm, as it wakes up, rouses its neighbor, until, finally, the boy of the house rises and begins his day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"In one of her more controversial essays, 'Discussing the Undiscussable,' Croce declares, 'Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love.' The library of anyone who shares this view is incomplete without her book."
This scintillating collection, comprising 109 of Croce's dance essays and reviews published in the New Yorker during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, presents a riveting three-decade panorama of Amerca's love affair with the terpsichorean arts. Read full book review >