Search Results: "Arnold A. Rogow"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"While retelling the story of two of its deeply troubled representatives, Rogow paints a carefully detailed picture of revolutionary and early federal American society. (6 b&w photos, not seen)"
A lively biography of two unconventional men whose entwined lives ended in tragedy. Read full book review >

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ONIONS AND GARLIC by Eric A. Kimmel
adapted by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Katya Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1996

"Arnold's frenetic acrylic illustrations have a rough-hewn woodcut look; the action fairly sails off the page. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
A classic tale about the fool who makes good, while his acquisitive older brothers are left holding the bag. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM OF THE EVIL EDITOR by Roberta Rogow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"If The Oxford Companion to English Literature had conjugal relations with a London tourist map, this might be the result."
From his offices in Fleet Street, Samuel Bassett, editor of Youth's Companion, berates his copy editors, denies heat to his printers, and tosses aspiring writers out on their ears. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM OF THE SPITEFUL SPIRITUALIST by Roberta Rogow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1999

"Sporadically entertaining."
A second outing for Dodgson and Doyle (The Problem of the Missing Miss, 1998). Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM OF THE MISSING MISS by Roberta Rogow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1998

"A fresh, imaginative debut."
Dastardly doings in the England of 1885, where some well-organized criminals are using dirt-poor, preteen girls to stock their brothels in England and France. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM OF THE SURLY SERVANT by Roberta Rogow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2001

"Despite the sluggish pace, though, Rogow provides an interesting look at the manners and mores of the academic world of the Victorians."
The Reverend Charles Dodgson, a don at Oxford University, is still quartered at the Christ Church house on campus, and still writing his Alice stories (The Problem of the Evil Editor, 2000, etc.) as Lewis Carroll. Read full book review >

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FIX THIS MESS! by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"An inept commander and his clueless robot—there are lots of satisfying possibilities there, and Arnold taps into them. (Early reader. 4-8)"
A "remote operating basic utility gizmo"—call him Robug for short—comes to clean Jake the dog's mess, turning the house into hash in the process. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTUROUS CHEF: ALEXIS SOYER by Ann Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2002

"The excitement of food and food preparation set in a historical context radiates from every page; middle-grade readers and those ready for a biography of a totally unique individual, irreplaceable by all accounts, will be fascinated. (Biography. 8-12)"
The illustrator of the splendid Fanny at Chez Panisse (1997) offers a fascinating pictorial biography of an engaging personality, the French chef Alexis Soyer. Read full book review >

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SHOO, FLY GUY! by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Arnold's cartoons are more pop-eyed than ever in this simply told, medium-gross episode, and emergent readers will enjoy following the muscid marauder to final nirvana atop a slice of—yes, shoo-fly pie: brown, oozy, lumpy and smelly. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Buzzy Fly Guy's on his own for most of his third outing. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Like the recent remake of Alan Sherman's Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, illustrated by Jack E. Davis (p. 401), impossible to read without bursting into song—and maybe adding a few improvised lines. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Arnold's cartoon figures seem to explode across the pages with even more pop-eyed frenzy than usual in this rendition of the traditional camp song. Read full book review >

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MEOW! by Katya Arnold
adapted by Katya Arnold, illustrated by Katya Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1998

"A very welcome author's note places Suteev's work for readers and may inspire them to turn Arnold's text into a classroom play. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From Arnold (Katya's Book of Mushrooms, 1997, etc.), a retelling of a story by Vladimir Grigorievich Suteev that will bring shouts at story hours. Read full book review >

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THE SIGNMAKER'S ASSISTANT by Tedd Arnold
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"O the perils of blind obedience! (Picture book. 6+)"
Arnold's large-headed, stubby-limbed figures move solidly through a droll cautionary tale. Read full book review >