Search Results: "Art Brownstein"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 1999

How to improve back health through exercise, yoga-based stretches, and stress reduction—a reasonable plan. Read full book review >

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ART by Patrick McDonnell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Sheer delight. (Picture book. All ages)"
Art's art moves and explodes. Read full book review >

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ART by Paul Johnson
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Unorthodox, and definitely not for beginners, but a delightful exercise for the educated consumer."
Unapologetically opinionated, slightly Anglocentric narrative from respected popular historian Johnson (A History of the American People, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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AN EYE FOR ART by National Gallery of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Consider this a must-have art resource for all ages. (table of contents, timeline of artists) (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
Ingenious and wonderfully inviting, this is a well-conceived and beautifully produced compilation of brief biographies and selective insights into the lives and works of over 40 artists. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF WISHING by Lindsay Ribar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2013

"Though about as substantive as magical smoke, it makes for a pleasant afternoon read. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
The craze for paranormal romance has encompassed vampires, warlocks and werewolves, and now it moves on to a genie like no other. Read full book review >

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KENYA'S ART by Linda Trice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"The emphasis on art as something that's not useful and on holding on to items by branding them as art makes this one to miss. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken-toy purge turns into an art-making session in this didactic look at recycling and reuse. Read full book review >

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PASTURE ART by Marlin Barton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Barton is generous and sympathetic toward his characters, no matter how much of a handful they are. A pleasing collection, humane and well-written."
Literate, deftly constructed stories of backwoods Alabama. Read full book review >

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SNEAKY ART by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Good fun, even for those who do not consider themselves artists. (Nonfiction. 8 & up)"
First there were guerrilla knitters, now sneaky artists. Folks who want to create fun, temporary works of art for public places will have plenty of inspiration here. Read full book review >

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LOST ART by Simon Morden
FANTASY
Released: June 10, 2008

"A solid purchase for either teen or adult collections. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In the far-distant future, a set of secret, miraculous books detailing the lost technologies of the dim past are stolen from a monastery in what was once Russia. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Humorous and perceptive at times, but fragmentary in narrative, with habitual spleen-venting that may alienate the dilettantes he so disdains."
Prickly, polemical memoir on the fine distinctions between artistic inspiration and commercial reproduction. Read full book review >

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EMILY’S ART by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"While the text is heavy-handed, Catalanotto's art brilliantly portrays not only the lively classroom, but also Emily's own art and the art of her classmates, what she's thinking, and how she resolves the situation for herself. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Catalanotto (Dad and Me, 1999, etc.) sets his stage almost like a little movie: there's a prologue, a progression, a denouement, and a coda, all in the standard picture book's 32 pages. Read full book review >