Search Results: "Arthur Neslen"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Neslen has forged a collection of voices that forces us to rethink simplistic notions about the nature of Palestinian identity."
An indefatigable journalist interviews more than 50 Palestinians about their fractured lives. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR TURNS GREEN by Marc Brown
by Marc Brown, illustrated by Marc Brown, developed by ScrollMotion
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2011

"Overall, Arthur would probably agree this app is a fine way to save paper and still enjoy a good read. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
This adaptation of Brown's newest Arthur story offers pretty much the traditional experience of reading a book; the interactive features that are the hallmark of this new generation of the "book" experience are somewhat limited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Both a splendid biography of one of the century's great minds and a vivid history of the period, especially the years when revolution was in the air and totalitarianism on the rise."
A punctilious and perceptive biography of Arthur Koestler, whose 1940 novel Darkness At Noon became part of the intellectual arsenal that eventually brought down the Berlin Wall. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR FIEDLER by Johanna Fiedler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 1994

"Only Fiedler enthusiasts and habituÇs of the classical music scene will want to wade through the run-of-the-mill pop psychologizing featured here."
The daughter of Boston's beloved maestro transposes the familiar laments of a star's adult child into the world of classical music. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR TURNS GREEN by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"Brown's familiar, brightly colored cartoon illustrations (printed in soy inks on recycled paper) feature schoolmates and family members sufficiently well identified that a new generation of Arthur readers could start with this timely title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Working on a school project his teacher calls "the Big Green Machine," Arthur finds many ways to save energy at home but frightens his little sister D.W., who thinks he and their father and Arthur's friend Buster might really be turning green. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING ARTHUR by Hudson Talbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

An ``Afterword'' describes this retelling as more appropriate for younger children than such classics as Sutcliff and White, but it's not so much easier as more contemporary in language, more profusely illustrated, and shorter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MILLER by Martin Gottfried
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"A thorough and welcome summing-up of a towering achievement in the modern theater."
Veteran show-biz biographer Gottfried (George Burns, 1996, etc.) strikes just the right balance between the work and the life in his judicious assessment of the great American playwright. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR BABYSITS by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Cozily predictable, with plenty of amusing dialogue and comical pictorial details. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In number 16 in this popular series, D.W. volunteers her big brother's services taking care of the rambunctious twins visiting their grandmother, Mrs. Tibble, in her dauntingly huge Victorian house. Read full book review >

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FINDING ARTHUR by Adam Ardrey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Ardrey puts forth well-made arguments backed by archaeology, etymology and geography. Although the book is occasionally prolix and repetitious, it will have readers rooting for a Scottish Arthur."
Attorney Ardrey (Finding Merlin: The Truth Behind the Legend of the Great Arthurian Mage, 2013), a master of investigating minutiae, analyzes just about every word ever associated with Arthur to establish the true history of the legend. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR CHRISTMAS MOVIE STORYBOOK by zuuka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2011

"See the movie; skip the book. Here's hoping the next silver-screen adaptation gets the effort it deserves. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
A spawn of the critically acclaimed 2011 holiday film. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR J. GOLDBERG by David Stebenne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"An illuminating look at a fascinating figure in 20th-century politics."
From historian Stebenne (Ohio State Univ.), an absorbing, scholarly biography of an undeservedly neglected legal thinker. Read full book review >