Search Results: "Bernard F. Dick"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"At times breezy, at times complex, always erudite and entertaining. (24 pages b&w photos)"
Film historian Dick (City of Dreams, 1997) uses Paramount Pictures to illustrate the evolution of the motion-picture industry from Thomas Edison to Michael Eisner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Not everyone may think it worthwhile to analyze the opening minutes of the talking-mule movie Francis; that Dick does so instructively will endear him to Universal's fans. (illustrations, not seen)"
Though not thorough enough to be definitive, this concise account of Universal's transformation from the silent era to the present is a useful resource for anyone interested in James Whale, Deanna Durbin, or Howard the Duck. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALICE'S SPECIAL ROOM by Dick Gackenbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1991

As she tells her busy mother, Alice has a room where she can find January's cold or even play with a beloved cat that died last summer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAFARI ADVENTURE by Dick Houston
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Color photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Houston fulfilled a lifelong dream by starting a safari business in Africa, which he knew only through books and films. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"For those who can't get enough of Vitale on TV during college basketball's off season, this book is a slam dunk."
ESPN and ABC's wildly popular and hyperkinetic hoops maven recreates his TV high jinks in this latest roundball manifesto. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVIE AND MARGIE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2003

"Fans of Lyle might wonder why with tears as the motif, Waber didn't go for the innuendo and make the characters crocodiles? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evie and Margie are best friends; they do everything together, even dreaming of becoming actors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARSIE BEAR AND THE SURPRISE SLEEPOVER PARTY by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The reading of the accumulated names every time the animals settle down results in a book that may be too raucous for bedtime, but ideal for story hours. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A humorous cumulative tale that makes a great read-aloud for the very young. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE APPLE by Dick  Bruna
by Dick Bruna, illustrated by Dick Bruna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An odd little story, but a fresh example of Bruna's work for a contemporary audience. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This reissue of a 1959 title misses an opportunity to improve upon the translated text's lackluster story but will acquaint contemporary readers with the Dutch Bruna's modernist style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME OUT, BABY! by Dick Vitale
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Vitale seems too wrapped up in hyping the game and his own career to be an attentive reporter—so what we get is goofy and giddy, Baby, like the man himself. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Fast-break fulminations on the 1990-91 NCAA season, delivered at record decibels by megastar sportscaster Vitale (Vitale, 1988). Read full book review >