Search Results: "Bernard N. Nathanson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"This concrete and powerful contribution will be required reading for all involved in the abortion debate."
Autobiography combines with a battery of argument and data in this passionate account of the author's transition from pioneer of abortion rights to champion of the pro-life cause. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE STONE by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Map; pronunciation guide; note about the Zapotecs. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
In appealing, handsomely composed color photos and a brief but informatative text, a portrait of Leodegario Vicente Golan Ruiz (``Leo'') and his large family, whose tapetes (rugs or hangings) are ``famous throughout Mexico.'' At six, Leo is already a weaver of ``small tapetes in simple patterns.'' Wolf details his typical day (including school), tells how his family celebrates ``The Days of the Dead'' and other holidays, and depicts visits to the ancient capital of the Zapotecs (their ``impressive culture'' was one of several that were flourishing when the Spaniards arrived in A.D. 1519) and to a market (Leo's work sells quickly, but the low price two of his mother's tapetes bring is matter of concern to these hardworking people). Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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Over The Edge - Part One by N. Bergström
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Though marred by linguistic missteps, this heady mix of luminous minds, scarred psyches, wild passion, and universal mysteries make Bergström's novel a solid debut."
A hunky Swedish physicist and a seductive Slovenian architect struggle to overcome their troubled pasts and find love in this first installment of an international romantic series. Read full book review >

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THE DIAMOND RING by N. Rajanna
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A vivid chronicle of calamity that yanks at the heartstrings."
Tragedy befalls an Indian girl whose elders preordain her marital destiny in this absorbing drama, based on a true story. Read full book review >

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A LION NAMED SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Humor with bite, as it were, given substance by the playful artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lionness bound for a zoo is dubbed Shirley Williamson due to a bad phone connection. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE THAT SNORED by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Waber (Lyle at Christmas, 1998, etc.) introduces another beguiling and worthy creature into an unsuspecting home where it first disrupts, then engages, then makes itself a part. Read full book review >

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FAST FOOD! GULP! GULP! by Bernard Waber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Humorous illustrations, confusing setting changes, and outmoded stereotypes don't add up to a Happy Meal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kids are prime targets of fast food chain marketing, with a corresponding decline in juvenile nutrition that concerns parents and health professionals. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON EAST 88TH STREET by Bernard Waber
Released: May 1, 1962

"The sweet smell of Lyle's success brings Hector back to claim him and back once again to deposit him, when Lyle sheds a river of crocodile tears for the Primms."
"Swish, Swash, Splash, Swoosh," echoed through the Primms' new house on East 88th Street—an ordinary house except for its one eccentric resident — Lyle the crocodile. Read full book review >

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KNIGHT'S CROSS by E.M. Nathanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

The author of A Dirty Distant War (1987), etc., teams up with a career soldier/spy on a thriller about a top-secret OSS effort to round up Hitler and his cronies before they can commit suicide or otherwise escape the crashing Third Reich. Read full book review >