Search Results: "Bobbie Kalman"


BOOK REVIEW

BOBBIE DAZZLER by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A brief note on the copyright page gives information concerning the Red-necked Wallaby. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bobbie Dazzler is a lively and bouncing Red-necked Wallaby. Read full book review >

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BALLET SCHOOL by Bobbie Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A good but very basic book for young hopefuls from Kalman (A One Room School, not reviewed, etc.) and newcomer Gentile. (Glossary; index) (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Few little girls have not dreamed of being ballerinas, but most don't know much about becoming one. Read full book review >

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BOBBIE THE WONDER DOG by Tricia Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Dog lovers of any age will find Bobbie and his amazing journey irresistible. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
A farm dog named Bobbie finds his way back home from Indiana to Oregon in this true story from the 1920s. Read full book review >

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WHEN BOBBIE SANG THE BLUES by Peggy Darty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"A run-of-the-mill cozy with pleasant characters and some good ideas for dealing with all that junk stored in the attic."
A mystery writer's sleuthing skills are tested by a real-life murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPIRE OF KALMAN THE CRIPPLE by Yehuda Elberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1997

"Once again (see above), Elberg tacks an anticlimactic moralizing finale onto a story that is otherwise a triumph."
The Empire Of Kalman The Cripple ($26.95; May 5, 1997; 330 pp.; 0- 8156-0448-3): A later (1983) novel set in a Polish shtetl on the eve of the Second World War, this is a masterly character study of an embittered, crafty shopkeeper who by sheer force of will transforms himself from ``a thief and a lecher . . . [into] an upstanding citizen and a philanthropist.'' Both Kalman's Balzacian appetite for life and his forebears' frustrated struggles for security are explored in convincing depth in a many-leveled narrative that accomplishes the difficult feat of eliciting our compassionate empathy with its disagreeable antihero. Read full book review >

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WHAT PETE ATE FROM A-Z by Maira Kalman
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"For an equally fizzy celebration of doggy greed that manages to maintain its momentum, try this year's Swollobog, by Alistair Taylor (p. 339). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Pete is a dog of alphabetic appetites, who eats everything, from cousin Rocky's accordion to a whole lot of yo-yos. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN SOUP, BOOTS by Maira Kalman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Max'' books, and with broader appeal. (Picture book. 8+)"
Other authors have asked children to consider what they'll do with their lives, but never like this. ``You were not. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX IN HOLLYWOOD, BABY by Maira Kalman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"For those who like this kind of thing, the quintessence of what they like. (Picture book. 8+)"
In a third romp, the debonair dog who fell in love in with a Parisienne Dalmatian (Ooh-la-la, 1991) is making a film, allowing his creator to sport with Hollywood imagery in every detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Terrifying, life-affirming and memorable. (author's note, bibliography) (Adventure. 10-14)"
An orphaned boy in Russia survives as a member of a pack of dogs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Impressive complexity put artfully and respectfully within the grasps of young readers. (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
Beautiful and a little sad: the complex, brilliant, flawed nature of the third U.S. president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING AT LINCOLN by Maira Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"In enjoying the art, readers will pick up some bits of history along the way. (notes, sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Kalman's narrator sees a man who reminds her of Abraham Lincoln and goes to the library to find out more about the 16th president in this appealingly childlike introduction. Read full book review >