Search Results: "Caryl Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

MOSS HART by Jared Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Anyone seeking real insight into Hart's life and work would be better advised to pick up Dazzler or his delightful 1959 memoir, Act One."
Pedestrian biography utterly lacking the wit and charm that made the writer/director one of mid-20th-century Broadway's most beloved figures. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PEAS by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A well-fashioned, if thinly sliced, tale of the well-traveled princess. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hart and Warburton serve forth another princess with far too many peas in her life. Read full book review >

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LORENZ HART by Frederick Nolan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A sympathetic account for fans of the musical theater of the '30s and '40s. (15 b&w photos, not seen)"
An old-fashioned Broadway biography of Richard Rodgers's first lyricist. Read full book review >

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LET'S GO TO PLAYGROUP! by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"As an aid to teach empathy and cooperation to the under-4 set, this is an excellent addition to a parent or caregiver's bookshelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A multiracial cast of self-directing toddlers play, problem-solve, share snacks, and yes, cry over spilt milk without any apparent adult intervention or assistance. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE GIANT by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A clever fractured fairy tale that princes and princesses of all ages will enjoy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a giant keeps the town awake at night with his loud stomping, Princess Sophie takes matters into her own hands. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PRESENTS by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Ruby is so repellent before her metamorphosis readers will be hard put to care for her when it comes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bright candy colors and rhyming text characterize this tale of an utterly self-centered princess and her gentle dad, the king. Read full book review >

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THE TRANSFIGURED HART by Jane Yolen
Released: Aug. 1, 1975

"To recognize this for the fluttery, self-consciously poetical fabrication it is, only compare the spring-in-November midnight miracle with the similar kitchen blooming in Pinkwater's Blue Moose, above."
The hart lived in a thicket close by a shimmering pool. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1976

"Otherwise there's not much connection between the night battles (with King Jamie's men, smuggling vigilantes or the local squire) and the present, city apartment reality—and not much point to any of it."
When Nan's mother marries Chris' father the two resentful children are dumped on an aunt while the parents travel, and soon their mutual hostility is eroded by shared dreams (real ones, not daydreams) of historical adventure, all set centuries back in an old English inn of which Chris has just bought an "antique" model. Read full book review >

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THOMAS HART BENTON by Justin Wolff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Even those who don't especially care for Benton's work might agree that an artist whose work is so enduringly popular merits a more sympathetic assessment."
Judgmental biography of the controversial American painter. Read full book review >

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The Hart of John: A New Apocalypse by Lawrence R. Deering
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tense, thought-provoking thriller about the power of revealed Scripture."
In Deering's (Youth Group, 2012, etc.) sequel to The Brotherhood (2013), the discovery of a hidden manuscript gives rise to a dangerous demagogue, and only the nephew of another demagogue can stop him.Read full book review >

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"Definitely a dream for the Lawrence addicts."
More merchandise from the booming Lawrence of Arabia industry, this is actually a one-volume re-edition of two books publishedmore than 20 years ago. Read full book review >

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STRANGE REBELS by Christian Caryl
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"An astute assessment of the efforts of a group of historic newsmakers."
In a highly focused work, Foreign Affairs deputy editor Caryl finds that the year 1979 engendered a remarkable crop of history-changing leaders. Read full book review >