Search Results: "Caryl Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPTY SUMMER by Caryl Brooks
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"From its meaningless title to Maggie's clichÇ-ridden psychological catharsis, Brooks's debut is crammed with unlikely events and stagy, inane dialogue. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a flashback during group therapy, Long Island teenager Maggie Gray relives the previous summer on Martha's Vineyard, when her fascination with Kimberly Porter, freewheeling, pill- popping teenage model, became an obsession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BRASS DIVA by Caryl Flinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A languorous biography ill-suiting the energetic star's life."
Ethel returns for another biographical bow, following Brian Kellow's Ethel Merman: A Life (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST CHILD by Caryl Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"Gorgeously crafted and emotionally shattering."
Award-winning novelist, essayist and playwright Phillips (Color Me English, 2011, etc.) responds to Wuthering Heights.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1996

"Students of the media will want to have a good look at this deconstruction of the headlines."
A spirited reading of the daily papers, with an eye to uncovering the cultural and political forces that shape the news. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DISTANT SHORE by Caryl Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2003

"Harsh and sad, but worth the trip."
An unlikely couple seek shelter from the brutal chill of northern English attitudes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NATURE OF BLOOD by Caryl Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1997

"Not one of this talented author's better books."
The West Indianborn author of Crossing the River (1994), among other fiction, here offers an earnest novel composed of parallel narratives, each exploring the consequences of racial or ethnic prejudice and hatred. Read full book review >