Search Results: "Catherine Tavel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 1991

"Sympathetic—but rough on the stomach."
Readable memoir of ``Alice,'' by day a psychologist, by night ``Mistress Jacqueline'': a dominatrix, or ``fantasy engineer''- -although ``some people call me `Goddess.' '' Rimmer (The Harrad Experiment, etc.) and Tavel started out to interview 10 or 12 porno stars to find out how they abandoned parental sexual and religious conditioning, bared their bodies, and had sex in public. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2012

"A persuasive, well-written evaluation of the logic and evidence that influence medical decision-making."
A physician takes an evidence-based approach to evaluating alternative medical treatments. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

Born on the road to vaudevillian parents, "Buster" Keaton earned his nickname from fellow performer Harry Houdini after falling down several flights of stairs as a young child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PORC IN NEW YORK by Catherine Stock
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Non-New Yorkers may not recognize all the locales—but the thrill of the chase and general bumptiousness of the menagerie will easily carry any young armchair tourists along for the ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"

BOOK REVIEW

ONE HAPPY TIGER by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An engrossing, luscious board book that's sure to become a staple. (Board book. 1-3)"
A tiger makes some friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A richly illustrated story that could benefit from better page design and crisper storytelling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gorgeous, lush illustrations strengthen a somewhat loosely connected story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR WHO SHARED by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Simple and sublime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three forest animals square off over a juicy piece of fruit but avert conflict. Read full book review >

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LAND, SEA, AND SKY by Catherine Paladino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"A celebration indeed. (Poetry/Picture book. 5-10)"
Framed between Aileen Fisher's ``Looking Around'' (``Bees/own the clover,/birds/own the sky...'') and Felice Holman's ``Who Am I?'' (``The trees ask me,/And the sky...''), 17 more poems, grouped as the title suggests and all of good quality (though Dickinson's ``I'll tell you how the sun rose'' easily outshines the rest). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Good, thought-provoking reporting. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
In attractive color photos from various sources and with a straightforward text that has enough information to stir up interest and concern, portraits of eight endangered domestic animals as they are being conserved on farms around the US: the Dutch Belted cow, the four-horned Navajo-Churro sheep, Ancona chickens, the American Bashkir curly horse, etc. A concluding list of 84 endangered breeds gives pause with such familiar names as Rhode Island Reds and Percherons. Read full book review >

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GOOD DAYS BAD DAYS by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1991

"Good for discussion with a lapsitter or a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A wholesome look at a nuclear family of five in a wide range of activities grouped as opposites: work, play; happy, sad; dull, fun; etc. The cheerful, not-too-obtrusive message is that sun does follow rain, both literally and metaphorically, and that each has its appropriate role. Read full book review >