Search Results: "Courtney A. Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

COURTNEY by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Witty, well told, and superbly illustrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One of Britain's most thoughtful and creative picture-book makers gives a familiar scenario his own inimitable spin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN FINDS A WAY by T.H. Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Mundane illustrations aside, this extended play on words is likely to spark both discussion and rumination. (Picture book. 10-13)"
A traveler finds many Ways to follow and to share before finding one of his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STELLA BATTS NEEDS A NEW NAME by Courtney Sheinmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"A pleasant, good-humored early chapter book with the effervescence—and substance—of a soft drink. (Fiction. 5-9)"
In the first of a new series, third-grader Stella realizes she really needs a new name, since the class bully has started calling her "Smella," following an unfortunate (and stinky) accident on a field trip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIND COURTNEY by Melissa Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Like a practiced spider, Clark (Devlyn, not reviewed) spins a surprisingly tensile web from the slenderest threads possible."
The perfect roommate disappears, leaving behind a perfectly impenetrable mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Useful but not exciting, which is too bad. (author's note, glossary, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
In 1884 Belva Lockwood ran for president, although as women she and her female running mate could not vote. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"This book also suffers from its screenplay origins—it doesn't read nearly as well as it plays—but it is a worthy albeit idiosyncratic window on American film and its shaping influence on a major director. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
An engaging and lavishly illustrated look at American film, from the master director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD FINDS A VOICE by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Children will relate to Harold's struggle of growth and self-acceptance, but as a read-aloud, the sound effects will gleefully trump all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harold, a plucky parrot living in Paris, loves to imitate every sound that he hears—but can he find a voice of his own? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY MARTIN by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Martin's star quality prevails."
Affectionate but not airbrushed portrait of the Broadway diva who got her first big break with a naughty Cole Porter song but flew into legend in a children's classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAN MARTIN by Michael Freedland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"Dino light and lively; anyone seeking a probing look at the life of Dean Martin should look elsewhere—probably at Nick Tosches's Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams (1992)."
A biography of singer-actor Martin that has the pace, diffidence and depth of one of Martin's T.V. variety shows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN FROBISHER by James McDermott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Intriguing if long-winded. (4 b&w maps and charts)"
The first major biography of the early English explorer since William McFee's widely purchased 1928 Life of Sir Martin Frobisher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN DRESSLER by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"It might be another of Dreiser's densely packed tales of financiers and titans, written at characteristic white heat, but by an immeasurably more graceful stylist."
A chronicle of obsession, self-indulgence, and, in a curious way, moral growth, expertly poised between realistic narrative and allegorical fable, from the author of such intriguing, if sometimes unduly gossamer, fictions as Edwin Mullhouse (1972) and In the Penny Arcade (1986). Read full book review >