Search Results: "Dale Maharidse"


BOOK REVIEW

AND THEIR CHILDREN AFTER THEM by Dale Maharidse
Released: May 31, 1989

A stunning, multilayered follow-up to Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, James Agee's classic portrait—with photographs by Walker Evans—of white sharecropper families in the Depression South. Read full book review >

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MS. SNEED'S GUIDE TO HYGIENE by Dale Gottlieb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While some spreads are more effective than others, this is an eye-catching approach to a potentially dull topic. (Pop-up. 3-8)"
An off-the-wall approach to hygiene that puts its message across via the funnybone. Ms. Sneed, with turquoise glasses and a wild spout of hair, talks about ordinary topics such as dental care and hair-washing in a snappy, rhythmic vernacular designed to make listeners to sit up and take notice. Read full book review >

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SEEING EYE WILLIE by Dale Gottlieb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"This imaginary story is childlike, but it doesn't advance understanding of Willie's plight, and the implicit conclusion—that speculation is fruitless and could be unkind—is disturbingly at odds with the elaborate fantasy, which takes up more than half the book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another flawed attempt to deal with children's concerns about the homeless. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR PIRATES! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Rousing dino adventure with enough tooth-to-claw fighting for an exciting climax. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dino yo ho ho and away we go! Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON THE BUS by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Dale's soft-focus pictures are spot-on for her young audience, who'll love to sing along. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Take the "Wheels on the Bus" tune, throw in a slew of extra verses, add pencil-and-watercolor illustrations and you have Dale's welcome reworking of the sometimes-too-familiar song. Read full book review >

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TEN PLAY HIDE-AND-SEEK by Penny Dale
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"This gently reassuring tale is ideal for reading aloud, sending sleepyheads off with a little merriment and a lot of care. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bedtime turns into a gleeful game of hide-and-seek in this romp from Dale (Ten Out of Bed, 1994). Read full book review >

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TEN OUT OF BED by Penny Dale
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"The Nutcracker, with a crocodile in the title role; or, on the pirate ship, a sheep-and-crossbones flag. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bedtime fantasy about a tousled little boy, dressed in red sleepers, and the nine stuffed animals who play imaginative games with him (``TRAINS!'' ``PIRATES!'' ``GHOSTS!'') until, one by one, they fall asleep. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR ZOOM! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"From start to finish, this cleverly constructed and well-designed title is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This gleeful mashup of dinosaurs and things-that-go will surely rev up some noisy participation when it is read aloud. Read full book review >

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SPROUT by Dale Peck
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2009

"Dedicated readers, especially young gays in the square states, will identify—and it's important enough for that reason. (Fiction. YA)"
When he was twelve, Daniel's dad packed the two of them up and moved from New York to Buhler, Kan. Read full book review >

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DRIFT HOUSE by Dale Peck
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Note broad hints of sequels to come. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Three children join an ineffectual uncle in a Quebec house that turns out to be a ship capable of sailing across the bathtub-like Sea of Time in this long and self-conscious crossover novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"An odd cross between angst-ridden youth memoir and women's adventure yarn: solipsistic, mildly entertaining."
Television writer Dale whips up a lightweight tale of travel and romance in daunting locales. Read full book review >

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FATAL TERRAIN by Dale Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"Nobody, in detailing the lethal excitements of high-tech aerial combat in at least plausible geopolitical contexts, does it better than Brown."
Retired USAF Colonel Patrick McLanahan and his band of irregulars help turn the tide when the People's Republic of China makes war on its lost province of Taiwan, in another high adventure from past master Brown (Shadows of Steel, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >