Search Results: "Daniel J. Levitin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A provocative thesis agreeably presented."
Music played a key role in making societies and civilizations possible. Read full book review >

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A FIELD GUIDE TO LIES by Daniel J. Levitin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Valuable tools for anyone willing to evaluate claims and get to the truth of the matter."
A crash course in Skepticism 101. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2006

"Levitin makes the science of music readily understandable to the non-scientist and non-musician alike."
A neuroscientist with a rich musical background explains what is being learned through research about music and the mind. Read full book review >

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THE ORGANIZED MIND by Daniel J. Levitin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A prolific genre of books covers this subject, but Levitin holds his own, and his examination of brain function stands out."
Lost your keys or glasses? Blame your brain, writes Levitin (Psychology and Music/McGill Univ.; The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature, 2008, etc.) in this ingenious combination of neuroscience and self-help. Read full book review >

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CLEM’S CHANCES by Sonia Levitin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"While the end is predictable, those who like to read about the Westward Movement will enjoy the journey. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In this episodic historical novel, Clem Fontayne's chances of success seem slim when he leaves Missouri in 1860 to seek his father in California. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT CLUBHOUSE by Daniel J. Mahoney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2004

"And the art is in another league altogether, with multiple panels of genial, graphic watercolors that ought to light a spark in young readers to start building. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's that ancient urge: a room of one's own; better yet, a clubhouse of mates. Read full book review >

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THE SATURDAY ESCAPE by Daniel J. Mahoney
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"Responsibility doesn't seem so onerous when it is shared among pals, especially pals of such cartoony good cheer who also listen—albeit belatedly—to their conscience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All play and no work gets Jack the bear, Angie the rabbit, and Melden the mouse in some potentially hot water until they realize the folly of their ways. Read full book review >

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ROOM IN THE HEART by Sonia Levitin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"But when the story moves into the two days of crisis that precede the evacuation of the Jews, the tension ratchets up so effectively that readers will be on the edges of their seats, historical fact having become immediate textual present. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A solid historical novel explores the Nazi occupation of Denmark, from the night it begins to the extraordinary boatlift that saved some 7,000 of the country's 8,000 Jews. Read full book review >

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A REALLY GOOD SNOWMAN by Daniel J. Mahoney
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"A well-crafted, low-key tale, more warming than a cup of steaming cider. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Mahoney again extols the benefits of cooperation, bringing back the animal cast from The Saturday Escape (2002) for a snowman-building contest in the park. Read full book review >