Search Results: "David Getz"


BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST FAMOUS by David Getz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 1992

"Maxine is a pip. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At ten, Maxine is a girl obsessed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAN GETZ by Donald L. Maggin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"Definitive in its documentation of Getz's career but less successful as an analysis of Getz's art. (25 b&w photos, not seen)"
Maggin (Bankers, Builders, Knaves, and Thieves: The $300 Million Scam at ESM, 1989) essays a definitive biography of the tenor sax great. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOATING HOME by David Getz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"What begins as a contrivance catapults readers into an animated, aeronautical adventure and an entertaining look at the science of space travel; it ends as a visionary paradigm for a peaceful planet. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a unique slant on a typical homework assignment, Getz (Frozen Man, 1994, etc.) and newcomer Rex send a girl to incredible heights for her art project—outer space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE DEATH by David Getz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Combining cogent accounts both of a worldwide tragedy and some classic medical detective work, this is certain to please and to sober a wide audience. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The title reflects the general tone of this study of the pandemic that killed half a million Americans in six months, and 20 to 40 million worldwide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROZEN MAN by David Getz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Getz (Almost Famous, 1992, etc.) explains the incredible story of the Iceman clearly and concisely, simply enough for a child to understand but in enough depth to satisfy a curious lay adult. (Index; glossary; bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
The ``Iceman'' was found in 1991 in the ôtztal Alps on the border between Austria and Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID ROBINSON by Glen Macnow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"This guy's no sorry role model. (Biography. 9-15)"
A well-paced sport-celebrity profile of David Robinson, superstar center for basketball's San Antonio Spurs. Read full book review >