Search Results: "David T. Greenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

"The illustrations, despite their giddiness, have a decidedly old-fashioned feel, demonstrating Schindler's facility with nursery rhyme characterizations in finely inked cross-hatchings. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Some silly variations on the fates of familiar nursery rhyme characters add cheap laughs to traditional Mother Goose tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T by Mitchell J. Rycus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A fascinating tale of how chance interconnects the lives of a handful of strangers."
In Rycus' (The Soil Is Dead, 2012, etc.) novel, a dying man receives an unexpected gift while vacationing in Bali. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A concluding note attempts to separate fact from fiction and in so doing makes readers wonder why the author didn't simply tell his family's story and let such works as Diane McWhorter's A Dream of Freedom (2004) tell others. (afterword, footnotes) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Although it's squarely focused on the events that culminate in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., this novel isn't quite so sure of its genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROCS! by David T. Greenberg
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"For fans of the pair's previous books, this title will offer much of the same with a sweet edge entirely its own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Greenberg has mellowed some since the gleeful grotesqueries of his glorious Slugs! (1983), but his penchant for creatures creepy and crawly hasn't abated a jot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANK GREENBERG by Hank Greenberg
Released: May 24, 1989

Flatfooted, posthumous autobiography by the great Detroit Tigers slugger of the 1930's and 1940's, edited after his death by Ira Berkow (Red—A Biography of Red Smith, Carew, etc.). Read full book review >

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HANK GREENBERG by John Rosengren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A sensitive look at the cultural impact of the man who once was 'the face of Judaism in America.'"
A veteran sportswriter fondly recalls the life of "the greatest Jewish ballplayer of all time." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEMENT GREENBERG by Florence Rubenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"A clear and honest summary of the life of one of the most pugnacious, influential, and original critics of modern art. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sympathetic biography of the controversial critic who championed the abstract expressionist school as early as 1944, when he anointed Jackson Pollock and a few others as the ``future of American painting.'' The bristly Greenberg, who died in 1994, began writing literary and art criticism and essays in the '30s, while working for the US Customs Service in New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENCHANTED LIONS by David T. Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"An enchanting bedtime caper. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When the "sea is a maze of swirls" and the "night is ablaze with pearls," Rose opens her shutters and discovers enchanted lions rising from the ocean to cavort on the sand. 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

SKUNKS! by David T. Greenberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Take it for a ride' are particularly desperate—yet mostly Greenberg manages to make the fragrant nightlifer an object of mirth and high-spirited language. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Master of revulsion Greenberg (Bugs, not reviewed, etc.) takes on skunks, to the merriment of his audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAKES! by David T. Greenberg
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Come, child, and enjoy a snake or two, these 'pyroclastic streams of melted crayon.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
A good and creepy (slithery just doesn't capture the reason your neck hairs may stand on end) story of a boy and the uninvited snakes in his life, from Greenberg (who likes his creatures on the outré side: he has also tackled insects, skunks, and, famously, slugs). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Whiny rants and antediluvian attitudes are not what good, shared read-alouds are made of. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
With uncommon superficiality, Greenberg develops the familiar "What are little girls/little boys made of?" rhyme into a back-and-forth between the sexes. Read full book review >