Search Results: "Debi Unger"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GUGGENHEIMS by Irwin Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2005

"Decent background on mining and other aspects of American society and industry early in the 20th century, but lacking a coherent thread to make sense of the Guggenheims' relationship to their nation or to each other."
Sixth historical collaboration from the Ungers (LBJ, 1999, etc.): a scattershot group portrait of the Jewish-American dynasty that included major industrialists and patrons of the arts. Read full book review >

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GEORGE MARSHALL by Debi Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A yeoman's effort in service of an admirable subject in need of more good studies about him."
A biography of George Marshall (1880-1959) focusing on the general's overall decency rather than his strategic brilliance. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"There is much to enjoy here, and the illustrations and allusions beg for repeat readings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers check in on Mr. Wolf every hour of his birthday, but it seems like the poor guy just can't catch a break on his special day. Read full book review >

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WITCH BABY AND ME by Debi Gliori
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A second volume, Witch Baby and Me After Dark (ISBN: 978-0-55255-678-1), is also available, with more to come. (Magical adventure. 8-11)"
The author of the Pure Dead books applies the same ebullient and wacky sense of humor to a new series for younger readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW BIG HOUSE by Debi Gliori
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"All this is recounted in amusingly realistic detail, nicely amplified in the author's sympathetic, charmingly comical illustrations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
``The trouble is, now that the twins can sort of walk, the house is shrinking,'' reports the eldest child, whose nursery- school rabbits are regular weekend visitors that swell the ranks of the many resident pets: her home is bursting at the seams. Read full book review >

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MR. BEAR BABYSITS by Debi Gliori
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"But the message is out of date. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mrs. Bear is to baby-sit for the little Grizzly-Bears, but since her own baby is wakeful she sends Mr. Bear instead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT WORLD by Debi Gliori
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"This bumpy goodnight journey won't likely lead to golden slumbers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A rhyming journey around a child's world just before bedtime. Read full book review >

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FLORA’S SURPRISE! by Debi Gliori
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

Like Pat Hutchins's Titch (1971) and its many successors, this unbridled charmer, which features the return of Flora (Flora's Blanket, 2001, etc.), has this littlest member of her family making a distinctive contribution to a shared enterprise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW BIG SISTER by Debi Gliori
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"A fine addition. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There must be almost as many new-baby books as there are new babies, but, still, Gliori's picture-book debut is a nice one- -slightly British in flavor, with a warm sense of family, an appealing narrator (see title), a good selection of events in the months before the birth, and a novel conclusion: it's twins. Read full book review >

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NIRVANA BITES by Debi Alper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"Appealing characters forced into cruel contortions by inane plot."
Implausible comic ramble in which denizens of a housing co-op band together to solve a mystery. Read full book review >

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DRAGON'S EXTRAORDINARY EGG by Debi Gliori
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"One would be hard-pressed to find a warmer or more engaging adoption/blended-family tale than this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book about families originally published in Britain as Dragon Loves Penguin. Read full book review >