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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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 >

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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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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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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"But the message is out of date.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 >

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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 >

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PENGUIN POST by Debi Gliori
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Whether they too are expecting new siblings or not, children following along will cheer every successful delivery, and may become less inclined to take their own mail carriers for granted. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With characteristic warmth and zest, Gliori (Pure Dead Wicked, p. 955, etc.) takes a star turn with the perennial "waiting for the new baby to come" theme. Read full book review >

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FLORA’S BLANKET by Debi Gliori
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Perfect for any tot who has misplaced a favored comfort object and the scores of beleaguered parents who have been sent out on countless wild-goose chases. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a wee bunny misplaces her beloved blanket, the entire family bands together for a search-and-rescue mission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLAR BOLERO by Debi Gliori
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Unabashed fun that is bound to resonate with sleepless tots and dance them to dreamland. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young polar bear with a case of insomnia sneaks out for a midnight dance in this happy bedtime adventure. Read full book review >

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PURE DEAD FROZEN by Debi Gliori
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Despite being billed as the finish, there are enough of those threads left dangling to keep on—and that wouldn't be a bad thing. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Hell and Scotland both freeze over for the sixth (and, possibly, final) entry in this pure dead delightful series. Read full book review >