Search Results: "Deena Goldstone"


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SURPRISE ME by Deena Goldstone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Fritters away its initial momentum with a rambling, slack storyline."
The relationship between an aspiring writer and her mentor, tracked over two decades. Read full book review >

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TELL ME ONE THING by Deena Goldstone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2014

"These stories tend to drag on and then wrap up quickly with a sentimental moment you wish had come sooner."
In screenwriter Goldstone's fiction debut, eight stories—some connected—portray characters struggling with loss, forgiveness and the complexity of human relationships. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A thoroughly intriguing portrait of a neglected historical figure."
The Byzantine life and times of a female monarch during a bloody, perilous era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Intriguing and insightful, casting new light on the Gershwin genius. (Black-and-white photographs; score samples.)"
A music historian with a fine interpretive ear for both music and language examines the collaboration of George and Ira Gershwin- -in what is not a biography but rather a nontechnical study of how the Gershwins' music, lyrics, and sense of drama are interrelated. Read full book review >

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WONDERFUL WINTER by Bruce Goldstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Readers will be doing a snow dance and waiting for winter all the more. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Goldstone follows up his Awesome Autumn (2012) with a salute to all things winter. Read full book review >

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GREATER ESTIMATIONS by Bruce Goldstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Don't underestimate this one's value. (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
Another sure-fire winner for math teachers and school libraries alike, this follow-up to Great Estimations (2006) recaps the basic estimation methods (eye-training, clump-counting, box-and-count) and gives readers several opportunities to practice them. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Many scrambled historical eggs conceal the Bacon. (32 b&w illustrations)"
Did Roger Bacon (c. 1214-92) compose a mysterious manuscript featuring drawings of plants that don't exist, some with naked women inside and symbols never satisfactorily explained by some very dedicated and imaginative cryptanalysts? Who knows? Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2001

"That inspiration aside, Warmly Inscribed doesn't amount to much."
Miscellaneous adventures in the book trade, some exciting, most not. Read full book review >

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I SEE A PATTERN HERE by Bruce Goldstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A solid resource for both introducing and reinforcing patterns. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Goldstone tackles slides, turns, flips and folds in his latest, a look at patterning. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"Rather than pulling the uninitiated into the exciting and beautiful world of book collecting, the Goldstones are writing here for the converted."
Slightly Chipped is the second volume of book collecting anecdotes by the husband-and-wife team the Goldstones (Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World, 1997). Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"A must have for teachers who need the just-right book for their eighth-graders. (Poetry. 14+)"
This intelligent anthology will accomplish two amazing feats: It will please teen readers and simultaneously satisfy their teachers. Read full book review >