Search Results: "Diane Levin Rauchwerger"


BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR ON HANUKKAH by Diane Levin Rauchwerger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A silly, imaginative way to commemorate the holiday. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Dinosaur arrives at a young boy's home to celebrate Hanukkah, exchanges gifts, lights the menorah candles, plays the dreidel game and creates a messy scene filled with melted chocolate gelt (money) and latke batter on the walls and floor. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR GOES TO ISRAEL by Diane Levin Rauchwerger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"If your child points to the cover and tells you the name of the dinosaur on the front, you may need to purchase this book. Otherwise, you can buy a dinosaur toy and a travel book and safely keep them separate. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dinosaur-loving Middle-Eastern tourists may be a small demographic, but this book targets them perfectly. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIANE ARBUS by Arthur Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite limitations on research, Lubow sharply captures Arbus' restlessness, pain, and artistic vision."
Photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was addicted to danger, sex, and human oddities. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF GIANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a thoughtfully organized book, suitable for almost any folklore collection. (Folklore. 5-10)"
Like her previous efforts in this vein (Diane Goode's Book of Silly Stories and Songs, 1992, etc.), Goode offers a diverse, accessible, and well-rounded collection of stories about people big and small, interspersing old favorites (``The Elves and the Shoemaker,'' ``Teeny Tiny,'' etc.) with more unusual gems: the West Indian ``Anansi and the Plantains,'' the Japanese ``Three Strong Women,'' and the wryly feminist ``Managing Molly.'' The book opens with a wise introduction and closes with Nancy Willard's ``Magic Story for Falling Asleep''just the right note. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF SILLY STORIES AND SONGS by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A perfect gift book that will also find many library uses. (Folklore. 4-10)"
Another attractive, well-planned volume in the style of The Diane Goode Book of American Folk Tales & Songs (1989). Read full book review >

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THE FORBIDDEN LAND by Betty Levin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"This exciting read can stand on its own but will also appeal to readers of the first book and of Lois Lowry's Giver and companions. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Willow, the second-person narrator in Thorn (2005), determines to leave the village of the People of the Singing Seals before the male elders give her to one of the "Uncles" (all elder males are uncles) in their desperate hope to produce healthy babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"Depressing, at times tedious, yet nonetheless compelling, this book bears well the inevitable comparison to one of Hopper's signature tableaus. (100 drawings and photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This sprawling study of his career and marriage sets the great painter of modern bleakness in an important new light but fails to fully illuminate his psyche. Read full book review >

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BECOMING JUDY CHICAGO by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A gift for those interested in the history of American art and the history of feminism."
An engrossing, vivid study of the life and work of one of America's most important feminist artists. Read full book review >

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THORN by Betty Levin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Strongly lyrical writing, the unusual structure and provocative themes distinguish a stimulating work that evokes comparison with Peter Dickinson's Bone from a Dry Sea and Lois Lowry's The Giver. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The prehistoric People of the Singing Seals live on the brink of dissolution: food scarcity, low birth rate and high number of babies with birth defects. Read full book review >

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THE BANISHED by Betty Levin
Released: Aug. 26, 1999

"This complex, atmospheric morality tale offers no easy answers, and takes place in a world that is alien and exotic. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a prequel to The Ice Bear (1986), Siri's people live in the frozen Starkland settlement, residing peacefully with the primitive Furfolk, who communicate by whuffles and grunts. Read full book review >