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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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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THAT’LL DO, MOSS by Betty Levin
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"The leisurely pace notwithstanding, dog lovers and fans of the series will find much to enjoy here. (Fiction. 8-12)"
For animal lovers or shepherds, this third in Levin's dog series (Look Back Moss, 1998; Away to Me Moss, 1994) continues her slice-of-life-on-the-farm saga. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1995

The three main characters in this self-described ``biographic fiction''the author, his wife, and a homeless man they befriendare real; beyond that, it's difficult to tell what's true and what's not in this often confusing book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Levin manages to tell the story clearly without provocative bias while pointing out how the entire world demonstrated their incredulity at the absurdity of the entire episode."
A page-turning history/true-crime story surrounding the myth of blood libel, the idea that "Jews commit ritual murder to obtain Christian blood" to use in Passover rites. Read full book review >

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THE SEA OF LIGHT by Jenifer Levin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 1993

"An awkward mix of the profound and the political as Levin's well-defined characters offer tiresomely banal and tendentious comments on life and love—without adding much new to either."
Ambitious new fiction from Levin (Shimoni's Lover, 1987, etc.) degenerates, despite some vivid writing, into a mawkish—and always politically correct—paean to the redemptive power of love, especially women's love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2016

"Refreshingly optimistic; in our diversity lies great strength, Levin writes, a strength that can be tapped once all the rancor is put aside. Highly recommended for readers of whatever political stripe."
A voice of both reason and establishment conservatism offers a prescription for renewed political discourse and bipartisan action. Read full book review >

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THE UNMAKING OF DUNCAN VEERICK by Betty Levin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Dull and ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There is a mystery to be found in this, but it takes an inordinate time to get to it and then the whole thing fizzles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 6, 1989

Ross Perot's run-in with General Motors was widely perceived as a clash of symbols: Sunbelt entrepreneur in conflict with the rigid bureaucrats of an old-line industrial colossus. Read full book review >