Search Results: "Dorothea DePrisco"


BOOK REVIEW

PIG-A-BOO! by Dorothea DePrisco
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"Bright and cheery, this has all the ingredients for an over-and-over laptime read. (Ages 1-3)"
As long as eyes come as standard equipment on infants, the peek-a-boo game will be a sure baby-pleaser. Read full book review >

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VIRGINS AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES by Dorothea Straus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Better only to nibble at the early recollections—and then feast on the literary reminiscences: They really make the book."
Wispy memoirs of growing up in the cultivated German-Jewish milieu of N.Y.C., which take on more heft as Straus—widow of the late publisher Robert Straus—recalls with verve writers like Lillian Hellman and Jerzy Kosinski. Read full book review >

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A Buss From Lafayette by Dorothea Jensen
Released: April 22, 2016

"A winning historical tale that may appeal to young fans of the musical Hamilton."
In Jensen's (Frizzy, the S.A.D. Elf, 2014, etc.) middle-grade novel, a young girl in New Hampshire meets the titular, illustrious French hero of the American Revolution during his commemorative trip through America. Read full book review >

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CHASM by Dorothea Tanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Overall, great fun, in a sardonic sort of way."
A spare gothic jewel from Tanning (Between Lives, 2001), the Illinois-born artist and writer best known for her affiliation with the Surrealist school. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Twelve chapters in search of an editor . . . or a canvas."
Syrupy prose flows thickly in this art-world autobiography. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A DRAGON IN MY CLOSET  by Dorothea  Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A miss. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Is there or isn't there a dragon in the closet? Read full book review >

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ISLE OF PALMS by Dorothea Benton Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2003

"Good-natured, just-us-girls babblefest."
Hardcover debut about a hairdresser who hears more juicy confessions than a priest. Read full book review >

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FOLLY BEACH by Dorothea Benton Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"This novel about dramatists, although lightened by some witty down-home repartee, displays little aptitude for scene-craft."
A widow returns to her childhood haven, Folly Beach, S.C., where she is captivated by new love and a literary mystery. Read full book review >

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Dizzy, the Stowaway Elf by Dorothea Jensen
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"The author propels her present-day take on the classic Christmas poem with gentle humor and suspense, smoothly incorporating lines from the original poem into her lively tale about a stowaway elf."
A little elf's clandestine adventure as a stowaway on Santa's sleigh takes an unexpected turn in an engaging contemporary spin on the classic 19th-century poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas." Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, CINDER! by Dorothea Lachner
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1996

"This tale starts out pointless and stays there, unless the lesson is that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and in order to survive, it's best to cozy up to the right types—the bullies, in this case. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A lackluster tale of blossoming friendship without enough meat on its bones to feed a cat. Read full book review >

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MEREDITH, THE WITCH WHO WASN'T by Dorothea Lachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a point delivered with a light touch, ably crafted and colored in Unzner's exuberant paintings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meredith is a witch, but she avoids the usual witchy trappings and doesn't really like magic, so her spells suffer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASM by Dorothea Tanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Not far-out enough to be surrealistic, not grounded enough to be compelling."
The noted surrealist artist Tanning debuts, at age 91, with a modestly successful parable of the youthful imagination. Read full book review >