Search Results: "Edward Koren"


BOOK REVIEW

THELONIUS MONSTER’S SKY-HIGH FLY PIE by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2006

"Brimming with read-aloud possibilities, and not a single fly was injured in the performance of this tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Sierra takes a romping, rollicking rhyme to recount an amazing and vastly amusing culinary adventure. Read full book review >

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VERY HAIRY HARRY by Edward Koren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Next to fellow cartoonist William Steig's Pete's a Pizza, or, more on topic, Kathleen Krull's Clip, Clip, Clip: Three Stories About Hair, illustrated by Paul Brewer, this comes off as a hesitant, under-plotted effort. (Picture book. 5-7)"
New Yorker cartoonist Koren transfers his trademark hirsute, Bigfoot-like figures to a new format, but then doesn't do much with them. Read full book review >

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OOPS! by Alan Katz
Kirkus Star
by Alan Katz, illustrated by Edward Koren
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2008

"Toy-odor.' (Poetry. 7-11)"
Making a strong bid for the year's most uproarious set of new verse, this collection opens with a "Whoosh!"—"The wind is blowing / quite a breeze. / The wind is blowing / on my knees. / The wind is blowing / its spring dance. / It tells me I / forgot my pants." Read full book review >

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POEMS I WROTE WHEN NO ONE WAS LOOKING by Alan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"As clever and funny as the poetry of Jack Prelutsky in his prime and less edgy than Shel Silverstein's, this deserves and should have no trouble drawing chuckles and belly laughs from a wide audience, even outside the confines of National Poetry Month. (Poetry. 7-11) "
Katz and Koren follow up Oops! (2008) with another set of 100 or so rhymed (usually) knee-slappers paired to scribbly ink drawings. Read full book review >

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR ROOM IN 10 EASY STEPS by Jennifer LaRue Huget
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"Good for great giggles—and at the end, she promises even more awesome advice on fixing your hair. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Children and their adults are in for a treat with this new showcase for Koren's illustrations. Read full book review >

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FURY by Koren Zailckas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A harrowing tale of one woman's journey into the depths of her own psychosis."
The author of Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood (2005) searches for the root of her unbridled anger. Read full book review >

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SMASHED by Koren Zailckas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2005

"Riveting, with a powerful message for parents of teenaged girls."
An astonishingly revealing debut chronicles nine years of binge drinking in high school, college, and beyond. Read full book review >

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IN THE FLESH by Koren Shadmi
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Not for the squeamish or literal-minded, but in a genre whose artists routinely test all sorts of boundaries, this debut collection obliterates them."
A debut collection of ten short graphic narratives from Israel native Shadmi. Read full book review >

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FUNERAL AT NOON by Yeshayahu Koren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1996

"A minor masterpiece, and one of the best novels out of Israel in recent memory."
A first English translation of a subdued and haunting story of Israeli village life, originally published in Hebrew in 1974, that combines elements of Willa Cather's A Lost Lady and L.P. Hartley's The Go-Between, with hints of Albert Camus and Paul Bowles to produce a devastating impression of waste and loss. Read full book review >

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MOTHER, MOTHER by Koren Zailckas
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"No beach-read escapism in this novel, but rather a hall of mirrors reflecting chaotic maternal psychological mayhem reminiscent of Mommie Dearest or Push or Ordinary People."
In Zailckas' (Fury: A Memoir, 2010, etc.) debut novel, an unhinged matriarch drives a family into destruction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"The successes and sufferings of the Beers and Sassoons makes for interesting material (Rachel was poet Siegfried's aunt), but the authors missed an important opportunity to concentrate more on Rachel's success in running her newspapers."
Portrait of two important late-19th-century English families and their connection to the newspaper industry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Horrifying yet mesmerizing: the authors never overplay a potentially melodramatic hand, and no reader will fail to admire the Ovitzes. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
The true story of seven dwarves, a family of performers who survived the Holocaust. Read full book review >