Search Results: "Edward S. Gazsi"


BOOK REVIEW

KIMBO'S MARBLE by Amy Herrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"An old-fashioned Disney-style confection. (Young reader/Picture book. 6-9)"
In a kingdom where the palace looks like a sculpture of candy and pink ice cream, Princess Kimbo learns to value her little brother by saving him from a froglike troll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVEN RAVENS by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"The psycho-baggage gets in the way of the story, but Gazsi's pictures captivate. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
A young girl learns she had seven brothers who had been cursed and banished by their father for being inconsiderate to her when she was a frail babe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO FAMILY ALBUM by Edward S. Blotner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2010

"Illuminates the lasting impacts of mental and physical abuse on foster-care children."
Blotner (Facing the World Without Love, 2010) explores the harsh reality of foster care via one's man story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"The former will find it intellectually challenging and perhaps a bit exhausting—there is a fast parade of thinkers and concepts, which occasionally receive too cursory an exploration- -though ultimately informative and rewarding."
Reed (Psychology/Franklin and Marshall Coll.) traces the gradual, contentious evolution of the discipline of psychology in the 19th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Highly enjoyable as a brief and opinionated history of medicine, but more valuable as a provocative essay on the direction in which science and technology are moving medicine today. (15 line drawings, not seen)"
Deft questioning of our basic assumptions about health, disease, and medicine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"For specialized collections or adult interest only. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Using the same format as in his previous collections of Native American literature (A Braid of Lives, 2000, etc.), Philip pairs his 15 translations of various tribes' lullabies with sepia-toned historical photographs of Native Americans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Anyone else curious why a known writer in the business can't pen his own memoir?"
An enthusiastic, colloquially slapdash memoir about navigating Hollywood egos by longtime PR man and producer Feldman that traces his career from the early 1950s (The World of Suzie Wong) to today (The Truman Show, 101 Dalmations). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SPY UNDER THE SEA by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A clever introduction to ocean life. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An under-the-sea guessing and counting game from the creator of I Spy with My Little Eye (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD APPLE by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A mixed message shopped in a queasy jacket. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hemingway's story of friendship against the odds is sweet, but it has hitched its wagon to a very challenging vehicle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Picture book. 2-6)"
Readers play the "I Spy" game with hidden animals, guessing their identities using only peep-hole glimpses of an eye and a patch of color. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN BARNACLE’S AQUARIUM by Edward  Miller
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Trying too hard, this ends up just a bewildering mix; steer young readers instead to more conventional tours like Aliki's My Visit to the Aquarium (1993). (pirate glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Dropping in and out of lecture mode—"Here you'll see countless species of fish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAP HOUSE by Edward Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"Magnificently creepy. (Horror. 10-16)"
The first in a deliciously macabre trilogy for middle graders and young teens channels Dickens crossed with Lemony Snicket.
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