Search Results: "Elissa Haden Guest"


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HARRIET’S HAD ENOUGH! by Elissa Haden Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"This amusing peek at a common childhood scenario and its peaceable resolution will satisfy children and parents alike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A youngster's refusal to tidy up leads to a big argument with her mother. Read full book review >

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IRIS AND WALTER by Elissa Haden Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It's well-traveled territory, but always worth a visit. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Guest and Davenier (Mabel Dancing, 2000) kick off an easy-reader series featuring a city girl and a country boy. Read full book review >

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BELLA'S RULES by Elissa Haden Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"A winner. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As one might guess from the title, boisterous Bella's rules are in serious conflict with the family rules. Read full book review >

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IRIS AND WALTER by Elissa Haden Guest
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Readers will welcome this latest installment in the true-to-life stories of these charming friends. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Best friends Iris and Walter eagerly look forward to their first sleepover. Read full book review >

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IRIS AND WALTER: THE SCHOOL PLAY by Elissa Haden Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Henry and Mudge fans have some new friends in these likable pals. (Easy reader. 5-9)"
In this fifth slice-of-life story about Iris and Walter, last seen in The Sleepover (2002), our heroes are preparing for a class play where Iris will be a cricket and Walter will be a dragonfly. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Walpurgis Nightlife from the Age of Coke and Quaaludes to the Era of Ecstasy."
Gossip-laced and rumor-spiked, an intelligently written history of 20-plus years of New York nightclubbing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Sexier than Artforum but brainier than Vanity Fair, this should appeal to insiders and outsiders alike."
This long-awaited ``insider's'' version of the contemporary art world may bring a blush to the cheeks of the ``curators, collectors, academics'' and critics who, Haden-Guest gleeflully demonstrates, ``often spend as much energy sniping at each other as at art's vigorous and well-armed enemies.'' Haden-Guest (Bad Dreams, 1981, etc.), a journalist and art critic, offers an anecdotal portrait of the American art world and, more specifically the frantic, hothouse art world of Manhattan from the 1970s to the present. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST by Hwang Sok-Yong
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Requires patient reading, but the story, with its great insight into the region, is deeply rewarding."
Expert, idiomatic translation renders visible a story that helps explain the present weirdness in North Korea. Read full book review >

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LIZARD’S GUEST by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

The latest installment of Lizard's adventures (Lizard's Home, 1999, etc.) begins with Lizard exuberantly dancing and singing, until he stomps on Skunk's toes by accident. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST by James Marshall
FICTION
Released: April 25, 1975

"This is patently a variation on Marshall's last successful matchmaking job, though as usual his cheerfully costumed blimps make a visual splash."
Maurice and Mona aren't the perfectly matched couple that George and Martha were. Read full book review >

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HONORED GUEST by Joy Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2004

"Twelve ambitious and expert stories, yet seldom involving."
Stories impeccably careful never to raise their voices, though not much is raised in the reader by them, either: a third collection from the novelist and storywriter (Escapes, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >