Search Results: "Frank Partnoy"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2012

"A fascinating addition to the study of decision-making. File alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Ariely and other similar writers."
A leading expert on financial market regulation studies the virtues of delay and even inaction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2009

"A pertinent, timely tale of financial fraud and how it was maintained for so long."
Ivar Kreuger, known to aficionados of fraud cases as "the Match King," flourished 80 years ago. As this latest biography shows, his complex schemes could have occurred just yesterday—or might again tomorrow. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2003

"Riveting, for those who can persevere through the slack prose."
With hours of expert testimony on Enron before Congress under his belt, Partnoy (Law/Univ. of San Diego) also draws on his own experience in selling the arcane contracts known as derivatives to put an investor's dilemma into perspective. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I CAN ROAR! by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Great for adults and children to share, taking turns playing the parts of various animals. For more fun, have a mirror handy so kids can be delighted by their own transformations. (Board book. 2-4)"
Children can pretend to be many different animals by putting their faces up to the large die-cut hole at the center of this interactive board-book offering. Read full book review >

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YOUNG FRANK, ARCHITECT by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A gentle plug for the MoMA, this exquisitely designed book would be an enticing prelude to a visit with a young child as well as an invitation to all readers to let their imaginations run wild. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A visit to a museum proves to be transformational for a cross-generational pair of architects. Read full book review >

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GUS MAKES A GIFT by Frank Remkiewicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This may not have the laugh-out-loud humor or silly sweetness found in many titles of this kind, but Gus has great appeal, and the story provides just the right level of challenges for those just beginning to read. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Should Fly Guy, Elephant and Piggie, Biscuit and Puppy Mudge make room in the growing field of very beginning readers for Gus? Maybe… Read full book review >

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A TRIP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD WITH MOUSE by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"The art gives this southerly outing a distinctive look, and the interplay between the two tourists may strike some readers as comical. (Graphic easy reader. 5-7)"
Strong graphic illustrations give this quick visit to the Antarctic plenty of appeal, though readers may want to strangle one of the visitors. Read full book review >

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GREEDYANNA by Frank Remkiewicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1992

"This slight tale is not as funny as it hopes to be, but the text's poker-faced exaggeration and the cheerful cartoony illustrations will strike a familiar chord in many families. (Picture book. 3- 7)"
A cautionary tall tale: Eddie's little sister is going through what her parents hopefully term ``a phase'' whose key word is ``Mine!'' While her family patiently waits it out, Anna monopolizes the food (except for lima beans), the house (the others move to the garage), and the family car (she rides while they push). Read full book review >

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MOONDANCE by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

A whimsical tale about a bear who imagines that the moon and clouds are personified: He's sad to think the moon won't dance with him; when the morning clouds descend as fog, he's delighted that at least they've answered his invitation, but when the fog lifts, he worries: ``Do you think I could have stepped on their toes...?'' he asks Little Bird. Read full book review >

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BIG BIRTHDAY BASH by Frank Cammuso
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"With lots of laughs and lots of heart, this sophomore offering doesn't disappoint. (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
With giant spectacles and even more spunk, budding witch Salem Hyde is back, determined to give her friend the best birthday ever. Read full book review >

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SPELLING TROUBLE by Frank Cammuso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A delightful buddy story and an auspicious series opener; be sure to make room on shelves for Salem and Whammy. (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
A fledgling witch receives necessary guidance from a talking cat in this utterly adorable page-turner. Read full book review >