Search Results: "Greg Lawrence"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Chatty without being vulgar, a deeply admiring portrait of a lady the world is just now getting to know."
One of Jacqueline Onassis's authors dishes kindly on her impressive editorial record. Read full book review >

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DANCE WITH DEMONS by Greg Lawrence
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2001

"Essential for anyone interested in 20th-century dance and pop culture. (16 pages b&w photos not seen)"
The complex life and enormous influence of one of the most commanding creative forces in America dance and show business is examined in this first-rate biography. Read full book review >

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TIME STEPS by Donna McKechnie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Forty-plus dramatic years in the footlights, related in a numbing monotone."
A bland memoir from the hugely talented Broadway performer. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

A former world-famous ballerina again collaborates with her husband (co-author of Dancing on My Grave, 1986, and The Shape of Love, 1990) on their first book for children—a story that draws on Kirkland's own experience. Read full book review >

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GREG PIZZOLI
by Megan Labrise

As a young reader, Greg Pizzoli found illustrated history books too sanitized and sententious.

“Nobody wants to hear that story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree and how he was good all the time,” says Pizzoli, author-illustrator of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon. “Whatever ...


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LAWRENCE MILLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TEMPLETON GETS HIS WISH by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Moderately inspired but tired all the same. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pizzoli's young cat, Templeton, gets what he wishes for, with predictable results. Read full book review >

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NUMBER ONE SAM by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A polished work, from the words to the finish on the race cars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
There's more than one way to be the big dog in the little bestiary. Read full book review >

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DON’T WORRY BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A great book to share with little ones who face a prolonged absence from a beloved friend or relative. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For the second in the Thank You Bear series, Foley once again manages to convey maximum message with minimal text and illustration. Read full book review >

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GOOD LUCK BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Once again, Foley's unpretentious Bear and Mouse deliver profound wisdom in a sweetly understated manner. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Foley's waif-like bear cub is back with another life lesson for little ones (Don't Worry Bear, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal. (glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Geisel winner Pizzoli turns from early readers to biography with this story of a consummate 20th-century con man. Read full book review >

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THE WATERMELON SEED by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A humorous vignette with deliciously bright colors that leap from the page. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A watermelon-loving crocodile worries over a swallowed seed in this balmy tale. Read full book review >