Search Results: "Harry Simeone"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY by Katherine Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"A beautiful demonstration of the true meaning of Christmas. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The contemporary Christmas carol comes to life through marvelously detailed illustrations that depict the people and landscapes of the desert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARIS by Nigel Simeone
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Style notwithstanding, any visitor to Paris with an interest in music will find this guide indispensable."
An interesting and useful guide, written in a competent, but dry style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEONARD BERNSTEIN LETTERS by Leonard Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Bernstein emerges as highly literate, compassionate, astonishingly busy and gifted almost beyond measure."
Nearly 60 years of revealing letters to and from the composer of West Side Story, a musical colossus who stood with one foot on Broadway, the other in whatever of the world's symphony halls he wished. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUKE ON THE LOOSE by Harry Bliss
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2009

"Only figuratively, one hopes. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Leaving his oblivious father deep in "(boring dad talk)" with a passerby, little Luke scuttles off in pursuit of a flock of pigeons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RABBIT’S NEW BABY by Harry Horse
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"The author died tragically in 2007, but readers can be reassured that there are a few other chapter books in the pipeline featuring the adventures of his dog Roo. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Little Rabbit cannot wait for the new baby to be born, but is rather taken aback when Mama has three bunny babies and brings the triplets home. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RABBIT’S CHRISTMAS by Harry Horse
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Horse's watercolor-and-ink illustrations are sweetly old-fashioned, and he manages amusing, expressive looks on Little Rabbit's face, especially in the scenes when he doesn't care to share. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fourth entry in this series from England about Little Rabbit is the story of the bunny child's realization that friendship and love are better gifts than any toy left by the Christmas Rabbit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO IS EDDIE LEONARD? by Harry Mazer
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Still, entertaining; but for a deeper and more astute, look at this theme, try Alcock's taut The Cuckoo Sister (1986). (Fiction. 12-16)"
Shortly after the death of the grandmother who raised him, Eddie—who knows no other family save an uncle who once gave him a dog, then took it away, and who has since disappeared—sees a notice about Jason Diaz, missing since the age of three. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORLDWAR: UPSETTING THE BALANCE by Harry Turtledove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Again sporadically gripping, with panoramic views and a cast of thousands."
Third episode of Turtledove's vast, continuing saga, this following hard on the heels of Worldwar: Tilting the Balance (p. 34), that pits the once-warring nations of WW II against the infinitely more dangerous invading alien Race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORLDWAR: STRIKING THE BALANCE by Harry Turtledove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A cast of thousands with a plot to match, well-drawn if unoriginal aliens, a wealth of fascinating speculation—and scope for any number of sequels."
Final installment of Turtledove's long alternate-history Worldwar saga (Upsetting the Balance, 1996, etc.), in which the progress of WW II is disrupted by lizardlike alien invaders. Read full book review >