Search Results: "Harvey Araton"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A well-told tale of friendship with baseball as the backdrop."
An exploration and celebration of deep friendship under the cloak of a baseball book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"More than the usual lament for the good old days."
New York Times sportswriter Araton (Alive and Kicking, 2001, etc.) charts the steady decline of the NBA while holding a torch for its eventual renaissance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Falls short as an examination of women's attitudes toward sports, but with its enthusiasm for the game and its positive portraits of the players it may well please soccer fans."
A friendly, close-up view of Montclair, New Jersey, soccer moms who became soccer-playing moms and discovered the joys and anguish of participating in a team sport. Read full book review >

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COLD TYPE by Harvey Araton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2014

"A novel with a strong whiff of the New York Daily News strike of 1990-1991—and with ominous foreshadowings of what the protagonist describes as 'this internet thing everybody's talking about.''"
A story about a newspaper, a family, a strike, and social and economic change—sketched against the backdrop of New York in the 1990s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"An in-depth exploration of a team that is well worthy of such reverential treatment. A must for basketball fans and a super-must for New York sports nuts."
A warm, accessible celebration of the dynamic early-1970s New York Knicks basketball teams. Read full book review >

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IN THE CITY by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Endlessly entertaining for all ages, as well as subtly educational. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Three siblings take turns describing their family's trip to the city, with 14 panoramic pictures. Read full book review >

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BIG, SCARY WOLF by Harvey Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1997

"Stevenson (Grandpa's House, 1994, etc.) uses a palette of green, purple, and blue to create a spooky atmosphere, which evaporates as soon as the wolf comes into the light, and rendering its scariness— and its preference for staying in or out—moot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
``Rose couldn't sleep. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Amanda Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The author's appealing watercolors are notable for their beautiful composition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While Maud fixes her own breakfast and the baby wails, her parents are shown—in soft, expressive illustrations—bitterly quarreling. Read full book review >

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MAPS by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Still, an excellent survey that nicely conveys the fascination of its many-faceted subject. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
An admirably lucid presentation of what maps are, how they're made, and their many different types and uses. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA ON VACATION by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"This dashing adventure is a satisfying addition to this lively series. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The dauntless Alice-Miranda returns in a sequel fraught with mystery (Alice-Miranda at School, 2011). Read full book review >

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HEARTS AT STAKE by Alyxandra Harvey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"This fluffy series opener is fundamentally silly and derivative of everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Twilight to Harry Potter, but its fast-moving plot and refusal to take itself too seriously offer partial redemption. (Paranormal romance/adventure. YA)"
Solange Drake, a dreamy potter, has more on her plate than the average almost-16-year-old: Intoxicating pheromones waft from her skin, attracting numerous unwanted suitors, and she's dreading a potentially fatal transformation from human to vampire. Read full book review >