Search Results: "Harvey Levenstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Enjoyable for scholars, travelers, and armchair dwellers alike. (41 b&w photos, not seen)"
A lively social history of the varied delights (ranging from food to sex, and from racial equality to the Louvre) that have at times drawn Americans to France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Still, Levenstein's examples and anecdotes of folly and worse, and his debunking of experts and authorities from Margaret Mead on, make lively reading. (Fifteen halftones.)"
Levenstein's Revolution at the Table (1988), which surveyed the changes in American food habits between 1880 and 1930, is widely deemed a major contribution to our culinary history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG EARED by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Terrific—a dazzling combination of humorous, liquid writing and old-fashioned, tinted line drawings, certain to find a home with anyone who needs a shot of confidence-building. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Otis is a dog, but that doesn't mean he's immune to an insult hurled his way by a passing bully, a spike-collared boxer with a sneer on his mug. Read full book review >

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STRANGE AND WONDERFUL AIRCRAFT by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Entertaining and informative. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A trip through the history of flight, with Weiss (Maps: Getting from Here to There, 1991, etc.) at the helm. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S HOUSE by Harvey Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1994

"The author's pen-and-watercolor illustrations nicely capture the warmth of this special relationship and its shared pleasures. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A realistic account of a little boy's visit to his grandpa's home, distinguished by some imaginative touches (Grandpa names a sandbar ``Woody's island'' because it ``goes away and then always comes back again, just like you do'') and the fact that this Grandpa is modeled on the author's father, author-illustrator James Stevenson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE FARM by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Harvey's mirth and ingenuity are apparent throughout, and though some components misfire, many more are delightfully daffy. Like a big box of chocolates. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Uncle Kevin has a farm, e-i-e-i-oh, there's a lot going on there! Read full book review >

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AT THE BEACH by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

Harvey offers a set of aerial beach scenes for less maniacal Where's Waldo? fans to pore over, featuring several dozen tiny vacationers sunning themselves, playing in the sand, visiting the nearby hamlet or generally mucking about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG DAYS by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Wonderfully sympathetic and amusing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a clever approach to the new-baby and sibling rivalry theme, Otis, the endearing canine from Dog Eared (2002), finds himself neglected, ignored, and forgotten when a new kitten joins the family and Lucy, his beloved owner, is occupied helping her little sister learn to take care of her new pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING AT LIBERTY by Harvey Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"This emotional manipulation renders the offering just another piece of propaganda, however artfully done. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A highly metaphorical account of the creation and installation of the Statue of Liberty furnishes plenty of poetic and patriotic fervor but little objective substance. Read full book review >

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IN THE BUSH by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Off drive the narrators the next morning, sharing their favorite parts and inviting readers to add others—which will be hard to pick. (endpaper maps) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this companion to the equally rollicking At the Beach (May 2006), Harvey takes a family of vacationers into the far-from-deserted outback. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOLEN AWAY by Alyxandra Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Like fairy gold: shiny but ephemeral. (Urban fantasy. 12-17)"
A fluffy derivative fantasy tries to stuff 20 pounds of plot into a five-pound story sack. Read full book review >