Search Results: "Howard Megdal"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Megdal writes with the easy fluency of a Jim Bouton, delivering a book that's of value to students of business as well as baseball fans."
Revealing look inside the locker room and front office of a storied baseball franchise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"Like the game itself—leisurely and enjoyable."
Baseball writer Megdal (The Baseball Talmud, 2009) recounts his 2010 campaign to be elected general manager of the New York Mets. Read full book review >

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SERIOUS TROUBLE by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Tucking plenty of wordplay into the brief text to complement his playful, loosely drawn illustrations, Howard produces another child-friendly episode, this one with an underlying message about parental expectations and being allowed to be one's own fool. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Another perceptive, deceptively cartoonish tale from Howard. Read full book review >

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A PIGGIE CHRISTMAS by Howard Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But there will be snorts and chortles galore in this exuberant holiday offering. (Picture book. 6-9)"
If Marge Palatini's Piggie Pie (1995) and Zoom Broom (1998) made your stomach hurt from laughter, you may need medical attention after getting a gander at these porcine takes on five familiar Christmas songs from the same illustrator. Read full book review >

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HOODWINKED by Arthur  Howard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"These illustrations enhance and enrich an amusing story that is sure to please. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When it's time to choose a pet, a young witch named Mitzi requires something that is definitely not cute or cuddly. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR EMPIRE! by Abby Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A change of pace from the typical blood-and-guts approach to the topic, populous enough to sate even the most rabid dinophiles. (glossary) (Graphic informational fantasy. 9-11)"
A quick trip through the Mesozoic Era with a paleontologist is all young Ronnie needs to become a dino-maniac. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Written in a no-nonsense, nuts-and-bolts style, this volume is best suited to those who have some grounding in Jewish history. (timeline, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 13+)"
A history of the founding of the State of Israel through inspiring profiles of three of its most important founders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COSMO ZOOMS by Arthur  Howard
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Howard demonstrates how chance plays a sweet role in life, and, with a few strokes of the brush, makes readers care about Cosmo and his yearning to achieve. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Howard (When I Was Five, 1996, etc.) taps into both the sheer pleasure of skateboarding, as well as its condition of near- pandemonium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DIFFERENT KIND OF COURAGE by Ellen Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Zina regains her voice and Bertrand loses his fear, but they never clearly realize just why they've been sent away, and readers expecting them to reach safety will find the conclusion precipitate. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A dry, disappointing story of two children fleeing Nazi-occupied France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OUROBOROS by Howard Coale
Released: Feb. 28, 1990

Here's a story of erotic obsession that is also a textbook example of the first-novel-as-narrator's-attempt-at-self-definition. Read full book review >

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THE TOWER ROOM by Ellen Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"It doesn't quite ring true that the other girl knows about the abortion, or that Aunt Olive doesn't know of the second entrance into the tower; but those are small flaws in an unusually engaging story with a real heartwarmer of a conclusion. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After her mother's death in 1953, fifth-grader Mary Brooke comes to share the family home with Aunt Olive, who's been living there alone. Read full book review >