Search Results: "Imagination Stairs"


BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER HOLLE by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2011

"An insipid rendition, with a stingy assortment of anemic interactive features. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A prim, Grimm tale in which two characters receive their respective just deserts for industry and laziness is poorly served by bland illustrations and clumsy design. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An irresistible inside account of life 'in service' and a fascinating document of a vanished—if fetishistically longed-for—time and place."
What the kitchen maid saw. Read full book review >

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MAGIC BELOW STAIRS by Caroline Stevermer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Lovely and lively. ('According to Bess' glossary) (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Frederick is an orphan in the kind of institution where boys get locked in the stillroom for minor infractions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Some nuggets here for philosophers of science, neuroscientists, mathematicians, and computer folks—but one wonders if maybe Cornwell didn't stack the deck a bit and if a different cast might have come up with a different consensus."
Erudite essays that explore the pros and cons of reductionism in science. Read full book review >

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MORAL IMAGINATION by David Bromwich
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 2014

"Bibliophiles, scholars and concerned citizens—all will find provocation and enlightenment here."
A collection of (mostly) recent essays that range in focus from moral philosophy to American history to book reviews to op-ed. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2010

"A fun stocking-stuffer or distracting waiting room read.
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A collection of whimsical stories based in—but not bound to—reality. Read full book review >

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BRUTAL IMAGINATION by Cornelius Eady
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"Although this may hardly seem a fit subject for poetic exploration, Eady's touch is masterly."
The connection in Eady's art between music and drama, drawing on their close associations in African-American traditions, has never been more important than in this work, which comprises two distinct but related "song cycles." Read full book review >

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ON THE STAIRS by Julie Hofstrand Larios
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A real treat, perfectly centered on a small child's perceptions and experience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As she lovingly details the comfortable disarray of a perfectly splendid staircase, a small mouse counts off the stairs in a game she has clearly played many times. Read full book review >

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CITY OF STAIRS by Robert Jackson Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Smart and sardonic, with wry echoes from classic tales (a little 'Telltale Heart,' anyone?) mixed up in an inventive, winning narrative."
Another dark fantasy by master of the genre Bennett (American Elsewhere, 2013, etc.), a literate swirl of religion, politics, finance and other sources of misery. Read full book review >

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CLIMBING THE STAIRS by Padma Venkatraman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"A good companion piece to Kashmira Sheth's Keeping Corner (2007). (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A welcome addition to the small but growing body of historical fiction about growing up female in India. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF STAIRS by William Sleator
Released: April 1, 1974

"But Sleater does a masterly job of differentiating and developing his five human subjects, compelling readers to share in the process of their enlightenment, and communicating his ominous conjecture."
A riveting suspense novel with an anti-behaviorist message that works, despite the lack of subtlety or originality, because it emerges only slowly from the chilling events. Read full book review >