Search Results: "Isaac Mizrahi"


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ISAAC MIZRAHI PRESENTS THE ADVENTURES OF SANDEE THE SUPERMODEL by Isaac Mizrahi
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 2, 1997

"Then again, maybe you're not really expected to cut them out, and this glitzy tale is a comic book only because it's written on a level that—well, all the fashion world can understand."
Well-known designer Mizrahi scripts a trio of adventures for his fictional supermodel, Sandee, a ``really, really real'' beauty from Bountiful, Utah, who takes Manhattan by storm under the tutelage of her best friend and discoverer, Yvesaac Mizrahi, an alter ego whose only difference from his creator is about 30 pounds and a carefully chiseled chin. Read full book review >

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MOSES GOES TO SCHOOL by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2000

"This is an excellent read-aloud for the back-to-school crowd. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Moses is back in school after summer vacation and Millman (Moses Goes to a Concert, 1998) describes a typical first day of school. Read full book review >

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MOSES GOES TO A CONCERT by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 1998

"The final page illustrates the signed letters of the alphabet. (Picture book. 5- 9)"
Millman's story, illustrated in delicate watercolors, ought to pop open a few young eyes (and perhaps some adult eyes as well). Read full book review >

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MOSES GOES TO THE CIRCUS by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2003

Moses and his family are having a great time at the circus; but since Moses is deaf, the whole family signs. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN CHILD by Isaac Millman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 7, 2005

"A must. (afterword) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Millman, who lived his first years as Isaac Sztrymfman in Paris, provides a crystal clear, heart-wrenching chronicle of his years in hiding during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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TODAY AND TOMORROW AND. . . . by Isaac Asimov
Released: April 13, 1973

"Well prepared in the author's serendipitous style, this volume reads easily and is entertaining, appealing to readers interested in the natural world and the interactions of science and society."
Is the duckbilled platypus your thing? Read full book review >

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VIEW FROM A HEIGHT by Isaac Asimov
Released: Sept. 6, 1963

"These are excellent examples of the modern scientific essay which very few writers today can equal in style, form, and content."
Seventeen crackerjack essays again give witness to the clarity and pleasure with which Asimov writes on favorite topics in biology, physics, chemistry, and astronomy for the reader with a modicum of knowledge and interest in science subjects. Read full book review >

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WORDS OF SCIENCE by Isaac Asimov
Released: Aug. 25, 1959

"An imperative book for the student of science and one written with such clarity that any reader possessed of intellectual curiosity or love of language will enjoy turning- and returning- to its pages."
An excellent encyclopedia of scientific terms, the articles in this alphabetically arranged text are written with that same verve, lucidity, and concentration of knowledge which characterize Isaac Asimov's other books. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 19, 1970

"Table of dates and genealogies appended."
Forgotten, believes Dr. Asimov, in the sense of being slighted, even slandered, by Western historians — but this conscientious recapitulation of Byzantine history is defeated by an excess of detail, a want of emphasis and topical development: ultimately, one remembers not what the Empire stood for but the difficulty of keeping it standing. Read full book review >

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ABC'S OF ECOLOGY by Isaac Asimov
Released: Sept. 5, 1972

"The book is printed on recycled paper and we can assume too that it's compiled from scraps of recycled data out of Dr. A's copious files."
This is the fourth of Asimov's ABC books and like the others it suffers from the inaptness of the concept itself. Read full book review >

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THE STARS IN THEIR COURSES by Isaac Asimov
Released: Feb. 12, 1970

"Sure it does."
This non-technical, misnamed study is not about the movement and make-up of the stars. Read full book review >

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A SHORT HISTORY OF BIOLOGY by Isaac Asimov
Released: March 13, 1964

"A good, authoritative, easy-to-read tool for junior and senior high school collections and for anyone wanting a quick introductory survey."
One can hardly believe that the history of biology can be encompassed in brief chapters, and indeed this is a once over lightly performance...but by an expert. Read full book review >