Search Results: "Jane Scovell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"It is to laugh, yes; but, oy vay, it is also to despair of women who give priority to members of the opposite sex as simply romantic objects, to perfect bodies, and to mindless, endless shopping. (b&w illustrations) (TV satellite tour)"
A lively, outspoken commentary on life as a middle-aged, divorced mini-celebrity who fights fat, the dearth of acceptable men, and mortality. Read full book review >

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I PROMISED MY DAD by Cheryl Landon Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Well done. (Photos—24 pp. b&w—not seen.)"
The eldest daughter of TV actor/writer/director/producer Michael Landon (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, etc.) tells her side of the Landon story—and tells her father's as best she can. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"A semi-hidden life of unbroken allegiance, compassionately rendered. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
Devotion to genius characterizes the life of Eugene O—Neill's daughter and Charlie Chaplin's wife in this respectful overview. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S SO FUNNY? by Tim Conway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Mildly amusing and affable to a fault, Conway's tome joins the massive pile of inessential showbiz memoirs."
The celebrated funnyman on his frictionless life and times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HELL OF A LIFE by Maureen Stapleton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Stapleton has written an autobiography reminiscent of her best performances: brash, peppery, sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious, and always involving. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A feisty memoir by one of America's most gifted actresses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAME AS IT NEVER WAS by Claire Scovell Lazebnik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Mean-spirited, trite."
Bitch inherits brat, in a first from Lazebnik. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELFIE ONE by Pamela Jane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This special story will be read or sung over in the library, over in the classroom, and over in the family room, next to the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic children's song "Over in the Meadow" moves to the North Pole in this Christmas-themed interpretation. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"There are many picture-book versions of the old song in print, but this bright, sunny variation is good fun for young children, particularly as a sing-along experience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cabrera continues her series of modern interpretations of classic children's songs with an updated, chipper version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" featuring groups of cheerful animals and other cute characters getting ready for Christmas. Read full book review >

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SPOTTY, STRIPY, SWIRLY by Jane  Brocket
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Another solid entry sure to attract the attention of art and math teachers alike. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Patterning and ways of sorting are the focus of the third in Brocket's four-part series, and, as with her color and texture entries, her brightly colored close-up photos truly make the book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A nursery charmer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pink-cheeked version of a song most everyone knows, with new verses highlighting cozy animal dyads across the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST PERFECT by Jane Marinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"Since the shelves are crowded with titles in the preparing-for-the-new-baby genre, choose this only if there is room for one with its sophisticated tone in both voice and image. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Searching for a new family member, a little boy considers a number of animal choices before finding something "just perfect." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KITTY’S CUDDLES by Jane Cabrera
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"An engaging approach to encouraging sibling acceptance, this tale will hold appeal even for those without younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curious kitten explores the variety of cuddles to be found across a broad spectrum of the animal kingdom. Read full book review >