Search Results: "Jerry Leiber"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Informative and opinionated—a treasure trove for fans of rock music."
A revealing, accessible career overview of two of rock 'n' roll's primary architects. Read full book review >

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THE DEALINGS OF DANIEL KESSERICH by Fritz Leiber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"A Leiber curio that, despite its old-fashioned, pulpish, lumpy narrative and ragged prose, has its allures."
A recently rediscovered, Lovecraft-influenced early effort from master storyteller Leiber (191092) that was drafted in the 1930s and partly revised in the 1940s. Read full book review >

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THE GRASSHOPPER & THE ANTS by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"From an unparalleled artist, another brilliant work. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-6)"
Caldecott Medalist Pinkney returns to Aesop, recasting the familiar fable as a meditation on the importance of sustaining both body and soul. Read full book review >

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THE TORTOISE & THE HARE by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A captivating winner—start to finish! (artist's note, design notes) (Picture book/folk tale. 3-6)"
With luminous mixed media pictures, a short, carefully meted-out text and a Southwestern U.S. setting, Pinkney (The Lion and the Mouse, 2009) takes on another of Aesop's fables—marvelously. Read full book review >

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PUSS IN BOOTS by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Handsomely turned out, as can be expected…but Pinkney himself notes that he studied over 20 illustrated editions of the story before producing one of his own, and he offers nothing particularly fresh. (Picture book/folk tale. 7-10)"
A retold but intact version of the familiar tale, given the customary early-18th-century setting in illustrations crowded with figures and period detail. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM HILLSIDE FARM by Jerry Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Neither George's experiences nor the author's pedagogical additions offer much to engage readers' hearts or minds. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Faint echoes of the middle volumes of the Little House series are all that animate this bland, Depression-era epistolary tale. Read full book review >

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LOVE, STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Those meeting Stargirl here for the first time will want to read the previous work to see if Leo is worthy of her devotion. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Susan "Stargirl" Caraway has moved to Pennsylvania, but as independent and free-spirited as she is, she can't seem to let go of Arizona and her old boyfriend Leo Borlock. Read full book review >

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FOURTH GRADE RATS by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Hurwitz league. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The latest Newbery winner spins a funny, light story about a couple of boys who take to heart a familiar chant: "First grade babies!/Second grade cats!/Third Grade angels!/Fourth grade rats!" Read full book review >

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POLICE BRUTALITY by Jerry Bornstein
NONFICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Highly recommended for social studies collections. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A balanced, well-organized summary of issues raised by the Rodney King case, effectively presenting some of the insights of modern sociology. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING CHARLIE: A Pictorial Biography by Jerry Epstein
Released: April 16, 1989

A sweetheart, surely the most intimate and moving picture of Chaplin's last three decades that we will ever have. Read full book review >