Search Results: "Joanne Oppenheim"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCE'S BREAKFAST by Joanne Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2014

"The king's evident enjoyment of every new flavor as unfamiliar foods and their names are introduced makes this effort worth sampling for those fussy little diners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
One young prince with a picky palate tours the world with his parents in search of the right ingredient that will make eating an enjoyable treat. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"11 atmosphere. (bibliography, notes) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Looking back to a shameful but characteristic chapter in this country's history, Oppenheim wraps an angry account of the U.S. West Coast Japanese-American population's forced removal in the panic following Pearl Harbor around a heartfelt tribute to Clara Breed, a San Diego children's librarian who kept in touch with several of her evacuated young "regulars" and became an advocate for their release. Read full book review >

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THE KNISH WAR ON RIVINGTON STREET by Joanne Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A tasty slice of New York City immigrant lore. (author's note, recipes) (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's war to the last crumb of potato, cheese, and kasha on New York City's Lower East Side. Read full book review >

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'UH-OH!' SAID THE CROW by Joanne Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Also available: Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Level 1, ISBN: 0-553-09498- X), a survey of water craft with sometimes awkward variations on the well-known verse; The Christmas Witch (Level 3, ISBN: 0-553- 09392-4), a retelling of the Italian folktale about Befana. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
The best of Oppenheim's three new entries in the Bank Street Ready-to-Read series: on ``Level 2,'' a reader that creatively combines devices like animal voices and repetitions of words in amusingly varied phrases in a tale about animals frightened by mysterious thumps on their barn roof. ```What was that?' mewed Cat. `I don't know,' cawed Crow. `It's up there,' whinnied Mare.'' An owl hoots, the wind whistles, and the animals nervously imagine ghosts while Sheep baas, ```Go back to sleep' '' and they try vainly to get one of their number to investigate (`` `Not my Job!' grunted Hog''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A Christmas gem. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Oppenheim tells the familiar story of the first Poinsettia (also the subject of picture books by Tomie de Paola and Pat Mora) with a sure hand. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

A British MP's cleareyed and tellingly detailed assessment of just what the West is up against in its economic rivalry with Japan. Read full book review >

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THE HUNDREDTH NAME by Shulamith Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A moving, original tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
With measured prose Oppenheim (I Love You, Bunny Rabbit, p. 230, etc.) gives this brief story a reverent tone; a strong sense of place established in the text and pictures makes it vivid. Read full book review >

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HIGH RISE by Jack Martin Oppenheim
Released: Nov. 21, 2008

"A nasty little romp that sometimes loses its grip on a convincing reality, but whose unapologetically limbic characters captivate while they satisfy their carnal desires."
A seedy melodrama about an apartment complex and the erotic conspiracies among its lonely, libidinous tenants. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Uniformly written and passionately considered, the collection brims with ideas, memories and hope for creatively inspired students."
Incensed by recent trends to eliminate arts education from public-school curriculums, co-editors Kohl and Oppenheim present 20 insightful essays in a bid to draw attention to the cultural and developmental significance of the cause. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2016

"Not the last word on Beckett, Rosset, or Grove, but a vivid snapshot of a revolutionary era in the culture."
An evocative but somewhat slapdash scrapbook of documents and interviews concerning the iconoclastic publisher of Grove Press and his most famous author. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK SHEEP by Jack Martin Oppenheim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2008

"A very good book about a very bad man."
A scintillating tale of a dreadful man who successfully sleeps his way to the top. Read full book review >