Search Results: "Jon Wiener"


BOOK REVIEW

I TOLD YOU SO by Gore Vidal
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 9, 2013

"Missing the voice and presence of a man who could be an outrageously entertaining speaker, these transcripts fail to match the depth of his writing, as well."
These transcripts of four interviews with the late man of letters offer some provocative volleys but cover the same ground too often and don't show Vidal fully amplifying his ideas. Read full book review >

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PROFESSORS, POLITICS, AND POP by Jon Wiener
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Insightful and frequently engaging, though hobbled by the lack of a comprehensive introduction and by some thematic and factual repetition."
A lively sampling of unabashedly left-wing commentary from scholar/journalist Wiener (History/Univ. of California at Irvine). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"A refreshingly candid memoir told with pride but also an often disarming flippancy."
Bytes and bombs, bureaucrats and booze dominate Wiener's lively account of the six months he spent as the CNN executive producer in Saddam Hussein's Baghdad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 2, 2011

"Intimate and absorbing, Wiener's tale successfully captures the feelings of a spirited yet lost young child growing up in a tumultuous period in American history."
Wiener is anything but subtle in this gripping memoir of her turbulent upbringing in the New York City suburbs. Read full book review >

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IT'S ONLY STANLEY by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Fun—just plain fun. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The Wimbledon family—mother, father, four children, a cat, and Stanley, a brilliantly inventive beagle—have a sleepless night. Read full book review >

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MY RHINOCEROS by Jon Agee
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Lighthearted fun as a read-aloud or read-alone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What can a pet rhinoceros do? Not a lot, unless it has hidden talents. Read full book review >

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I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Cynical on wry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Klassen's coy effort combines spare illustration, simple, repetitive text and a "payback's a bear" plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DMITRI THE ASTRONAUT by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"A charmer. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Agee (The Return of Freddy LeGrand, 1992, etc.) scores again with this utterly engaging tale of interplanetary friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 20, 1992

"Delightful visual and verbal fun. (Picture book. 8+)"
From its title, price, and dedication (to ``Hannah'') to endpaper quickies like ``SOS!'' and ``WOW'' and even the ISBN number, 60 or more remarkably ingenious symmetries, their humor wonderfully extended in Agee's comical, imaginative, deftly drawn cartoons. ``If I had a hi-fi,'' warbles a fiddler on a roof; ``Mr. Owl ate my metal worm,'' complains a robotic bird. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF FREDDY LEGRAND by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"Lively story; grand pictures; much appeal. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When Freddy's biplane, the Golden Gull, lands through the roof of a French barn after flying the Atlantic, farmers Sophie and Albert take an immediate interest in aeronautics. Read full book review >

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LION LESSONS by Jon Agee
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A jubilant romp fit for a lion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Being a lion demands hard work. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT MY HAT by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Hats off! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Klassen combines spare text and art to deliver no small measure of laughs in another darkly comic haberdashery whodunit. Read full book review >