Search Results: "Jonathan Lambert"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG-NOSED PIG by Keith Faulkner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"All the protuberant pop-ups, some bright colors, and lively art—the dirt smudges that begrime the pig are cleverly made from brown fingerprints across the pink paint surface—keep everything trotting merrily along. (Pop-up. 2- 6)"
A companion to The Wide-Mouthed Frog (1995) that is not as funny, but fans of the first book will want to get their hands on this one to see what pops out at them. Read full book review >

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THE WIDE-MOUTHED FROG by Keith Faulkner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"More durable and economical than many of its type, this one is also great fun. (Picture book/folklore. 2-6)"
An effervescent pop-up version of the familiar tale of the wide-mouthed frog who blithely asks each animal he meets what it likes to eat, including an alligator who says that he eats wide- mouthed frogs. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHY by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Bright and reassuring…and if Kipling's wordplay is better, at least there's no spanking here. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small and wandering elephant finds out why it's a good idea to stay in line with its bigger kin. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AAA-OOO! by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Shout along with the animals in the forest in an entertaining who-said-it tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who or what is making that frightful noise in the night and keeping the animals awake? Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Index. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
Outstanding color illustrations on every page make this oversized volume a browsers delight and a bargain at the price. Read full book review >

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MAINLY ABOUT LINDSAY ANDERSON by Gavin Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2000

"Like a good detective, Lambert manages to uncover the salient clues to personality, creativity, and enduring friendship—in a business not known for long alliances. (55 b&w photos)"
An ambitious biography of the well-respected British film and theater director, told by his close friend Lambert (Nazimova, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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GHOSTTOWN by Mercedes Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2007

"Michael Connelly's foreword and the biographical afterword by Lambert's friend Lucas Crown make it clear that her last testament is haunted in more ways than one."
A final go-round for scrappy subsistence-level L.A. lawyer Whitney Logan and her ex-prostitute secretary Lupe Ramos (Soultown, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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Vindicta by Bret Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Diverting escapist entertainment about a valuable hostage that sets up the last installment of a trilogy."
An anti-terrorist organization leaps into action when its nemesis kidnaps the president of the United States in this sequel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 1999

"But it probably won't."
Revisionist history confronts revisionist history as the author debunks the conspiracy theory surrounding the assassination of John Kennedy that persists to this day. Read full book review >

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NAZIMOVA by Gavin Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 1997

"The woman who brought Ibsen and Chekhov to large American audiences deserves a more thoughtful biography than this. (120 photos, not seen)"
Hollywood historian Lambert (Norma Shearer, 1990, etc.) covers the basics but scants the artistry of the great Russian-born actress (18791945). Read full book review >

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SOULTOWN by Mercedes Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"Forget the killer; forget Whitney's obsession with her own shoes and parfums; and fasten your seat belt for a breathtaking tour of Soultown at its most exhilaratingly lurid. (Author tour)"
How's this for a slam-bang opening? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"Possessing a certain charm, but missing a lot of pieces. (Photos throughout)"
Curious and evocative fragments of autobiography by boulevardier and screenwriter Moffat, gathered and embellished by Lambert (Natalie Wood, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >