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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

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BOOK REVIEW

For The Innocent by Bret Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"An improbable tale that delivers cheesy action-adventure fun, despite its drawbacks."
Members of an elite, covert anti-terrorist squad reunite to rescue one of their own from the world's deadliest terrorist in this thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"For the general reader, a full-blooded introduction to an arcane world."
Forbes senior writer Lambert delivers a history of the birth and evolution of Chicago's swashbuckling futures market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHILDREN'S HOME by Charles Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A one-of-a-kind literary horror story."
A young recluse is unsettled by mysterious children who come to stay with him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVENTING THE ``GREAT AWAKENING'' by Frank Lambert
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Lambert can be criticized for taking his market metaphors too far, but he makes a skillful and original analysis of American religion's early engagements with the market economy. (5 b&w illustrations)"
A refreshing addition to the historiographical debate about the Great Awakening. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An all-encompassing introduction to the Christian-Islamic struggle for the armchair history buff."
A Medieval history expert introduces readers to the epic struggle for the Near East, spanning the dawn of Islam to the rise of the Ottoman Empire and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >