Search Results: "Kass Reich"


BOOK REVIEW

HAMSTERS HOLDING HANDS by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"With visuals that far exceed the text in interest, this count-up is one disjointed trip. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
One lone hamster welcomes nine friends to join in on the fun in this offbeat romp. Read full book review >

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HAMSTERS ON THE GO by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A very cute but not so simple offering for tots. (Board book. 2-3)"
Reich's hamsters return (Up Hamster, Down Hamster, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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UP HAMSTER, DOWN HAMSTER by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"For a genuinely engaging hamster adventure (for slightly older children), pick up Peggy Rathman's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998)—an exact opposite of this weak offering. (Board book. 2-4)"
Hamsters demonstrate opposites in this new board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 100  by Kass Morgan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Perhaps the television incarnation will have some life. (Dystopian adventure. 15 & up)"
One hundred teen convicts may be the only hope of the human race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN CLIBURN by Howard Reich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1993

"Prospective Cliburnites are better advised to invest in the CD re-release of his legendary performances of Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto and Rachmaninoff's second. (Illustrations—16 pp. color & b&w—not seen) (First printing of 35,000)"
The noted American pianist receives an overlong popular biography, stuffed with irritating detail on virtually every page. Read full book review >

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THE JEWISH WAR by Tova Reich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 1995

"An effectively unsettling mix of the satiric and tragic (and conceivably prophetic): Reich has lost none of her bite and insight, and may well have gained a new summit in her literary achievements."
The earthy yet transcendent wit of Reich's previous efforts (Master of the Return, 1988; Mara, 1978) takes a grim, decidedly unfunny twist in this story of zealots and conflict in the heart of Israel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RULES OF DECEPTION by Christopher Reich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Proof positive that whatever state-of-the-art labels you paste on fictional spies, their main appeal remains nostalgic."
International intrigue in the 21st century, according to Reich's latest thriller, looks an awful lot like international intrigue in the 20th. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM by Leon R. Kass
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2003

"Mix Harold Bloom with Stephen Jay Gould, and you'll get something like Kass. A wonderfully intelligent reading of Genesis—and surely worthy of sequels, a fat volume for each branch of the Pentateuch."
A learned and fluent, delightfully overstuffed stroll through the Gates of Eden. Read full book review >

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STAND UP AND SING! by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"While not a comprehensive treatment of Seeger's life, this is an excellent introduction; read and sing along—loudly. (author's note, quotation sources, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
In the world of American folk music, Pete Seeger stood tall and proud in his unflinching, lifelong commitment to human rights and dignity. Read full book review >

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DAY 21 by Kass Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"A logic-light, romance-heavy novel that evidently has no aspirations beyond accompanying the CW series. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
The 100 teenage convicts sent to recolonize Earth (a need more pressing than they know) in The 100 (2013) discover just how inhabited the planet really is.Read full book review >

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LEDA'S SONG FOR PETE
by Julie Danielson

It’s been a good time lately to be a Pete Seeger fan – that is, if you want to read about his life. Young readers were introduced earlier this year to Susanna Reich’s picture book Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice, illustrated by Adam Gustavson. And just last year, Anita Silvey brought readers ...


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