Search Results: "Keith Scribner"


BOOK REVIEW

MIRACLE GIRL by Keith Scribner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A riotously edifying take on civic and private responsibility in an age of elaborate morals."
The author of The Good Life (1999) returns with his second: a hard-hitting, at times sidesplitting tale of trust, temptation, and redemption. Read full book review >

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THE OREGON EXPERIMENT by Keith Scribner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2011

"Scribner has done his homework on everything from radicalism to perfumes, but in service to an overly schematic plot."
An East Coast couple grows increasingly entangled in the political and emotional lives of Oregon radicals. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD LIFE by Keith Scribner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1999

"Obvious, annoying, snooty: Scribner's prose (—No one gets as far as he had without unbridled ambition—) is as lifeless as his characters—and his characters would seem flat even in a comic book."
A mean-spirited debut based on the real-life kidnaping of a New Jersey Exxon executive that took place a few years back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2006

"Many knowledgeable comments about art, music and publishing intertwined with religious commentary of the sort one expects from the spiritual-journey genre."
A journal kept by the scion of the famed publishing family records memories of his coming of age, his youthful conversion to Roman Catholicism and his evolving thoughts on family, art, music, literature and God. Read full book review >

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GOPHER TAKES HEART by Virginia Scribner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Matthew (``Gopher'') Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE DINOSAUR? by Keith Moseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Young dino-hunters, on the other hand, never had it so good. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Mr. Magoo has nothing on young George's grandfather, who manages to miss nearly 100 dinosaurs concealed (or not) in the pictures illustrating this visit to a remote volcanic island. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MONKEY LOST by Keith DuQuette
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

The similarities and differences among New World monkeys are at the center of this tale of one lost monkey. Read full book review >

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NO TWO ALIKE by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A worthwhile message that just doesn't quite fly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A sadly lackluster paean to the premise that "no two snowflakes are alike, / almost, almost… / but not quite." Read full book review >

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LUCKY DAYS WITH MR. AND MRS. GREEN by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The effervescent personalities of the all-alligator cast come through clearly in Baker's small, bright green-and-purple scenes; those ready to move on to something slightly beyond the basic easy reader will enjoy all the energy and joie de vivre on display. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Three more happy tales along the lines of those in More Mr. and Mrs. Green (2004) and its preceding volume. Read full book review >

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LORETTA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Ace Scout Loretta isn't particularly appealing, but perhaps she's not meant to be—perfectionism is not a desirable trait, and children may recognize a bit of Loretta in themselves before it gets out of hand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Loretta's goal to be the latest in a long line of perfect Pinky Scouts is foiled by her inability to toast a marshmallow to golden perfection. Read full book review >

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THE UNEXPECTEDLY BAD HAIR OF BARCELONA SMITH by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Though less gross than Graves's best work, this is sufficiently wacky to sit next to, say, Margie Palatini's Bedhead, illustrated by Jack E. Davis (2000). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A hyper-cautious lad is dragged by his hair—literally—into a looser lifestyle in this typically off-the-wall episode from Graves. Read full book review >

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THREE NASTY GNARLIES by Keith Graves
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A yucky, mucky crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The author of Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance (1999) and other grotesqueries proposes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder—funky though that beauty may be. Read full book review >