Search Results: "Kenny Ausubel"


BOOK REVIEW

SEEDS OF CHANGE by Kenny Ausubel
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"The writing is overwrought, the tone self-righteous, and much of the content self-serving—yet this offers information too important for readers to let these, and other irritations, stand in their way. (Twelve b&w and 60 color photographs—not seen)"
The critically important—and interesting—story of the threat to earth's biodiversity and how this endangers us all, told by the founder of Seeds of Change, the country's leading organic seed producer. Read full book review >

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KENNY & THE DRAGON by Tony DiTerlizzi
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"A readable, if denatured, rendition of a faded classic. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Reports of children requesting rewrites of The Reluctant Dragon are rare at best, but this new version may be pleasing to young or adult readers less attuned to the pleasures of literary period pieces. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AT THE PLAYGROUND by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A brightly lit 'find it' game that focuses more on laughs than skill. (Board book. 2-3)"
Harry the hippo plays hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Ausubel's sustained, idiosyncratic take on the Holocaust is double-edged, alternating affecting heartache with sentimental poetic overkill. Opinion may be divided, but there's an undeniable element of talent here."
A bittersweet fable of war and survival set in a Romanian shtetl. Read full book review >

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HOW I BECAME CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"It's a nonviolent, humorous, and happy outcome that youngsters will find immensely satisfying; the perfect antidote to WWF fever. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Call it the WWF for preschoolers, if you will, but with cream pies and squirt guns instead of body slams and head locks. Read full book review >

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SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF EASE AND PLENTY by Ramona Ausubel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Ausubel's magical, engrossing prose style perfectly fits this magical, engrossing story."
Fortunes and hearts are lost and found in a modern fairy tale set in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel
Released: May 2, 2013

"Ausubel has a gift of language so rich that even the most mundane events are invested with poetry, and many of her characters are in need of all the poetry they can muster."
Lyrical stories arranged around themes of birth, gestation, conception and love—yes, in that order. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AROUND THE HOUSE by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Not likely to be a longstanding favorite, but good for a brief bit of fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
A quick game of hide-and-seek with an enthusiastic but easy-to-find hippo. Read full book review >

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THE DRIEST SEASON by Meghan  Kenny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Kenny's thoughtful, finely crafted work is an eloquent reminder that the breadth of a world matters less than the depth of a character."
A father's death leaves a daughter seeking answers and a return to normal life in this impressive debut novel. Read full book review >

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IN THE PROVINCE OF THE GODS  by Kenny Fries
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This slim, readable memoir, while occasionally overly inward-facing, answers that question as one project morphs into another."
The memoir of a writer who traveled to Japan and found a new perspective on himself. Read full book review >

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AHEAD OF THE CURVE by Brian Kenny
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A delight for baseball lovers but also a useful parable about the power of habit and tradition, barriers to accepting answers hiding in plain sight for years."
From his many years at ESPN and his current perch at the MLB Network, the TV face of the "Baseball Age of Enlightenment" reflects on the rise of analytics and the torpedoing of decadeslong conventional baseball wisdom. Read full book review >