Search Results: "Laurie Allen Klein"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015

"Klein changed the way rock does business. In this balanced, fascinating, and well-written biography, Goodman gives him credit where it's due."
The story of a manager more often vilified than any other in the history of rock. Read full book review >

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BALLOON TREES by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"Books for young listeners about how things are made are relatively rare; this one will stretch to fit a variety of goals. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
No, these trees don't bear balloons, but they are the starting place for the production of these popular objects. Read full book review >

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THEY JUST KNOW by Robin Yardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"The dichotomy between the anthropomorphized scenes and the realistic ones artfully highlights the divide between the animal world and the human one. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Drawing a line between human and animal behaviors, this debut from Yardi teaches children about instinctual behaviors. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF DONLEY FARM by Jaime Gardner Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"A solid tale about two birds of prey that seamlessly blends in learning. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This "ghost" story introduces children to the habits, habitats and adaptations of a red-tailed hawk and a barn owl. Read full book review >

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SOLAR SYSTEM FORECAST by Kelly Kizer Whitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"Essential information for savvy interplanetary travelers. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Young astronauts preparing to blast off might want to check out these planetary weather forecasts first. Read full book review >

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LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

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LITTLE KLEIN by Anne Ylvisaker
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Instead of a typical boy-and-his-dog story, the author has created something unique and memorable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Little Klein, aka Harold, is definitely the runt of the litter. Read full book review >

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ANDROMEDA KLEIN by Frank Portman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Alas, the conclusion (satisfying but easy, with a frustrating and unnecessary near-magical disability cure) is a rush job after hundreds of pages of meandering magickal confusion. (Supernatural. 12-14)"
A disappointing second outing from the author of King Dork (2006) introduces Andromeda Klein, teenage occultist. Read full book review >

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MELANIE KLEIN by Julia Kristeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Of much substance, though of interest to a very small readership."
The second installment, of more narrow interest than her Hannah Arendt (p. 787), in postmodern pioneer Kristeva's planned three-volume triptych on female geniuses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOODY ALLEN by John Baxter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Allen's fans, who are presumably Baxter's target audience, will prefer to let his films do the talking."
The biographer of Steven Spielberg (1997) and Stanley Kubrick sets his sights on one of the cinema's great comic minds. Read full book review >

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WOODY ALLEN ON WOODY ALLEN by Stig Björkman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Strictly for those who devour the Woodman's every word."
Get two filmmakers together to talk about work and the result should be interesting, especially if one of them—Woody Allen- -seldom sits for long interviews. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAD, LOVE LAURIE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: March 1, 1989

After Laurie's parents divorce, her mother requires her to write weekly to her father in Missouri; though Laurie chafes under this burden, she writes enough letters in nine months to fill this book. Read full book review >