Search Results: "Lenny Hort"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

While allowing that fossils have plenty to tell us about what dinosaurs were like, Hort notes that there are still plenty of unanswered questions—from what they ate and how those massive but tiny-headed plant eaters managed to down enough chow to maintain their weight to what all the spines and spinal plates were for. Read full book review >

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THE GOATHERD AND THE SHEPHERDESS by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Bloom's dazzling paintings have the stylized look of Greek statues that have become suddenly animate; impressionistic dabs illuminate Mediterranean skies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this ancient tale, a shepherd happens across a foundling girl in Pan's cave and adopts her. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY STARS IN THE SKY? by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 1991

"The warmth between father and son (especially in Ransome's sturdy, expansive double-spread paintings) is fine, but their itinerary on the nightlong quest verges on the preposterous. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rather earnest story about a child who can't sleep and tries to count the stars. Read full book review >

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TIE YOUR SOCKS AND CLAP YOUR FEET by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Incorporating eye-popping magazine photo images, they fairly burst from the pages and never fail to ratchet up the hilarity. (Poetry. 4-8)"
Laugh-out-loud nonsense poetry combine with cutting-edge paper collages for an irresistible picture book. Read full book review >

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THE WEDDING DRESS MESS by Beatrice Masini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"This energetic Italian import may make a good gag gift for engaged couples—but not so great for its intended young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A zealous seamstress very nearly misses out on her own wedding when she places the emphasis on her dress, not the occasion. Read full book review >

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THE SEALS ON THE BUS by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Hop onboard. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With a tiger at the wheel, the big purple bus rolls all over town, picking up a menagerie of passengers from sheep ("BAAAH, BAAAH, BAAAH") to vipers—get it? — ("HISS, HISS, HISS") to skunks ("SSSS, SSSS, SSSS") before disgorging its dismayed human riders ("HELP! Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF NAILS by Lenny Dykstra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016

"Dykstra makes no apologies, offering 'the real truth,' but readers' opinions of him will be harsh."
A former professional baseball player details how his go-for-broke attitude on the baseball diamond continued after his retirement and eventually ruined him. Read full book review >

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YOU CALL IT MADNESS by Lenny Kaye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Not a pedestrian stroll past the crooner's art, but frequently a pleasurable dance around some real pop culture. (20 b&w photos)"
Told with feverish scat, the story of crooners in the days when vaudeville transformed itself into radio and the movies learned to talk, features a bio of Russ Columbo backed by Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallée, and an all-star supporting cast. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2001

"Cordial and courtly: Wilkens's memoir is no classic, but it's still of considerable appeal to roundball fans."
A welcome memoir by a pioneer of integrated pro basketball. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY THE BOOK by Lenny Bartulin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"The scruffy, dialogue-heavy narrative has great charm, though the story is low on incident and suspense. Poet Bartulin's debut is quirky and inventive enough to attract a niche audience of readers who fantasize about owning a bookstore and embarking on colorful adventures."
Mild-mannered Australian bookstore owner gets vamped...and worse. Read full book review >

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PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A CD with four songs, two of them versions of 'Puff,' makes a very nice package indeed, especially since Yarrow sings with his daughter. (Picture book and CD. 4-8)"
A lovely—and indeed magical—shift and the beloved anthem becomes quite a satisfying read-aloud for children (and adults). Read full book review >

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GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER by Lenny Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A thorough, chilling and absorbing true-crime chronicle."
The notorious identical twins whose crime organization terrorized mid-20th-century London were "the most wicked gangsters Britain has ever seen," assert former jewel thief Hamilton and author Cabell. Read full book review >