Search Results: "Lenny Lipton"


BOOK REVIEW

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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PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON POP-UP BOOK by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"While this pop-up version adds little to Puff's enduring charm, at least it does not distract. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-6)"
The magic dragon rides again, this time incarnated in a pop-up. Read full book review >

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PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Stick with low-tech for now. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An interactive take on the classic folk song sluggishly brings this familiar tune to life. Read full book review >

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LENNY & LUCY by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Hypnotic artwork and storytelling invite children to linger in the wild woods of worry and emerge intact, enriched, and utterly invigorated by this complex, contemporary fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peter, his dad, and his dog, Harold, move to a narrow house just on the other side of "dark unfriendly woods," across a rickety bridge. Read full book review >

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LENNY AND MEL by Erik P. Kraft
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"An impromptu neighborhood Flag Day parade, flagless but enthusiastic, caps this promising, easy-reading eye-roller. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Newcomer Kraft treads unafraid through Scieszka and Pinkwater territory with these holiday misadventures, perpetrated on, or by, clueless twins (fraternal ones, to judge from the stick figure illustrations) Lenny and Mel. Read full book review >

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LENNY CYRUS, SCHOOL VIRUS by Joe Schreiber
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Here's hoping readers won't be daunted by it, since there is so much here to enjoy. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
A middle school science genius chooses an unusual way to get the girl. Read full book review >

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LENNY BRUCE IS DEAD by Jonathan Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2006

"Has the world gone mad? Has Josh? Or has Goldstein?"
It's helpful that the title page characterizes this debut volume by NPR and magazine writer Goldstein as "(A Novel)," for otherwise the reader might be even more perplexed by the assortment of bite-sized vignettes, observations and non-sequiturs that challenges categorization. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Detailed, objective, and valuable. (b&w photos)"
Lenny Bruce's career was a rhapsody in blue material. His comedy made him a master of free speech; his death sanctified him. Here, two thoughtful lawyers explore in depth some of the comic's tribulations and trials. Read full book review >

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HENNY, PENNY, LENNY, DENNY, AND MIKE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Budding aquaculturists will enjoy this tale of friendship from a fish-eye view. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Aquarium life is anything but boring…it's "FAB!" Read full book review >

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LENNY AND MEL: AFTER-SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL by Erik P. Kraft
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Young readers fond of characters who are a bit too smart for their own good should be amused. (Fiction. 8-10)"
The slacker sibs are back for a third outing, this time as investigative reporters off to check out the seamy underside of after-school clubs. Read full book review >

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INSIDE INSIDE by James Lipton
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A worthy—perhaps even enviable—life related with passion, certitude and considerable artistry."
The creator and host of Inside the Actors Studio summarizes his multifaceted career (writer, actor, dancer, academic dean—and more) and rehearses his favorite moments from his award-winning TV show. 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 >