Search Results: "Leonard Weisgard"


BOOK REVIEW

LEONARD by Timothy  Penner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Well told, cleverly illustrated and beautifully supported with interactive surprises that make sense and are great fun, this is a stellar example of iPad storytelling. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Imagination makes all the difference in this story of one boy's quest for new friends. Read full book review >

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LEONARD by William Shatner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A fond remembrance of Leonard Nimoy by one who knew him like no other."
In the original Star Trek series, Mr. Spock's contemplative temperament was balanced by Capt. Kirk's emotive and physical nature. Now it's the captain's turn to reflect. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE ISLAND by Golden MacDonald
Released: June 15, 1946

"Gift merchandise for the carriage trade."
Companion volume to Little Last Lamb in this story of a little island in the ocean, and the changes that come to it during the four seasons, of the lobsters and gulls and spiders and seals who visit it and of a special visitor who came and learned that he and the island were attached to the rest of the world. Read full book review >

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THE SEASHORE NOISY BOOK by Margaret Wise Brown
FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1941

"The child shares in the right and wrong answers to successive questions of sound, and in this particular instance the book would be limited to children familiar with the seashore."
Companion volume to the successful Noisy Book and Country Noisy Book. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN EGG BOOK by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: June 15, 1947

"Hard surface glaze finish, for heavy board binding."
One of the best of the Big Golden Books — and tops in merchandise value, while at the same time the simple little story has very direct appeal, particularly for Easter seasonal sale, to any three-to-five year old. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 2006

"A closely reasoned, well-researched and eminently fair account of a gifted and giving man who married a miracle."
A generous and sympathetic portrait of the complex and fiercely intelligent man (1880-1969) who is best known as Mr. Virginia Woolf. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1994

"Another book for the growing shelf from which some Maynard Solomon or musical Walter Jackson Bate will have to winnow when the time comes to write a critical biography rather than the Bernstein story. (100 b&w photos) (First printing of 35,000)"
Another big Lenny B. bio, jam-packed with accomplishment and angst. Read full book review >

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THE NOON BALLOON by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: June 15, 1952

"But the format is exquisite."
Magic combination of names- with Leonard Weisgard as illustrator- but a story that seems to this reader rather pointless from two who know better. Read full book review >

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THE IMPORTANT BOOK by Margaret Wise Brown
FICTION
Released: May 25, 1949

"This is tops- with us."
A perfect book for very small children, one that will go on long after the printed word has been absorbed, for the text establishes a word game which tiny children accept with glee. Read full book review >

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THE NOISY BIRD BOOK by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: Feb. 15, 1943

"It will provide an easy way to teach the youngest the looks and sounds of our better known birds."
With drawings after Audubon this new addition to the Noisy Book Group has greater importance than the others and will probably have as much appeal. Read full book review >

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HAP AND LEONARD by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"No one currently working the field demonstrates more convincingly and joyously the deep affinity between pulp fiction and the American tall tale."
Seven laid-back adventures, one of them brand new, for "freelance troubleshooter" and good old boy Hap Collins and his gay black Republican partner Leonard Pine. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN BIRTHDAY BOOK by Margaret Wise Brown
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1989

From a favorite author (Goodnight Moon), who died in 1957: a trite, previously unpublished story about little animals getting overappropriate presents; lushly illustrated in his own inimitable style by her longtime, Caldecott-winning collaborator. Read full book review >