Search Results: "Linda Sarah Goldman"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Still, there is a bedrock of toponymic glory here, certainly enough to make some readers fall in love with geography. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
You don't have to be a geographer (or a toponymist, to get really specific) to take pleasure in odd place names, and there are far too few gazetteers out there for a new one to come amiss. Read full book review >

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BIG FRIENDS by Linda Sarah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Excellent, believable advice, with boxes—what could be better than that? (Picture book. 4-8)"
For those few blighted souls out there who are unaware of this fact, cardboard boxes are a kid's answer to pretty much everything. Read full book review >

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ELLA WHO? by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A slim storyline is enhanced by the detailed illustrations and the absurd behavior of adults who need a lesson in listening. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An elephant comes to play, but none of the adults realizes that anything is unusual. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PEACOCKS by Linda Merrill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 1993

"Still, a remarkable true story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When James McNeill Whistler finds his portrait of a princess in ``dismal surroundings'' in Frederick Leyland's dining room, Leyland agrees to let him redecorate—if he doesn't touch the costly leather wall covering. Read full book review >

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LOLA AND TATTLETALE ZEKE by Marcia Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2015

"An unfocused effort overall, both in illustration quality and in plot development. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tiny Yorkshire terrier named Lola narrates her third entry in a series, this time focusing on a new addition to the family, her fellow Yorkie named Zeke. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND STELLA AND THE PERFECT GIFT by Dara Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An inclusive, accessible interpretation of O. Henry's beloved story and a 'perfect gift' for families who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of big-city bears celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas Eve in their shared apartment in this sweet, age-appropriate story that borrows the structure of O. Henry's classic Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi." Read full book review >

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LOLA GOES TO WORK by Marcia Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Tiny and gentle, but powerful just the same. (Informational picture book. 3-10)"
Not all working dogs are big and powerful, like police or rescue dogs. Some are tiny and gentle, like little Lola, a 5-pound Yorkshire terrier from California certified as a therapy dog. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT ROOM by E.M. Goldman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Goldman is a rare writer who can present the story from the point-of-view of either gender; as a result, this novel will reach deep inside readers' own hopes and dreams. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a bizarre premise, seven high-school juniors take part in an experiment with virtual reality: a simulation of their ten-year reunion. Read full book review >

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The Shape-Shifters by Peter Goldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2015

"Precarious politics take precedence over murder in this striking genre entry."
Private eye Max Christian helps a friend who's running for Congress and enters a seedy world of murder, drugs, and politics in Goldman's (The Last Minstrel Show, 2012, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

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ISAAC by Ivan Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Ultimately disappointing, but a brief, quick-moving novel that has, especially early, its share of pungencies and pleasures."
Goldman's latest, following The Barfighter (2009), centers on an unlikely love story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2006

"Uncertain in organization and thin on insight—a blown opportunity."
A veteran reggae observer offers her take on an icon's defining statement. Read full book review >

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THE ORDINARY SEAMAN by Francisco Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A bizarre set of circumstances (inspired by a true story) vividly wrought, but even more memorable is Goldman's fresh and moving take on such matters as longing, love, cruelty, and fellowship, probed in a poignant and original narrative. (First printing of 35,000; $50,000 ad/promo)"
Goldman's acclaimed debut, The Long Night of the White Chickens (1992), proves to have been no fluke: Its successor is an equally compelling saga of a crew of poor, would-be Central American sailors stranded aboard the rat-infested hulk of a dead ship. Read full book review >