Search Results: "Lloyd Moss"


BOOK REVIEW

ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN by Lloyd Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Put this spirited production in front of readers before their next young people's concert, and show them just what happens after The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (Harper & Row, 1982). (Picture book. 4-10)"
A trombone pulls a long note, to which is added the bite of a trumpet, then the downdraft of a French horn—a solo becomes a duo becomes a trio—and so on until a complete chamber group of ten (one more than a nonet) is assembled. Read full book review >

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MUSIC IS by Lloyd Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"If it gets youngsters to ask who Gershwin is, or Ellington, or what opera or chamber music sounds like, it will have transcended its storytelling venue to reach an even higher note. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A lighthearted paean in verse by radio-host Moss who takes a very basic tack: "Singing, humming, chanting, rapping; fingers snapping. / Music's grand!" Read full book review >

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OUR MARCHING BAND by Lloyd Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Hip hip hooray! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just as he did with the wonderful Zin! Read full book review >

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BOMBS OVER LONDON by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Lively writing and a smattering of line drawings make for an enjoyable adventure that will entice readers to go along with Mira. (author's note, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In the latest installment in the Mira's Diary time-travel series, Mira pursues her missing mother, Serena, to 1917 London. Read full book review >

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TRUE HEART by Marissa Moss
Released: March 1, 1999

"A rousing and romantic tale. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A deeply satisfying story of longing and hard work fulfilled, inspired by an obscure historical photograph. Read full book review >

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FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER by Miriam Moss
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 30, 1991

"Of some limited use as a vocational introduction; anyone interested in hard information of any depth will need to go elsewhere. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the new ``Fashion World'' series—brief overviews of aspects of the fashion industry—an introduction to what it takes to begin and carry on this career, with sharply reproduced color photos and the outlooks of some important photographers presented in brief quotes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARAVAGGIO by Marissa Moss
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Overall, Moss tells an absorbing, informative story set in a fascinating time replete with political intrigue, bustle, and corruption. (author's note, timeline, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
A fictionalized account of the Italian painter's tumultuous life hews to the historical timeline. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF ELEPHANTS by Peter Moss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2006

"A romanticized, tragic remembrance of well-loved experiences."
A graceful, elaborate and dizzying tale of innocents yearning for home. Read full book review >

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FIRE ALONG THE SKY by Robert Moss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 1992

"Tom Jones as The Deerslayer."
A handsome young Irishman with theatrical leanings abandons the delights of George III's London to follow a melancholic friend to the Colonies, where he visits a kinsman and the restless Mohawks in upstate New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANISHING NEW YORK by Jeremiah  Moss
Released: July 25, 2017

"Maddening if you're not mega-wealthy, and a vigorous, righteously indignant book that would do Jane Jacobs proud."
The Big Apple is morphing into a class-war amusement park for the very rich. Thus this irate argument for remaking it into a city for the rest of us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROPE TRICK by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"It is no illusion that this is a magical read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's wonderful to be in the thrall of a master storyteller once more, as Alexander (The Gawgon and the Boy, 2001, etc.) spins this full-hearted tale of magic, illusion, and love. Read full book review >