Search Results: "Madeline Bennett"


BOOK REVIEW

MADELINE by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: June 15, 1939

"And the text is not keyed to the interests or understanding of the average child."
Yes, it will sell:- (1) because it is Ludwig Bemelmans and a beautiful book; (2) because Bemelmans' sense of humor tickles the risibilities of adults and they buy books. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1991

"He'd have to be crazy not to love me''—to women whose marriages have failed, but it's weak in demonstrating its validity."
Bennett, whose husband abandoned her after 25 years of seemingly happy marriage, examines the psychodynamics of so- called wife-rejection syndrome—a term she has coined for a chain reaction that starts with a trauma provoking such anger and guilt that a husband suddenly projects a lifetime of accumulated grievances onto his mate, and that culminates in feelings of rage and acts of revenge against her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADELINE MANN by Julia Buckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"In her bright debut, Maddy is a welcome addition to the cozy scene."
A journalist adds sleuthing to her job description when a childhood friend is murdered. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN MADELINE WAS YOUNG by Jane Hamilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"Hamilton is exquisitely observant and unfailingly generous to the characters she creates: every life has weight and dignity."
The narrator of Jane Hamilton's fifth novel (Disobedience, 2000, etc.) is Timothy "Mac" Maciver, a brilliant, scientifically minded fellow growing up in a big Midwestern family, whom we follow from his boyhood in the 1950s to his middle age in the present day. Read full book review >

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The Bennett Women by Roberta R. Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"Despite its sometimes too-neat storyline, readers may find merit in this novel's exploration of the challenges of aging loved ones."
In this novel set in 2012, a harrowing health scare for a family matriarch spurs emotional crises for her Fortune 500 company CEO daughter and musically talented granddaughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Bennett Prince of Ziemia by David Kucera
Released: July 14, 2016

"A tale about a perilous rescue operation that delivers a sweet, all-ages romp, leaving room for further escapades."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy, a teen prince and his beautiful young companion sneak off on an adventure to save a nearby village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 9, 2012

"Will Bennett's loyal nanny-and-more, Mary Catherine, abandon her charges in their darkest hour? Will Perrine escape from custody in a made-for-the-movies sequence? Will Bennett finally close his case for good? Or will Patterson and Ledwidge ring down the curtain leaving the conflict unresolved and paving the way for a sequel? Stay tuned."
Patterson's partnership with Ledwidge is already up to the fifth installment in the perilous adventures of NYPD Detective Michael Bennett (Tick Tock, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADELINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE by John Bemelmans Marciano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Sandwiched between endpaper views of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Bemelmans is buried in Arlington), this homage offers a reasonably seamless continuation of the classic series, far closer in lilt and spirit than, for instance, the recent spate of Corduroy and Curious George travesties. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"In an old white house in Washington, D.C., / Lived as lonely a girl as there can be…." Read full book review >

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MADELINE AND THE GYPSIES by Ludwig Bemelmans
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 11, 1959

"Ludwig Bemelman's whimsical verse and his exuberant color illustrations will delight the ignorant into the world of Madeline and continue to enchant those readers already familiar with Madeline, Madeline's Rescue, and Madeline and the Bad Hat."
Again Madeline! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADELINE FINN AND THE LIBRARY DOG by Lisa  Papp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A good bet for dog lovers and for readers too young for the excellent, lengthier Thank You, Mr. Falker. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A library dog helps a struggling reader. Read full book review >

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MADELINE AND THE CATS OF ROME by John Bemelmans Marciano
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Like the newer Amelia Bedelias, this doesn't exactly take the perennial favorite in new directions, but it does seamlessly extend the series. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Having inched his way into his grandfather's spotlight with a Madeline board book and other tie-ins, Marciano tries out a full-dress solo performance here—and makes the grade nicely. Read full book review >