Search Results: "Madeline Levine"


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: Oct. 10, 1996

"An empowering message for concerned parents. (Author tour)"
Cogent evidence that media violence encourages aggression, desensitization, and pessimism in young people, combined with clear advice to parents on how to protect their children. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A rethinking of the term 'success' provides new insight on how to raise today's youth."
Practical advice for raising well-rounded and successful children. Read full book review >

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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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TENDER IS LEVINE by Andrew Bergman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though the biggest surprises come early on, Bergman (Hollywood and LeVine, 1975, etc.) piles on canny 1950 detail and keeps the story moving so smartly from New York to Havana to Las Vegas that you won't have a minute to consider what gossamer nonsense it is."
Like his creator, who's just returning to fiction after a sabbatical writing and directing Hollywood comedies like Striptease, New York shamus Jack LeVine has just come through a trying period, and he's in no mood for trouble. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN FROM HAMBURG by Hanna Krall
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"From Krall, herself born in 1937, conscience-driven reconstructions of lives that lie forever in ruins. Invaluable."
Polish-born journalist Krall (Shielding the Flame, 1986, etc.) writes true stories about real people, but does so using fiction's methods. All of her people were in or were touched by the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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MILOSZ’S ABC’S by Czeslaw Milosz
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Fascinating and intimate, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the people, events, and ideas that shaped a major poet's life."
A Nobel laureate's musings on random subjects, listed alphabetically. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Of interest to Milosz completists—and antimodernists."
Essays that anticipate themes that Polish-born Milosz would develop in The Captive Mind. Read full book review >

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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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LOLA LEVINE IS NOT MEAN! by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Celebrate a truly accepting multicultural character. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Brown introduces a smart, young protagonist with a multicultural background in this series opener for chapter-book readers. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST LEVINE by Sandy Lanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"This should be inspirational to little tykes who are expected to carry on with the tradition and need to understand their larger role in the Seder ceremony. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
For little Hannah, being the youngest in the family is a vexing issue—until it is time for the Passover Seder, and one special honor is given only to her. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A good introduction to Milosz's prose work, capturing the range of a memorable mind."
Prose miscellany by the famed poet and Nobel laureate (Milosz's ABC's, 2000, etc.) proves he does not need funny spacing to dazzle his readers. Read full book review >