Search Results: "Madeline Levine"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT THAT NUT! by Madeline Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A winning combination of words and pictures for beginning readers and listeners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The close friendship of Mouse and Chipmunk is temporarily tested by the appearance of one large, attractive acorn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE IN THE DARK by Madeline Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"This depiction rings true in its portrayal of the paralysis of fear and the power of the right circumstances to motivate change. (Picture book. 4-6)"
George's fear of the dark is clear from the cover, where the bedsheets are drawn up to his nose; young listeners will want to know if this ends well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Marget gives that progress reality by reporting it in human terms."
A compelling and thorough status report on bone marrow transplantation, where ``technology is shuffling...just ahead of certain death.'' Marget, a Massachusetts free-lance journalist, focuses on the work of hematologist Joel Rappeport, head of Yale's bone marrow transplant program. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONS AND WITCHES by Madeline Smoot
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"An entertaining change of pace. (Science fiction/fantasy anthology. 12-16)"
This science fiction/fantasy anthology delivers on its promise to reimagine the baddest fairy-tale baddies of them all: dragons and witches. Read full book review >