Search Results: "Malka Penn"


BOOK REVIEW

MALKA by Mirjam Pressler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2003

"Heartbreaking historical fiction based loosely on the real Malka Mai's life, this belongs with the best Holocaust literature. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
A wrenching Holocaust story about flight, fear, and a child left alone. Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE OF THE POTATO LATKES by Malka Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"The miracle of Hanukkah rendered in an appealing, concrete way that even young children will grasp. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Tante Golda's potato latkes are the most delicious in all of Czarist Russia; every year at Hanukkah, she likes to prepare a big batch for all her friends and neighbors. Read full book review >

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SEAN PENN by Richard T. Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2005

"One of those rare oral biographies that's admiring yet still honest."
A star-studded cast comes together with relative unknowns to chat about their buddy Sean. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 2000

"Himler's watercolors accurately conjure time and place, and underscore more somber elements of the story. (chronology) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
In his absorbing picture-book biography aimed at a slightly older audience, Kroll (Robert Fulton, 1999, etc.) immediately informs readers that Penn was a rebel. Read full book review >

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OLD PENN STATION by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Young readers, New York residents or not, will be more likely to look up the next time they're downtown, and to understand that every structure has a unique story. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
In celebration of one of New York City's vanished glories, Low recreates in words and pictures the ornately decorated, girders-and-glass-ceiling wonder that was old Penn Station. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Still, Blotner has done a great deal of research and deployed it subtly, and we should welcome any biography that looks beyond the colossus of Faulkner to remind us of the South's enormous modern literary vitality. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but occasionally opaque biography of the Pulitzer Prizewinning poet and novelist. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2000

"Useful for scholars and for admirers of Warren's work who are very familiar with the author's life and career. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Ten years of essentially unrevealing letters from a formative period of the poet and novelist best known for All the King's Men and as the first Poet Laureate of the United States. Read full book review >

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LEAD US NOT INTO PENN STATION by Bruce Ducker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"It's not giving anything away to say that everything turns out all right, except for Dodgers fans."
Brooklyn, summer 1955. Read full book review >

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NULL STATES by Malka Older
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Carefully researched, prescient, thoughtful, and disturbing."
The second in a near-future series in which most of the world is governed by microdemocracy—in which groups of 100,000 people, or "centenals," vote for their government according to policy, not location. Read full book review >

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JONI MITCHELL by Malka Marom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"The gifted, adventurous musician talks as brilliantly as she writes and sings."
Three deep-running interviews with singer-songwriter Mitchell, by singer-journalist Marom. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"To include a chronology, an index, and six color reproductions of art plus b&w photos (not seen). (Biography. 12+)"
In the first title in the ``Bernard-Bantam Biography'' series, an experienced writer of nonfiction delves into the life of a Mexican painter whose reputation is suddenly in the ascendant, in a straightforward account of her life that emphasizes her unquenchable spirit. Read full book review >

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INFOMOCRACY by Malka Older
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Some aspects of the story may risk dating, but on the whole, timely and perhaps timeless."
A debut sci-fi author suggests that the electoral process could be even scarier, more convoluted, and more subject to factual distortions than it currently is. Read full book review >