Search Results: "Marc Mauer"


BOOK REVIEW

RACE TO INCARCERATE by Marc Mauer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Mauer provides a sobering, crucial voice amid the obfuscatory, insensate —tough-on-crime— din."
A meticulously researched rejoinder to the —war on crime." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACE TO INCARCERATE by Marc Mauer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"A worthy tool for liberal educators, but it is not likely to change the minds of conservatives who feel that prisoners are getting what they deserve."
A graphic primer on the inequities of the American penal system, presumably aimed at students who have yet to form an opinion on the subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN NEW YORK by Marc Brown
Kirkus Star
by Marc Brown, illustrated by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"An exuberant and heartfelt travelogue extraordinaire. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A very personal tour of New York takes readers eastside, westside, uptown and down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHOOEY! by Marc Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Priceless. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A retro comic-strip style and a classic slapstick premise give rise to a side-splitting visual romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR'S NEW PUPPY by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An appealing pair. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Both Arthur and his little sister D.W. are featured in two new titles. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S FIRST SLEEPOVER by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Yet another diverting adventure from veteran Arthurian Brown (D.W. Rides Again, 1993, etc.). (Fiction. 4-8)"
Arthur's first sleepover is everything it should be: He and his two best friends camp out in the backyard, eat pizza, trade baseball cards, and stay up until all hours. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY NOT READY FOR BEDTIME by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An adequate treatment of a well-trod theme. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Brown's anthropomorphic Monkey returns, and this time he's not ready for bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SQUISHINESS OF THINGS by Marc Kompaneyets
ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Decorated with pictorial borders and elaborate, shadowy illustrations in a variety of Renaissance styles, this droll debut will appeal to readers, young or otherwise, who fancy themselves sophisticates. (Picture book. 11-13)"
Strongly influenced by Gulliver's Travels and Candide, and really written for the same audience, this visual and literary confection lampoons catalogers and other such know-it-alls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAITING PLACE by Marc Sutherland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A jubilant debut, half-mad and wholly invigorating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Outrageous adventures take place at the foot of the bed when a bout of insomnia allows a child's imagination to take flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MEETS THE PRESIDENT by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A weak link in this popular series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``How I Can Help Make America Great'' is the subject; Arthur thinks about how much more can be done when everyone helps, then writes his essay—and wins a national contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVELY SUMMER by Marc Simont
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A favorite illustrator (a Caldecott medalist who in 1990 reillustrated Many Moons, to wide acclaim) depicts a summer's depredations on a garden from a rabbit family's point of view: While they timidly hang back, the burly woodchuck bulls his way into the trap set for them; thereafter, they happily enjoy the vegetables, oblivious to the gardener's distress—they even mistake a parting shake of a fist at summer's end for a friendly wave. Read full book review >