Search Results: "Marilyn Baillie"


BOOK REVIEW

MARILYN by Norman Mailer
Released: Aug. 1, 1973

"The dazzling transaction that was Marilyn is all that matters and her immanent allure — so hard to isolate or perpetuate — is as palpable as it ever was."
The necessary specifics first (before you flinch at the one with the dollar sign above) — this is a coffee-table-shaped photovisual presentation of Marilyn including some 100 photographs (full page, black and white or color) representing the work of 24 major photographers. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Lois Banner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Surely not the last word, but a complete and honest effort and a good starting place."
Fifty years after her death and hundreds of books later, are we any closer to understanding Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)? Probably not, but this new biography brings the known facts up to date and offers a fresh, modern take on the tragic star's life and choices. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Carole Nelson Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"Douglas (Cat With an Emerald Eye, 1996, etc.) provides waves of delight for Monroephiles, though there's not much illumination deeper than Gloria Steinem's neo-feminist analysis."
Thirty-five years after her death, Marilyn Monroe lives, and dies, again in this collection of 21 new stories. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Still, the combination of scientist profiles and excellent animal photographs may well inspire some future conservationists. (map, glossary, index, description of EDGE project) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The Zoological Society of London's Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) project identifies species that are severely endangered and not receiving public attention. Read full book review >

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WHOOSH! by Marilyn Baillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Water babies are sure to wade into this one. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Filled with onomatopoeia and animals both familiar and new, this book shows children that there are creatures that love water just the way they do. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WONDERS by Marilyn Baillie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The syrupy tone limits the usefulness of this title, but it does impart a sense of the nurturing that takes place in animal families, which readers will find reassuring. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A sentimental, occasionally anthropomorphic title in the Amazing Things Animals Do series, in which 12 animals from around the world, including the Asian elephant, brown bat, red kangaroo, cuckoo, meerkat, and others, are introduced in two or three paragraphs. Read full book review >

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NOSE TO TOES by Marilyn Baillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While it can't hold a candle to Pretend You're a Cat (1990), it's an imaginative romp that will have children pretending to be all the creatures they see. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pretending to be an animal can be fun, especially when there are so many to choose from. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SAVE A SPECIES by Marilyn Baillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"An appealing and effective way to convey an important message. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Striking photographs and clear explanatory text introduce 15 highly endangered species and two brought back from the edge of extinction, examples of the "very wonderful, very rare" living things with which humans share our world. Read full book review >

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MARILYN & ME by Lawrence Schiller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2012

"An unhappy little book that fails to illuminate the Monroe legend or the woman underneath."
A photographer's unfocused memoir of his time with Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

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MARILYN MONROE by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Odd, but with a touch of genius. (32 paghes b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A dramatic, psychologically astute biography of the troubled sex symbol and star of such classics as Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and The Seven Year Itch. Read full book review >

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MONDO MARILYN by Richard Peabody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A couple of worthwhile efforts separated by many an oops."
Ebersole and Peabody (Mondo Barbie, 1993, etc.) continue their exploration of national icons with this collection of stories and poems. Read full book review >

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MARILYN MONROE by Frances Lefkowitz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"If the book's drab page design and muddy black-and-white photos seem calculated to keep readers away, the evenhanded, perceptive treatment will reward the persistent with a glimpse behind the glamorous image. (bibliography, filmography, chronology, index) (Biography. 12+)"
A high-toned, serious biography of an enduring icon, an appropriate choice for the Pop Culture Legends series. Read full book review >