Search Results: "Marilyn Sadler"


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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TEN EGGS IN A NEST by Marilyn Sadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A happy and entertaining tale. (Early reader. 2-5)"
Ten eggs hatch, and the counting begins in this tale aimed at the very youngest readers. Read full book review >

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BOBO CRAZY by Marilyn Sadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"No rocket fuel required for this lighter-than-air vehicle. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Introduced originally in a 1996 picture book, then a made-for-TV movie, space-station-dwelling preteen Zenon Kar kicks off her chapter-book series with a slangy girl-meets-robodog tale. Read full book review >

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ALICE FROM DALLAS by Marilyn Sadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"The clever ending is a yee-haw moment that will rope in readers as quick as tumbling tumbleweeds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grab your cowboy hat and boots and saddle up for one rootin', tootin' story featuring Alice from Dallas. Read full book review >

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PASS IT ON! by Marilyn Sadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Though it is supposed to be a silent game—and here it is anything but that—this rendering of the childhood favorite captures the essence of its illuminating comedy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sadler gives cockamamie treatment to this barnyard variant on the game of telephone. 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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CHARLIE PIECHART AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING PIZZA SLICE by Eric Comstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Kids will have fun following Charlie as he solves the mystery and reinforce their fraction skills along the way. (Math picture book. 4-8) "
Pizza night brings a mystery, and plenty of math, to the Piechart household. 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 >