Search Results: "Marilyn Singer"


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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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SINGER by Ira Sher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2009

"Elliptical, unsettling and strangely fascinating."
A New Jersey gallery owner accompanies a traveling salesman on an impressionistic, campy circumnavigation of the South in Sher's follow-up to Gentlemen of Space (2003). Read full book review >

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SINGER by Jean Thesman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Not for every reader, but richly rewarding for those caught in its spell. (Fantasy. YA)"
A gorgeous fantasy by a veteran maker of worlds who offers her own version of the events surrounding the Irish legend of The Children of Lir. Read full book review >

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SOLOMON SNEEZES by Marilyn Singer
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Throughout the book, he cleverly shows only the sneezes' aftermaths, saving a complete tableau of a sneeze in action for the very end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the Growing Tree series, a story of sneezing: "Solomon Snorkel has such a big sneeze, he can blow all the leaves off the sycamore trees." Read full book review >

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JOSIE TO THE RESCUE by Marilyn Singer
Released: March 1, 1999

"It's sweet and smooth, with the rivalry between Josie and Mary Jane spicing up the plot. (Fiction book. 6-9)"
Second-grader Josie, with a new baby sibling, finds out that her parents are having financial troubles; she wants to help by coming up with an idea so "wonderful, fabulous, terrific" that it will not only solve their problems, but prove once and for all that she's a more helpful girl than her cousin and rival, Mary Jane. Read full book review >

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BIG WHEEL by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A surefire story from a popular author. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Big Wheel Wiggins is the undisputed leader of his gang—an affable and diverse clutch of boys and a few girls who acquired local notoriety with high-jinks like conducting a bowling tournament with plastic flamingos, toadstools, and elves on a vacationing family's lawn. Read full book review >

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CHARMED by Marilyn Singer
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

The evil Charmer threatens many worlds; only a small group of companions with the "Correct Combination" of traits can stand against him. Read full book review >

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VENOM by Marilyn Singer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A two page webliography lists an intriguing variety of mostly academic and governmental sites for further exploration of this always interesting subject. (acknowledgments, bibliography, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This substantial introduction to toxic creatures of all kinds, both poisonous (to eat) and venomous (injecting their poison), is chock full of fascinating facts. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Great cover art should help sell this generally admirable collection, whose sales will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project. (Fiction. 12+)"
Stories by well-known authors take on highly charged issues of race. Read full book review >

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TALLULAH'S TUTU by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"An additional purchase. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Tallulah knows she can be "a great ballerina—if only she had a tutu." Read full book review >