Search Results: "Marjorie Dennis Murray"


BOOK REVIEW

DON’T WAKE UP THE BEAR! by Marjorie Dennis Murray
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The pitch-perfect text is skillfully told with repeated phrases and a polished rhythm that will make this a natural addition to story hours with themes of bears, winter, or animals seeking shelter. (Picture books. 3-6)"
In the cumulative-tale tradition of creatures sheltering in a small space, Murray packs five wild animals into a snow-covered cave with a hibernating bear. Read full book review >

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HIPPO GOES BANANAS! by Marjorie Dennis Murray
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A communal nuzzle provides a cozy closing note, but such similar tales as Helen Ketteman's Armadillo Tattletale, illustrated by Keith Graves (2000), or Jonathan Meres's Big Bad Rumor, illustrated by Jacqueline East (2000), will play better, even with uncritical readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Wasting his considerable talent on a clumsy, illogical tale, O'Malley casts big, rotund, comically frantic-looking animals knocking down trees, dashing hither and yon or tumbling down a steep hillside. Read full book review >

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MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1955

"Primarily a woman's book, although it may open the doors to some men's understanding and sympathy."
As different from The Caine Mutiny as that was from Aurora Dawn- this should tap a wholly different vein. Read full book review >

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SANDY DENNIS by Sandy Dennis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1997

"Despite the editor's best efforts to weld these disparate fragments together, they never really cohere into anything more than a series of precious, pointillist moments. (23 b&w photos, not seen)"
Sometimes there are pressing reasons to publish a work posthumously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAE MURRAY by Michael G. Ankerich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"Will appeal to film buffs and readers interested in the rise and burnout of long-ago Hollywood stars."
An extensively researched look at the life of silent-movie star Mae Murray (1885-1965). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM MURRAY by Jim Murray
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"An engaging potpourri from a perceptive observer."
Selective reminiscences from a Pulitzer-winning sports columnist that, though several bricks shy of an autobiographical load, offer a host of pleasures for fans of big-time athletics and celebrities—and of fine writing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The evolution of a literary partnership at its best, with Rawlings revealing the anguish, frustration, and fulfillment of a dedicated writer's life and Perkins the empathy and unwavering standards of a remarkable editor. (Facsimiles, 6 b&w photos, most not seen.)"
The editor a writer dreams of and the writer an editor yearns for come to life in this exchange of letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER by Illeana Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The author's warm portraits and disarming honesty infuse the memoir with an endearing sweetness and charm."
Actress, producer, and director Douglas celebrates her love of movies in a cheerful debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAG-MARJORIE and WON OVER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though the tales are dated and at a glance have little import for the modern reader, Gilman's sharp characters and her insights into gender traps provide enough appeal to interest those outside academic circles."
Two didactic, at times sentimental novels (first serialized in Gilman's magazine, The Forerunner) still prove fascinating in their explications of gender in turn-of-the-century New England. Read full book review >

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THE TAO OF BILL MURRAY by Gavin Edwards
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A fun and revealing look behind the charm and mythos of Bill Murray that will only strengthen his legend."
A personal philosophy based on Bill Murray's well-publicized high jinks, pranks, and exploits. Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY VS. UNCLE MURRAY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"A few lapses in the frenetic pace won't keep fans from enjoying this and looking forward to the promised sequel. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 7-10)"
Waking from a dream of Pussycat Paradise, Bad Kitty learns her humans are going on a trip. Read full book review >

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THE MURRAYS OF MURRAY HILL by Charles Monaghan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 1998

"A lively portrait of a fascinating family, their milieu, and their influence on their turbulent age."
A carefully researched history of the prominent Quaker family for whom the Murray Hill section of Brooklyn is named. Read full book review >