Search Results: "Mark Siegel"


BOOK REVIEW

MOVING HOUSE by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A stronger message and more coherent magic would have made this charming story even more appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This contemporary eco-fable suffers from a lack of internal logic, but the positive message and attractive retro artwork may still find favor with progressive parents. Read full book review >

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BOOGIE KNIGHTS by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Siegel's tinted charcoal-and-pencil illustrations are charming and fun, and the energetic design is as movin' and groovin' as a Madcap Monster Ball should be. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"It is midnight, / and the moonlight's / shining down upon the moors / while the rascals / in the castle / jangle chains and rattle doors." Read full book review >

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SEADOGS by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Chock full of visual jokes and wonderfully clever turns of phrase, this is a genuine howl from first scene to last. (Picture book. 7-10)"
H.M.S. Pinafore meets Treasure Island when Siegel puts his all-canine cast on stage for a rousing musical tale played out in cartoon panels. Read full book review >

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SLEEP TIGHT, ANNA BANANA by Dominique Roques
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"This tidy little package could inspire an uptick in bedtime exuberance. Happily, another outing with Anna and company is planned. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A comics-inspired delight from France—the graphic-novel publisher's first picture book—introduces an appealingly feisty girl to a U.S. audience. Read full book review >

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OSKAR AND THE EIGHT BLESSINGS by Richard Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"People used to say that the streets of America were paved with gold, and this book almost makes you believe it. (historical note, map) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This Hanukkah tale is deeply intertwined with its New York setting. Read full book review >

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THE SAND WARRIOR by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A headlong, if visually busy, opener for what promises to be a rare adventure. (Graphic science fiction. 10-13)"
A sudden attack on the world of Mon Domani and its inhabited moons drives a young dancer, a street urchin, and an illegal android together. Read full book review >

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LONG NIGHT MOON by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"This one is your friend,' whispers the mother into the hair of her babe, as they stand in the gazebo wrapped in woolies and stars once again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rylant takes the evocative trope of the First Peoples' naming of the full moons of the year and turns it into a quiet meditation on time and nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO DANCE by Siena Cherson Siegel
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A bravura performance by author and illustrator that will be read and reread and treasured by ballet lovers of all ages. (Graphic novel. 10+)"
For so many dancers, it's the magic of a performance that captures their spirit and fuels a dream. Read full book review >

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THE BREAK-UP ARTIST by Philip Siegel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"A true chick-lit charmer, ideal for a chilly winter night or a sunny beach chair. (Chick-lit/romance. 12-16)"
Breakin' up may be hard to do but not if you get a little help from a cynical teenager who's found a niche market for her special skills. Read full book review >

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LINES OF DEFENSE by Barry Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Expertly judged writing, thoughtful observations, warm and likable characters: Siegel's third thriller is a promising start, perhaps, to a new series."
Engaging legal-suspenser about a sheriff's detective and a case too troubling to call. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON CHARMER by Jan Siegel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2001

"An uneven but winsomely wry entry in what is now a series parodying gothic excess and British high-fantasy clichés."
Before Fern Capel, the p.r. consultant and reluctant witch of Prospero's Children (2000), gets married, she must grapple with a host of uninvited supernatural guests, including an ancient demon who just won't behave. Read full book review >

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A SIEGEL FILM by Don Siegel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"One of the top-drawer screen books, from which you rise gorged from an eye-popping Thanksgiving dinner of filmcraft. (Sixty b&w photographs)"
Funny, ever entertaining, immensely readable and revealing autobiography of action/suspense director Don Siegel and how he made or contributed to some 50 or more movies and TV shows. Read full book review >