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 >

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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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Bibliography; index and b&w photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
The title accurately reflects the focus of this volume: the 13 months beginning with Parks's refusal to give up her seat and concluding with the Supreme Court's decision declaring bus segregation unconstitutional. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"Siegel's arguments have as many loose ends as urban America has problems, but there is no shortage of ideas to ponder."
A partisan yet sometimes penetrating analysis of urban America's decline. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Lacks drama, intrigue and insight."
How a landmark Supreme Court ruling that established the state secrets privilege was challenged 50 years later. Read full book review >

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SUZY'S CASE by Andy Siegel
Released: July 10, 2012

"If Siegel can only make his hero a tad less obnoxious, he will have a good potential series on his hands."
The plot twists keep coming in this legal thriller by Siegel, a first-time author who calls on his own experience as a personal injury and malpractice lawyer. Read full book review >