Search Results: "Martin Kemp"


BOOK REVIEW

LEONARDO by Martin Kemp
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A noble attempt to bring a legend down to earth."
Another stab at decoding the real da Vinci. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMPTY DUMPTY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Readers will linger over each tableau on the page as if it were a landscape. (Pop-up. 2-4)"
Humpty Dumpty ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 10 pp.; 0-525-67540-X): Here's one version of this verse where the egg hero doesn't end up scrambled! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Yooper’s Summer on Isle Royale by Dan Kemp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2013

"A lighthearted novel that makes for a fine summertime diversion."
Michigan native Kemp offers a hilarious personal story of a madcap summer—disguised as fiction to protect the not-so-innocent. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Kemp's grace and insight into a complex cultural scenario forms a combination that's hard to beat."
When cultural suppression transforms into cultural embrace, with music the vehicle, it's a beautiful thing, and music critic Kemp drives home the impact on Southern music in turning an entire nation's head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"Bargain-barrel culture for those who measure their attention span in sound bites."
With little more of a unifying theme than the notion that we need these heroines now more than ever, this superficial salute to American women feels less like an anthology than a garage sale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHINOS DON'T EAT PANCAKES by Anna Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Amusing and whimsical. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A purple rhino moves in and the adults are oblivious. What's a kid to do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2010

"Clear chapter organization and a thorough index make this a useful tool regardless of a reader's level of commitment to healthy living."
Kemp offers a practical guide to healthy living, drawn from the author's life as well as advice from nutritional and medical experts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2017

"An honest, revealing glimpse of the dangers inherent in acting on good intentions based on ignorance."
A U.S. Marine recounts his experiences in combat leading the first Iraqi Army battalion trained by the American military. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME A STORY, DADDY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"A captivating demonstration of low-tech interactive storytelling. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A bedtime story takes some dramatic turns, but thanks to some quick parental thinking, ends as it should in this cozy daddy-daughter exchange. Read full book review >