Search Results: "Marvin Hamlisch"


BOOK REVIEW

MARVIN MAKES MUSIC by Marvin Hamlisch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"His A Chorus Line was 'One singular sensation.' This is not. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An episode from the childhood of the late mega-award-winning composer of Broadway and film. Read full book review >

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THE WAY I WAS by Marvin Hamlisch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 1992

"Pleasant but synthetic, with not enough struggle in the writing. (Two eight-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
Good-hearted but lightweight autobiography by the composer of A Chorus Line and many film scores, including The Way We Were. Read full book review >

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MARVIN REDPOST by Louis Sachar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Vintage Sachar—ingenious, funny, gross—and with a believable resolution. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Another problem suffered and solved by Sachar's hapless third-grader. Read full book review >

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LEE MARVIN by Dwayne Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-paced, thoughtful examination of a singular corpus of work that influenced film portrayals of violence in subsequent decades."
A generous biography of Oscar-winning actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987), best known for his roles in The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank. Read full book review >

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MARVIN AND THE MOTHS by Matthew Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"While not particularly substantive, this is the whole hog for silliness. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
A down-on-his-luck middle schooler discovers his town has some new arthropod inhabitants. Read full book review >

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MARVIN REDPOST by Louis Sachar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

"The story hums along with its own cheerful energy, much like Marvin himself. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third grader Marvin Redpost returns (Why Pick on Me?, 1993, etc.) in the fifth book in this Stepping Stone series. Read full book review >

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THE MINIATURE WORLD OF MARVIN & JAMES by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"This winsome series debut is both a sweet story of cross-species friendship and a sobering new way to look at pencil sharpeners. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
The boy-and-beetle friendship first introduced in Broach's charming novel Masterpiece (2010) is now the cornerstone of an illustrated chapter-book series. Read full book review >

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ME AND MARVIN GARDENS by Amy Sarig King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A finely wrought, magical coming-of-age tale with a convincing message. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
King, who writes as A.S. King for teens, offers a mystical, fablelike tale for a younger audience. Read full book review >

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MARVIN AND MOLLY by Joseph Theobald
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2012

"At first glance, just a mildly comical set of ovine antics—but with (speaking of 'silly games') a not-so-amusing subtext. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
Sheep play sexual politics on the lea in this deceptively bucolic outing. Read full book review >

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MARVIN WANTED MORE! by Joseph Theobald
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"So call this a promising debut, with an underdeveloped storyline. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Like puffy clouds with smiling faces and sticklike legs, sheep gambol merrily upon sunlit green hills—all but Marvin, that is, who resents being slightly smaller and less athletic than average. Read full book review >

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MARVIN ONE TOO MANY by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"The story functions well as an intermediate-level easy reader, but first-grade teachers and reading specialists will also find this a useful read-aloud to reassure all the Marvins who need a little extra time and help. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Paterson and Brown (Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever, 1997, etc.) continue their easy-reader series about a sensitive boy named Marvin with this latest addition to the "I Can Read" line. Read full book review >

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MARVIN AND THE MEAN WORDS by Suzy Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1997

"The black-and-white illustrations add humor, but they're not enough to save the story. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Marvin Higgins, something of a bully in Kline's Mary Marony and the Snake (1992) and other stories about Mary Marony, gets a book (and proposed series) of his own. Read full book review >