Search Results: "Mathilde Stein"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAR DAISY DUNNINGTON by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"It's an odd and very European tale, and a very brave one. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Downtrodden Daisy imagines a much less restricted life for herself in amusing and ultimately hopeful ways. Read full book review >

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MINE! by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A good vocabulary builder for over-possessive children and a worthy peace-mongering strategy for their siblings and caregivers to boot. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Engaging illustrations carry this import beyond the utilitarian modeling of socialization skills—though it does that too. Read full book review >

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THE CHILD CRUNCHER by Mathilde Stein
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Even younger and more sensitive children will be left smiling by this droll, if brief, import. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boring day brightens right up for a young lass when she's kidnapped by a hulking brute on a horse and carried off to a distant cave. Read full book review >

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BRAVE BEN by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"Wry, but unexceptional, text-heavy odyssey, with a nice lesson. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young Ben gains confidence with the help of some enchanted forest creatures. Read full book review >

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MONSTERSONG by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"A refreshing alternative to, for instance, the well-worn Mercer Mayer chestnuts. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Displeased by his mother's highly unsatisfactory response to complaints of monsters under the bed, a child—rather, a piglet in the bright, loosely drawn pictures—takes matters into his own trotters. Read full book review >

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BUT WHAT DOES MOMMY DO AT NIGHT? by Lise  Bilien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"Probably best suited for eccentric folks and hipsters. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
A particularly odd mix of photographs, graphics and sound bites offers clues about what mommies do when they go out at night. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE BUNNY CAN BAKE by Janet Stein
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2009

"Get cooking! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Top chefs of all ages will enjoy this romp through Chef George's School of Dessertology. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A smart showcase of a half-century's worth of pathways in fiction."
A compendium of The Paris Review's short story hits, curated with the ambitious, aspiring writer in mind. Read full book review >

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LIGHT YEARS: A NOVEL by Tammar Stein
FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Although passages dealing with Maya's American life seem less than genuine, those illustrating the everyday fears of people living in Israel, as well as the beauty of the region, ring true. (Fiction. YA)"
Caught between two vastly different worlds, Maya seeks balance between her tragic past in Israel and her present in Virginia as an astronomy student. Read full book review >

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A DENIABLE MAN by Sol Stein
Released: April 17, 1989

Stein has given millions of readers solid commercial entertainment or sensationalistic schlock, but not this time: his latest—with a title whose significance will become clear, in one of Stein's few surprises—isn't even competent exploitation. Read full book review >

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BREWSIE AND WILLIE by Gertrude Stein
Released: July 1, 1946

"Miss Stein at her most lucid and most liberal, and making sense on both scores most of the time."
Wars I Have Seen broke Gertrude Stein's sales record. Read full book review >

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TO DO by Gertrude Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2001

"With a Stein-like flourish, we added: 'and that is that.'"
Some things never change: the first posthumous publication of this typically eccentric Stein work elicited from Kirkus (August 15, 1957, p. 619) the recognition of "a Stein clique." Read full book review >