Search Results: "Maurice Druon"


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THE IRON KING by Maurice Druon
Released: March 26, 2013

"Historical fiction that reads like epic fantasy. Great stuff."
Sex, intrigue and betrayal in the last days of the reign of Phillip the Fair of France. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER'S BOOK by Maurice Sendak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The sharply felt humor and yearning that infuse both the verbal and visual narratives will kindle profound emotional responses in hearts of any age. (introduction by Stephen Greenblatt) (Illustrated poem. All ages)"
In his last finished work, Sendak tips a cap to intellectual and artistic influences, but he puts his own unique stamp on a lyrical flight that looks toward a reunion with Jack, his long-dead brother. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA OWL FINDS A FRIEND by Maurice Pledger
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Despite some uneven moments, Olivia's tale is friendly-enough fare. (Board book. 2-4)"

An owlet named Olivia searches for friends of a feather in this lift-the-flap tale. Read full book review >

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IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN by Maurice Sendak
Released: Oct. 21, 1970

"AND NOTHING'S THE MATTER!' (Can it go without saying that the pictures are superb.)"
This is Maurice Sendak's comic strip apotheosis of the Thirties/ dusky dream of sensual bliss/ bim bam boom bombshell of a child-echoing picture book. Read full book review >

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BUMBLE-ARDY by Maurice Sendak
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Edgier than Sesame's original, this contains all the layered meaning that makes Sendak's books readable over and over. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
A master reincarnates his old Sesame Street cartoon with a dark pathos and fascinating manic energy. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT DEEDS OF SUPERHEROES by Maurice Saxby
Released: Nov. 26, 1990

Brief lives of 15 European and Middle Eastern heroes, from Gilgamesh to El Cid, accented by handsome full-color art and engaging introductions (folk heroes are "an inch or so taller, somewhat bolder, and a great deal more daring than you or me"). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"American campuses."
A case of life imitating stereotype, with Meisner (History/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison) expressing the hope that socialism in China may be rescued by a revolution against the Communist regime. Read full book review >

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MAURICE SENDAK'S REALLY ROSIE STARRING THE NUTSHELL KIDS by Maurice Sendak
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 13, 1975

Based on the exuberant television special of the same name, which was itself based on The Nutshell Library and The Sign on Rosie's Door (with some illustrations reminiscent of In the Night Kitchen), this brings together script (which includes the four Nutshell rhymes), score, and stills for both those who missed the show and those who are sorry it's over. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

A book that is both immensely interesting and ultimately frustrating: part autobiographical vignettes, part a collection of anecdotes and quotes by whites and blacks on how each group perceives the other. Read full book review >

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VERY FAR AWAY by Maurice Sendak
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 1957

"Laughable on the whole and at times ticklingly funny."
The old and time honored feeling of exclusion children get when their parents are busy doing something else is given humorous form in Mr. Sendak's second book written and illustrated by himself. Read full book review >

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SALT by Maurice Gee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Admirable characters confronting human realities make for compelling reading. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a fantasy world populated by evil colonizers, two children make a fresh start. Read full book review >

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SADE by Maurice Lever
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A must."
Lever is the French editor of the Marquis de Sade's correspondence, and thus in a particularly good position to check and curb much of the mythical fervor that surrounds the writer everyone thinks he knows all about and almost no one does. Read full book review >