Search Results: "Maurice Isserman"


BOOK REVIEW

MAURICE by Mary Shelley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 1998

"Tomalin's fine introduction notwithstanding, there's nothing here that merits the attention—preface, introduction, annotations, notes, bibliography—it's being given."
A children's tale, written in 1820 but only lately discovered, now published for the first time with an introduction by English biographer and critic Tomalin (Jane Austen, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAURICE by E.M. Forster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 1971

"The book ultimately becomes a literary curio, perhaps socially useful (prominent figures make the gay world a little more respectable) but uninteresting except as a historical document to people hip enough to realize that a person's sexual preference isn't all that important, or, once the shouting is over and the novelty accepted, even terribly interesting."
It is tempting to suggest that E. M. Forster should have left his long heralded and posthumously published novel about homosexual love back where it belonged, a little before the First World War, fifty years before Gay Lib and the Wolfenden Report. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Their thoroughgoing research and vivid writing make this a book of interest to students and general readers alike. (45 photos, not seen)"
A thoroughly detailed, well-written history of the tumultuous recent past. Read full book review >

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CRONKITE'S WAR by Walter Cronkite IV
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"An extraordinary journey with the most trusted man in America."
A charming series of letters from a young Walter Cronkite (1916-2009) to his wife, Betsy, chronicles his rising star as a war correspondent. Read full book review >

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MAURICE THE HIPPO by Maarten Bos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The story may not exhibit much follow-through, but the large simple figures situated on vivid backgrounds and the poking about of the hippo all the way to his birthday party will have preschoolers eager for each turn of the page. (Board book. 2-5)"
This brightly hued board book follows the meanderings of a merry hippo. 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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MAURICE THE UNBEASTLY by Amy Dixon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An urbane take on the 'nice monster' theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A misfit monster comes into his own when the Abominable Academy for Brutish Beasts is invaded by a scary creature. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVE MAURICE by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Quintessential Grimes, with a rich canvas and suspicion bouncing from one quirky character to another like a pumped-up pinball."
Inspector Richard Jury lies in hospital, rescued and recuperating from the unresolved ending of his 16th case (The Blue Last, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Excruciatingly funny, ferociously intelligent. (Fiction. YA)"
Satiric adult SF superstar Pratchett (The Last Hero, p. 1254, etc.) resets the Pied Piper tale on Discworld, with predictably unpredictable results. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PISTACHIO AND MAURICE THE MAGNIFICENT by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"Breathless, laugh-out-loud fun. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Irrepressible Princess Pistachio is back in all her enthusiastic glory. 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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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 >