Search Results: "Maurice Isserman"


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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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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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WE ARE ALL IN THE DUMPS WITH JACK AND GUY by Maurice Sendak
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Once again, he explores new ground and offers a masterpiece. (Picture book. 4+)"
Harking back to Hector Protector (1965), Sendak again pairs two nursery rhymes; but this time, he penetrates deeply into society's ills in his elaborate visual extension of the words. 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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Master of the Mission Inn by Maurice Hodgen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"Reverently remembers Miller's contributions to the city of Riverside as well as to his life's work: the Mission Inn."
A focused, meticulously researched biography about Mission Inn hotelier Frank Augustus Miller. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE OVER THERE by Maurice Sendak
FANTASY
Released: April 22, 1981

"Whether it has the direct, elemental strength of Sendak's previous picture books is less certain."
"When Papa was away at sea/ And Mama in the arbor/ Ida played her wonder horn/ to rock the baby still/ but never watched." Read full book review >

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POINT OF HONOR by Maurice Medland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Newcomer Medland offers impressively detailed and gripping accounts of rough weather on the open ocean, the power plants of aging merchant vessels, and allied nautical matters, but he's much less adept at controlling runaway storylines."
A first-rate sea story whose tempest-tossed drama is swamped by extravagant subplots featuring Colombian druglords who want to control the world's financial system. Read full book review >

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THE SIGN ON ROSIE'S DOOR by Maurice Sendak
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 12, 1960

"Maurice Sendak, both through text and illustrations, fuses the appealingly familiar with the magical in an I Can Read book of outstanding charm."
Rosie, a perfectly ordinary little girl, like all perfectly ordinary children, is filled with strange and wonderful fancies. Read full book review >