Search Results: "Max Cleland"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"An inspiring life story of special interest to those suffering from depression, a 'cancer of the soul.'"
A former U.S. senator recounts his recovery from the scars of war, politics and depression. Read full book review >

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EXTREME OPPOSITES by Max Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With whole stories unfurling in each image, the book has potential for classroom use as well as for solo enjoyment. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A witty, sophisticated book of opposites. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL ZUCCHINI by Max Grover
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Attractive, if not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grover's first is ``An Unexpected Alphabet,'' with pairings (``Fork fence''; ``Vegetable volcano'') that occasion amusing surreal paintings in crayon-bright colors. Read full book review >

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MAX'S WACKY TAXI DAY by Max Grover
HUMOR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Grover's intense palette and artwork have instant appeal, but the vibrant colors are doing all the work and can't compensate for the stodgy text. (Picture book. 7+)"
Grover (Circles and Squares Everywhere!, 1996, etc.) mines wordplay with plenty of energy and color, but the sequence of events, concepts, and images are forced and clanky. Read full book review >

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SEQUELA by Cleland Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 10, 2013

"Extraordinary—a visionary tour de force."
Set in near-future London and revolving around a naïve young scientist's meteoric rise to fame in the lucrative viral-design industry, this pseudonymous debut (the author is Scottish poet Angela Cleland) is a sci-fi masterwork. Read full book review >

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I LOVE GOOTIE by Max Apple
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1998

"Fresh, affectionate, and moving."
This nostalgic sequel to novelist Apple's Roommates (1994), about his extraordinary grandfather, focuses on the author's less charismatic but equally original grandmother. Read full book review >

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OK! by Max Wilk
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1993

"Despite a melodramatic presentation, Wilk's enthusiasm makes this an entertaining read—a nostalgia trip for some and an important piece of stage history for others. (Color and b&w photographs throughout—most seen.)"
The trail-blazing musical that launched the prolific partnership of Rodgers and Hammerstein celebrates its 50th anniversary with members of the original production helping Wilk (And Did You Once See Sidney Plain?, 1986, etc.) piece together a colorful history of its evolution as the first Broadway musical drama to weld music, book, song, and dance into an integrated whole. Read full book review >

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THE ARTIST’S WIFE by Max Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2001

"Unlike his high-minded heroine, Phillips (Snakebite Sonnet, 1998) scrupulously avoids any worship at the shrine of art: the result, thankfully, is highly entertaining."
An inventive, vividly written fictional autobiography of Alma Mahler (1879-1964). Read full book review >