Search Results: "Max Eilenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

CINDERELLA by Max Eilenberg
adapted by Max Eilenberg, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"However, the superfluity of shimmering pink hearts in the design skews this version toward the saccharine. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-7)"
A swirling surfeit of pink, purple and gold is draped around this crisp retelling of the traditional tale, as Cinderella attends three balls with her handsome prince before her glass slipper falls. Read full book review >

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SQUEAK’S GOOD IDEA by Max Eilenberg
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Whether the expedition involves playing in the yard alone or heading off to school, Eilenberg's tale serves as inspiration for fledgling adventurers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What's a little elephant to do when he wants to play outdoors but everyone is too busy to accompany him? Read full book review >

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Max Eilenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"As emotionally intense but not quite so dark as Nancy Willard's rendition, illustrated by Barry Moser (1992), this version will draw a profound response from its customary pubescent audiences. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Barrett's finely wrought paintings create an appropriately dreamy, romantic atmosphere for this formal retelling of the classic tale. Read full book review >

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BEAR WITH ME by Max Kornell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Nevertheless, a sweet and refreshing spin on the old new-sibling plot. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Owen's world is perfect until his parents decide to add a bear to their family. Read full book review >

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THIS CHOSEN PLACE by Max Evans
Released: April 1, 1997

"Little bits and pieces of southwestern history, regional and local, keep this account from degenerating into a mere family scrapbook—but only by a hair."
A portrait of a Colorado valley and, more to the point, of its wealthy owners. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS by Max Hastings
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Warriors are like the rest of us, Hastings observes—which makes the accomplishments of the great ones all the more unusual. Of interest to students of tactics and military history—and perhaps of psychology as well."
An old-fashioned book about battles past, before the technocrats came along to ruin the notion of courage under fire. Read full book review >

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WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"A literate, ironic, strangely tasty treat for fans of 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead, The Last Man on Earth and other treasures of the zombie/counterzombie genre."
An "oral history" of the global war the evil brain-chewers came within a hair of winning. Read full book review >

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SEVEN FACES by Max Brand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1998

"More bouncy and bounding than Amtrak."
Retro kitsch and sundry delights pepper this sequel to 1995's hardcover reprint of Murder Me!, first published in 1936 in Detective Fiction Weekly. Read full book review >

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FARAWAY BLUE by Max Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"As always with Evans, written with a good sense of the times and place."
When an ex-slave goes to fight the Apaches on behalf of the white man, the ironies alone are bound to make up half the story, but an old Western hand like Evans (This Chosen Place, 1997, etc.) can keep them in their proper place. Read full book review >

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INFERNO by Max Hastings
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"Excellent general WWII accounts abound—including those by historical superstars such as Stephen Ambrose and John Keegan—but Hastings is matchless."
A World War II history by Hastings (Winston's War: Churchill, 1940-1945, 2010, etc.) may seem like a tautology, but readers familiar with his previous books will expect an enthralling account of his favorite subject. They will not be disappointed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

"Vivid portrait of a consummate political animal in his natural habitat, by turns foxy, ferocious, and, as controversy over his panel and his presidency mounted, wounded."
On the 40th anniversary of the Warren Commission Report, a documentary history uses LBJ's phone calls to reveal how the assassination of JFK cast a shadow over his successor's presidency. Read full book review >