Search Results: "Maya Gottfried"


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GOOD DOG by Maya Gottfried
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Dog lovers of all ages will find this collection an irresistible treat. (Poetry. 4-12)"
Spectacular paintings on black backgrounds, a sleek design, and charmingly understated poems add up to blue-ribbon merit in this handsome poetic tribute to man's best friend. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"The combined effect of subtle poems, striking art and thoughtful design add up to a sharply fresh view of these farm friends. (author's note) (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
The third collaboration from this talented pair (Good Dog, 2005, etc.) presents an assortment of farm animals through short, humorous poems and whimsical paintings that give each animal a distinct personality. Read full book review >

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LAST NIGHT I DREAMED A CIRCUS by Maya Gottfried
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Luckily, the topic is familiar and interesting, thus, while this is not a good choice for children on the meek or literal side, it would be a magical experience for mature and imaginative young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A circus fantasy comes to life in this unexpectedly dramatic work. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BURNS by Martin Gottfried
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 1996

"The love Gottfried has for George Burns matches that of the reader, making this biography an occasion for laughter and misty eyes. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A breezy trot through the life and career of a true show business legend. Read full book review >

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THE TELL-TALE TARTE by Maya Corrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Cooking tips and Poe lore help move the mundane mystery along to a satisfying if not surprising conclusion."
A job as an author's stand-in puts a sleuth in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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SCAM CHOWDER by Maya Corrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2015

"The appended five-ingredient recipes vie for pride of place with the simple mystery."
A good cook makes an even better detective when her grandfather is suspected of murder. Read full book review >

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FINAL FONDUE by Maya Corrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Corrigan keeps her simple mixture of pleasant characters, murder, and recipes in the oven just a little too long to be truly tasty."
Paying guests are a major headache for a small-town cook and her grandfather. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"B&w photos. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A well-organized, balanced account of the major issues related to government control of guns, with all the players—the NRA, police departments, victims' organizations—given a fair hearing. Read full book review >

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NOBODY'S FOOL by Martin Gottfried
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Comprehensive—except for any spark of human sympathy."
Show biz biographer Gottfried (All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse, 1990, etc.) once again condescends to his subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 1999

"A disturbing examination of the great composer's legacy that sheds new light on a powerful clan and the persistence of Nazi ideology in postwar Germany."
In his memoirs, prominent musicologist and stage director Wagner unveils the anti-Semitic sentiment that prevailed in his family ever since his illustrious great-grandfather, composer Richard Wagner, expressed his pathological Jew-hatred in his 1850 essay "Jews in Music." Read full book review >

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LIBYA by Ted Gottfried
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Recommended Reading'' (adult); index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Gottfried brings Libya's colorful political history to life in a well-written, in-depth summary that's remarkable for its balance in treating an avowed enemy of the US. Read full book review >