Search Results: "Melanie Hope Greenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

MERMAIDS ON PARADE by Melanie Hope Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A historical note and directions for making a paper mermaid tail cap this celebration of a colorful, distinctive local tradition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a tribute to Brooklyn's annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, a fictional young narrator suits up and marches with an array of Mermaids, Neptunes and other sea denizens along the boardwalk and Surf Avenue, past the judges' stand then down to the beach for the ceremonial ribbon-cuttings that "open" the ocean for summer frolicking. Read full book review >

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THE WIND’S GARDEN by Bethany Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Parents beware; it also contains a tip on how youngsters can help the wind by blowing dandelion seeds. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just in time for spring, Roberts (A Mouse Told His Mother, 1997, etc.) shows young readers that nature's beauty can be appreciated for both its tamed and wild sides. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, DIGGER by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Youngsters, moreover, will have a blast hearing and making the mechanical sound effects. (Picture book. 2-6)"
One early morning, a young narrator greets Digger, the backhoe. Read full book review >

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SUPERMARKET by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"A fascinating peek into an amazingly complex industry that is virtually taken for granted by most of us. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
A behind-the-shelves look at the inner workings of supermarkets offers readers an in-depth examination of how the myriad foodstuffs come to be available in the grocery store. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE LOGAN WEARS PURPLE SUNGLASSES by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"With its easy-to-read format and entertaining story, this looks like a hit. (Fiction. 7-10)"
It's not always easy to be best friends, especially when the friend is two years older and has an eccentric imaginationthat's the premise of this very funny book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELANIE by Carol Carrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"Everything from the knobs on Melanie's spinning wheel to the troll's red shoelaces house is in sharp, bright focus—everything, that is, but the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Melanie is blind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU AMERICANLY by Lynn Parrish Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Thoroughly misconceived and poorly executed. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An adverbial tour from sea to shining sea. Read full book review >

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A CITY IS by Norman Rosten
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Visually, at least, the finest valentine to New York (or at least, two of its five Boroughs) since Kathy Jacobsen's My New York (1993). (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Greenberg's bright, populous Brooklyn and Manhattan street scenes bustle with energy, buoying this undistinguished gathering of posthumously published snippets from poet/playwright Rosten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANK GREENBERG by Hank Greenberg
Released: May 24, 1989

Flatfooted, posthumous autobiography by the great Detroit Tigers slugger of the 1930's and 1940's, edited after his death by Ira Berkow (Red—A Biography of Red Smith, Carew, etc.). Read full book review >

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HANK GREENBERG by John Rosengren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A sensitive look at the cultural impact of the man who once was 'the face of Judaism in America.'"
A veteran sportswriter fondly recalls the life of "the greatest Jewish ballplayer of all time." Read full book review >

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CLEMENT GREENBERG by Florence Rubenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"A clear and honest summary of the life of one of the most pugnacious, influential, and original critics of modern art. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sympathetic biography of the controversial critic who championed the abstract expressionist school as early as 1944, when he anointed Jackson Pollock and a few others as the ``future of American painting.'' The bristly Greenberg, who died in 1994, began writing literary and art criticism and essays in the '30s, while working for the US Customs Service in New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELANIE KLEIN by Julia Kristeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Of much substance, though of interest to a very small readership."
The second installment, of more narrow interest than her Hannah Arendt (p. 787), in postmodern pioneer Kristeva's planned three-volume triptych on female geniuses. Read full book review >