Search Results: "Mia Lydecker"


BOOK REVIEW

MIA by Edward Z. Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 1991

"Not in any sense a companion volume to Eric Lax's richly researched, intimate Woody Allen (p. 457). (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Uninspired life of the little-girl-lost actress, by the authors of Paul and Joanna, Brando, Loretta Young, Jane Wyman, etc., etc. Here's a book as shallow as any scissors-and-paste job, with as little fresh material. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Still, a thorough assessment of a perilous situation."
Silverman, Lydecker, and Lee—who took upon themselves the seemingly Sisyphean task of exposing the abuses of the pharmaceutical industry (Prescriptions for Death: The Drugging of the Third World, 1982, etc.)—now reexamine the situation in the Third World and conclude that a worldwide crisis exists. Read full book review >

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ALL ABOUT MIA by Lisa Williamson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Readers will root for Mia to get her act together on her chaotic, hilarious journey to self-discovery. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Between academic superstar Grace and Olympics-caliber swimmer Audrey, middle-sister Mia (talent: getting wasted) can't shake the "trouble" label. Read full book review >

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MIA THE MEEK by Eileen Boggess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Borderline farce, but fun and funny. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An insecure freshman sets out to improve her self-esteem in this hilarious tale of teen transformation. Read full book review >

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MIA THE BEACH CAT by Wolfram Hänel
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"1530). (Fiction. 7-9)"
Maggie is spending her holiday with her parents and her stuffed tiger at the sea, but her parents' idea of a good time is relaxing for hours in the sun, and her tiger is not really made for water sports. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIA AND WOODY by Kristi Groteke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 1994

"Followers of this most lurid of family feuds will find Groteke a rare source: a spankingly sensible insider whose allegiances don't seem to circumscribe what she reports."
The nanny's-eye view of the Woody Allen-Mia Farrow meltdown. Read full book review >

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ZAC AND MIA by A.J. Betts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Above average in this burgeoning subgenre; it's the healing powers of friendship, love and family that make this funny-yet-philosophical tale of brutal teen illness stand out. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Desperate to reconnect with the outside world, teen bone marrow recipient Zac's very precise mind is distracted by the arrival of new cancer patient Mia in the 4-by-5-meter room next to his. Read full book review >

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MIA, MATT AND THE LAZY GATOR by Annie Langois
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Though the design and layout suggest a young target audience, the advanced vocabulary (writhe, posterity and discreetly all appear on a single page) as well as the romantic focus—sweethearts, smooches and spooning all making an appearance—will make this one a hard sell to the early elementary crowd. (Fiction. 6-9)"
This early chapter book is a somewhat awkward translation from the French original. Read full book review >

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MINI MIA AND HER DARLING UNCLE by Pija Lindenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Adults may read more into Tommy and Fergus's relationship, but kids will just see themselves in Ella. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Swedish tot Ella is staying with her Grandma and three boring uncles (they probably work in offices), while her parents visit Miami, but she's looking forward to spending her days with her funky Uncle Tommy who lives alone and travels a lot. Read full book review >

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THE WINGED COLT OF CASA MIA by Betsy Byars
Released: Oct. 1, 1973

"Byars reworks the boy-man-horse formula with considerable skill but with none of the richly imagined vitality of her House of Wings (1972)."
Except for the colt's wings this is a typical realistic story — with none of the hushed wonder that usually accompanies such a fantasy element — in which the relationship between a boy and a man is intertwined with a boy's love for an animal. Read full book review >

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GUESS WHAT IS GROWING INSIDE THIS EGG by Mia Posada
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"This is wonderful for sharing on its own, but will be especially embraced by elementary educators. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
Posada again succeeds in bringing science to kids in this amazing treasure trove of information and beautiful collage art that's wrapped up in a guessing game. Read full book review >