Search Results: "Michael Levey"


BOOK REVIEW

FLORENCE by Michael Levey
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"Exceptionally detailed reporting about a fascinating city. (50 color illustrations, 100 halftones, 3 maps)"
Levey, former director of London's National Gallery and a prolific art historian, explores the long history of the fabled city-state of Florence. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY HOME by Emma Levey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The metaphor will be transparent even to younger readers, and Hattie's unwavering love for her foster clan casts a warm glow over the entire episode. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Hattie the egg-barren hen has lovingly raised a large and diverse brood, and now it's time to let her adopted offspring "fly the nest." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2008

"Read it for the hilarity and the keen portraiture, but try to pretend these people don't actually make decisions about the fate of the world."
A funny, sometimes horrifying look at the inner workings of international government agencies. Read full book review >

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Under the Pong Pong Tree by Hal Levey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2015

"An expansive but stifled drama about the ravages of war."
A debut historical novel follows a young woman struggling in Singapore during and after the Japanese occupation and her abandoned daughter. Read full book review >

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FIREFLIES FOR NATHAN by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A lyrical story that captures the feeling of childhood summers. (Picture book. 4+)"
When six-year old Nathan goes to visit his grandparents in the country, he wants to know what his father was like as a six-year- old boy. Read full book review >

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YANNI RUBBISH by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The somber tones used early in the book give way to the cheerful blue of the newly painted wagon; the troubles are not over, but it's clear that Yanni and his family will more than endure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A resonant story unfolds quickly under Oppenheim's sure hand. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, BUNNY RABBIT by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Although Moore's illustrations are unremarkable, this book is quietly compelling. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Oppenheim (Fireflies for Nathan, 1994, etc.) presents a mild little tale about a boy's sense of devotion, which he teaches to his mother. Read full book review >

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IBLIS by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
adapted by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim, illustrated by Ed Young
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A beautiful and powerful offering. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
A retelling of the Fall, based on an Islamic version dating from the ninth century. Read full book review >

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THE LILY CUPBOARD by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"An exceptionally sensitive and effective portrayal of a difficult subject. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author of Appleblossom (p. 20), a Passover story set in Eastern Europe, re-creates a more somber chapter from the Jewish experience. Read full book review >

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ALI AND THE MAGIC STEW by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"And the references to Allah may stimulate conversation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Oppenheim (Yanni Rubbish, 1999, etc.) employs familiar motifs to craft a story with the feel of a folktale. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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