Search Results: "Mike Goldsmith"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE SEA by Mike Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2015

"Well-intentioned but confusing, these British imports should have stayed in England. (Board book. 2-4)"
A busy board book presents sea creatures to identify. Read full book review >

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THE KINGFISHER SPACE ENCYCLOPEDIA by Mike Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Handsome, at first glance, and up to date enough to include a spread on Global Positioning Systems—but one of the dimmer stars in the topical firmament. (print, Web and film resources) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A routine sweep through matters astronomical, more suitable (despite the title) for casual browsing than research or quick reference. Read full book review >

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SPACE by Mike Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A one-trick pony, grounded by uneven production values and low octane content. (index) (Novelty nonfiction. 9-12)"
Aside from a design gimmick, there's not much worth notice in this routine, scattershot history of space flight. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSE by Mike Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Should keep any young sky watcher enthralled, and the text, despite its fleetness, provides plenty of illumination of the deep-space dark. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
A handsome, tightly constructed exploration of our solar system, galaxy and beyond. Read full book review >

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ADDICTION AND OVERDOSE by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Reading at times rather like a commercial for recovery programs, this text may be best suited to a health class covering the subject matter; nevertheless, a crucial topic. (index, further information, glossary, selected bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A chronicle exposing facts and challenges confronting drug addiction and overdose in America. Read full book review >

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SWITCHEROO by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Contrived, yes, but hysterically funny—and after reflecting on the invisibility of women, the reader may find it no more contrived than, say, a Shakespearean comedy. (Film rights to New Line Cinema; $200,000 ad/promo; author tour; TV satellite tour)"
More monumental high-concept from Goldsmith (Marrying Mom, 1996, etc.), this time in a wonderfully funny fable about a wife and mistress who reverse roles—and a husband who apparently can't tell the difference. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2000

"A remarkable story, told with clarity and appreciation for the joy and courage that characterized the Kulturbund. As the author puts it: 'Such hope. It breaks your heart.'"
A nattily written, moving history of the Kulturbund—a Jewish cultural agency that collaborated with the Nazis during the early years of the Third Reich—from NPR commentator Goldsmith, whose parents were members of the group. Read full book review >

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY by Connie Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An efficient survey of a timely topic. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Traumatic brain injuries are a major concern not only for those hurt in war and sports, but also in many other areas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOMBS OVER BIKINI by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A critically flawed chronicle of a significant chapter in the Cold War nuclear arms race. (source notes, glossary, further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A brief chronicle of the nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands from 1946 until 1958, in which the U.S. military detonated 67 atom and hydrogen bombs over the region's Bikini and Enewetak atolls. Read full book review >

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PEN PALS by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Social work as satire: The harsh realities of prison life are noted briefly on the way to a formulaic (and rather improbable) happy ending. Goldsmith (Bad Boy, 2001, etc.) has done better."
A Wall Street whiz takes an insider-trading rap for her crooked boss and winds up in prison. Read full book review >

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THE BESTSELLER by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Despite some lapses in dramatic tension, a bright and entertaining education in bookmaking where the good get bestsellers and the bad never eat in the Grill Room again. ($175,000 ad/promo; film rights to Paramount; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A master of high-concept fiction (Fashionably Late, 1994, etc.) returns with a likely bestseller about writing a bestseller— a meaty send-up of publishing told with intelligence, wit, and shameless enthusiasm. Read full book review >

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BAD BOY by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"Entertaining fluff—and sure to sell."
Clothes make the man . . . and the man makes the woman. Read full book review >