Search Results: "Mitch Horowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE SIMPLE IDEA by Mitch Horowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A historically rich analysis of an idea that is older than many may think."
The evolution of the positive-thinking movement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A hodgepodge of theocracy and occultism."
Haphazardly assembled history on the genesis of spirituality and mysticism and its impact on American culture. Read full book review >

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WILLY SLATER'S LANE by Mitch Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 1997

"A modest mixture of Sherwood Anderson and Erskine Caldwell, with some perfectly observed characters in a narrative that is winningly sweet without being sentimental."
Charming, upbeat first novel set in Ohio. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Too often, though, Gelman's self-absorbed approach gets in the way of the terrific stories he has to tell; for the real moxie, read Buchanan."
A tumultuous year (1989) in the life of a cub crime-reporter for New York Newsday. Read full book review >

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A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2005

"A talented writer's bold step forward. Let's hope Cullin isn't finished with Sherlock Holmes."
This wistful portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in old age is a real departure from Cullin's previous up-and-down fiction (Undersurface, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PRETTY PRETTY BUNNY by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Bold, cartoon-style illustrations use speech balloons and sound-effect phrases for added humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Narcissa is a bunny with an issue: Arrogance and conceit are some descriptors that might fit the bill. Read full book review >

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DUCK, DUCK, MOOSE by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The nugget of warmth here is in the First Law of Moving—whether it be for a vacation or away from home altogether, it may very well result in the unexpected reaction of happiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose embodies Newton's First Law of Motion: Bodies at rest stay at rest. Read full book review >

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SOON BABOON SOON by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"A quick but thematically and sonically satisfying concert. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Chimpanzees play timpani. / Lemurs laugh along. / Orangutans bang everythang. Gorilla's got a GONG." Read full book review >

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CHICO THE BRAVE by David Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"A humorous, original tale about one plucky clucker, distinguished by vibrantly colored, cartoonish illustrations that match the text's hilarity on every page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chico is a chicken—in both senses—until adventure earns him the title "The Brave." Read full book review >

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HUMPTY DUMPTY CLIMBS AGAIN by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"What with the fairly adult treatment of Humpty's funk, this will not be a standout on the fractured nursery-rhyme shelf, but it might garner some laughs for the underwear. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Horowitz's twist on the familiar nursery rhyme falls a little like Humpty Dumpty himself—flat. Read full book review >

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BUY MY HATS! by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"As soon as the sun comes out, you know the hats will once again be as popular as three-day-old fish. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Horowitz goes out on a limb with his title here, for visions of Esphyr Slobodkina's folky absurdity, Caps for Sale, will immediately dance into readers' heads. Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF TIGERS by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The author recommends that this be read in a 'New York accent,' but its point will be evident to most readers without the hint. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Horowitz gives an ancient cautionary fable a modern urban setting, jazzed up with a toothy, die-cut open mouth on the cover. Read full book review >