Search Results: "Myrna Katz Frommer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Self-congratulatory oral history, garrulous nostalgia, and great fun for those who recall the days of Tin Pan Alley and three baseball teams in one small, favored place."
Contrary to the popular notion, nostalgia is pretty much what it's always been, judging by the latest offering from the Frommers (It Happened on Broadway, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 1998

"But those looking for more than a fleeting recognition of the downside of the business, or for some measured consideration of what, precisely, makes a piece of theatre succeed an art should probably look elsewhere. (b&w photos)"
The Frommers (Growing up Jewish in America, 1995, etc.) have gathered together the recollections (of widely varying frankness and detail) of actors, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, composers, and critics active in the evolution of theater in New York over the past seven decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1995

"Some of these stories told at greater length could have formed an interesting document; but this badly organized (neither chronological, nor consistently thematic) and piecemeal conglomeration is unenlightening. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A hodgepodge of musings about mostly run-of-the-mill childhoods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LENORE FINDS A FRIEND by Jon Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Bedlam Farm seems an idyllic spot with a natural appeal to children, who are likely to ask for more about Lenore. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lenore the black Lab befriends a cranky ram named Brutus in another entry in the popular streak of recent stories focusing on unlikely animal pals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST KWANZAA by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A solid, sweet, and meaty choice for holiday reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With colorful collage and mixed-media illustrations alongside brief, yet informative text, Katz's latest offers youngsters an engaging introduction to the African-American holiday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER THE MOON by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"As in Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell's Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born (1996), both text and pictures are suffused with anticipation and joyful welcome at the baby's arrival. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A happy, colorful book about a man and woman dreaming of their soon-to-be-born adopted baby, receiving the news of her birth, and flying to the ``faraway place'' where they meet their child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY'S BIG BUSY BOOK by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Little fingers will enjoy exploring these pages again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
A day in Baby's life, with flaps, textures, sparkly bling, and mirrors to explore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 15, 1989

From prolific baseball writer Frommer (Primitive Baseball, 1988; Baseball's Greatest Rivalry, 1982; etc.), a profusely illustrated celebration of Little League baseball on its 50th anniversary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"They provide the discerning reader with much information about the realities of Indian life in the United States today."
A rich collection of personal stories rewarding enough so that generous readers will forgive its obvious flaws. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"An engrossing and illuminating appreciation of a distinctive corporate culture."
An agreeably fervid take on what makes Nike Inc. a consistent winner in the ultracompetitive sports-and-fitness trade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWANNY'S WAYS by Steve Katz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 1996

"Experimental Fiction with a capital F: If Katz (who writes well, plots less successfully) is out to baffle readers utterly, he has succeeded with flair."
The never-humdrum Katz is up to his old tricks in the last of a threesome (Wier and Pouce, 1984; Florry of Washington Heights, 1987) about life and death in a Manhattan neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A heartbreaking memoir of love, friendship and responsibility."
Katz concludes the canine love story he began in A Dog Year (2002). Read full book review >