Search Results: "Myron Uhlberg"


BOOK REVIEW

A STORM CALLED KATRINA by Myron Uhlberg
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Simple, affecting prose and intricate, inspired paintings make this one worth sharing for sure. (author's note). (Picture book. 9-12)"
A heartrending story of a New Orleans family's experience through Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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DAD, JACKIE, AND ME by Myron Uhlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"The endpapers, an actual scrapbook of old newspaper articles about Robinson, provide a satisfying context for this ultimately upbeat, multi-dimensional story. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
When Jackie Robinson signs with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 as first baseman, the historic event captures the imagination of one middle-aged man in Brooklyn—the author's father. Read full book review >

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LEMUEL THE FOOL by Myron Uhlberg
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"This rib-tickler should induce many a young armchair traveler to pay a visit to Chelm or Gotham. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Uhlberg (Mad Dog McGraw, 2000, etc.) presents a properly poker-faced retelling of a popular European folktale. Read full book review >

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THE PRINTER by Myron Uhlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Instructions for folding a printer's hat and for making the American Sign Language signs for 'fire' and 'thank you' close another heartfelt tale of an ordinary person rising to meet an extraordinary challenge. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Uhlberg pays tribute to his father, a hearing child of deaf parents, with this semi-autobiographical tale of a deaf-mute worker in a roaring newspaper printing plant, who spots a fire and finds a way to spread the alarm. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF ALL THINGS by Myron Uhlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A tender demonstration of how familial love is like translation—inexact, difficult, and beautiful. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Uhlberg draws from his experiences with his deaf parents for this tale of mid-20th-century Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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MAD DOG MCGRAW by Myron Uhlberg
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"A delightful story, but children shouldn't take its lesson too seriously when dealing with strange 'mad dogs.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
Love conquers fear in a charming story about a boy and a fearsome dog. Read full book review >

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THE FOUNDERS AT HOME by Myron Magnet
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2013

"Mildly quirky but well-argued. It's not controversial that American revolutionaries sought only liberty, not equality or fraternity, and Magnet is happy to point that out."
Why did the American Revolution turn out so well? Read full book review >

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KELLY 'N' ME by Myron Levoy
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"As in Levoy's Alan and Naomi (1977) and A Shadow Like a Leopard (1981), the plot is relatively simple; but the complex characters and powerfully drawn setting command attention. (Fiction. 12+)"
Two Manhattan teenagers in a bittersweet summer romance: Anthony finds that his mother, a narcissistic over-the-hill actress, has become too dependent on both alcohol and her son since his father left for L.A. and another woman; Kelly is rebelling against her parents' Fifth Avenue lifestyle and the frenetic trendiness of her former crowd by masquerading as a janitor's daughter and using her parents' credit cards to provide handouts for street people. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A simple, straightforward cautionary tale that foresees the distinct possibility of another fall from environmental grace. (8 pp. b&w photographs)"
The sorry tale, grimly and searchingly told by Arms, of Newfoundland's collapsed cod fishery and the social and economic havoc left in its wake. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 1993

"This is a book that drives at its point so narrowly as to cut it off from a wider reality."
In a vivid, pointed, disturbing analysis, Magnet (Senior Fellow/Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; editorial board/Fortune magazine) attributes current economic problems to the cultural revolution of the 60's, to the social policies devised by the ``Haves'' (rich, liberal, professional) for the ``Have-nots'' (poor, black, underclass). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Fans of popular-science writing and Arctic buffs alike will learn much from Arms's adventure. (Author tour)"
A tale of science and discovery on the high, frozen seas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 1999

"For the artful, guileless Arms, one senses it comes down to the migratory urge, what he calls the 'oughtness' of wandering, in his case over big water, where he can 'focus on today and embrace the journey as if it were all of life.'"
Arms (Riddle of the Ice: A Scientific Adventure in the Arctic, p. 29) offers here some notes toward understanding sailors' profession to the sea and how they interpret that water world and their place in the brine. Read full book review >