Search Results: "Naomi Adler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DIAL BOOK OF ANIMAL TALES by Naomi Adler
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Although this is a pretty package of tales, it has little to distinguish it from others already available. (Folklore. 6+)"
A British storyteller's collection of nine familiar tales gathered from around the world, from Australia to Thailand. ``Grandmother Spider,'' ``The Rabbit in the Moon,'' ``The Musicians of Bremen,'' ``The Monkey's Heart,'' and ``Sedna and King Gull'' are among the immediately recognizable tales. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Overall, the volume is pleasing, especially where issues of authenticity are not of prime concern. (Folklore. 8-12)"
Music links nine stories, which include both familiar (``The Pied Piper'') and lesser-known tales (the Aboriginal ``Didgeridoo Magic'') from around the world. Read full book review >

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THE CROW'S TALE by Naomi Howarth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A heartfelt debut. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
Colorful and eye-catching artwork accompanies this rhyming story of bravery and kindness. Read full book review >

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THE MATZAH MAN by Naomi Howland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2002

"Includes a glossary of holiday terms. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The gingerbread boy has appeared as a baby, a man, a pancake, and a Russian bun. Read full book review >

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THE TIES THAT BIND by Warren Adler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 24, 1994

"Fiona's recent adventures."
Who would've thought that Sgt. Read full book review >

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Auntie Jodi's Helpful Hints by Jodi Adler
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"A volume of humorous hints that may be best suited as a gift for someone who's tired of traditional advice books."
Adler, in her debut, offers a book of not-so-serious advice for living. Read full book review >

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INVITATION TO PROVENCE by Elizabeth Adler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Talky, contrived, sure to please the fans."
Setting: the south of France. Plot: see quiz below. Read full book review >

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A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY by Elizabeth Adler
Released: June 19, 2012

"Adler, much like an inexperienced cook, has thrown everything she finds into the pot. Instead of creating a reasonably tasty dish, she's dished up some unpalatable mush."
Another over-the-top romantic suspense novel from the author of It All Began In Monte Carlo (2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 1997

"A candid book whose look backward provides a hopeful blueprint for reviving the possibilities that seemed so endless in the 1960s. (Author tour)"
A stunningly revelatory chronicle of a generation long misunderstood. Read full book review >

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SINGING SHIJIMI CLAMS by Naomi Kojima
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A feel-good episode if ever there was one. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Told and illustrated with equal spareness, this tender Japanese tale will please young readers who find the fate of the oysters in "The Walrus and the Carpenter" discomfiting. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

"A perceptive and informative biography. (b&w illustrations, diagrams, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13+)"
In the Portraits in Science series, an intelligent chronicle of Curie's life, from her struggle to educate herself in Russian-occupied Poland to her successes in France; her pioneering work with her husband; and her troubles and triumphs after his death. Read full book review >

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THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Naomi Rand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2001

"Ambitiously scaled and generously plotted, with a combination of roles that demands expert juggling from put-upon Emma—even if Rand seems in the end to throw her densely woven plot away in favor of domestic melodrama."
Responding to her demand that he fly in from the West Coast to Brooklyn, Emma Price's filmmaker husband Will preempts her announcement that, at 40, she's pregnant again with one of his own: The marriage is over. Read full book review >