Search Results: "Neal Gabler"


BOOK REVIEW

BARBRA STREISAND by Neal Gabler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A worthy book, particularly for readers unfamiliar with any of the full-length Streisand biographies."
In the latest in the Jewish Lives series, an experienced biographer delves into Barbra Streisand's psyche. Read full book review >

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WINCHELL by Neal Gabler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Gabler's book is timely, incisive and, for the most part, a good read."
A dauntingly complete portrait of the one of the most powerful and significant figures in American journalism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 1998

Cultural historian Gabler (An Empire of Their Own, 1988; Winchell, 1994) addresses a favorite subject of the punditocracy—the leaching of entertainment values into every aspect of modern culture—refreshingly, without moralizing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Gabler's remarkable biography lends Mickey's creator new dimensions and sets the standard for future biographies."
Monumental life of the contradictory impresario who founded a powerful entertainment empire and, for better or worse, "helped establish American popular culture as the dominant culture in the world." Read full book review >

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ALPHABET SOUP by Mirko Gabler
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A fine debut, sure to delight young readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Czech-born designer brews up an intriguing Halloween-y broth: When the teacher assigns making alphabet soup as homework, the new green students, twins Gurgla and Blog, rush home to get started—shadowed by classmate Zack, an ordinary boy who is curious about their mother, a witch. Read full book review >

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GO WILD WITH... DESIGNS by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, this colorful concept connects the right dots for a toddler audience. (Board book. 1-3)"
Single-word labels highlight a creative range of designs. Read full book review >

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THE TREE by Neal Layton
by Neal Layton, illustrated by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A feather-light tribute to finding common ground—or make that common air space. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tree in a deep rural clearing proves to be a small village in jeopardy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNBOUND by Neal Shusterman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A competently produced set of stories that will send fans over the moon and swiftly intrigue newcomers. (Dystopia. 12-16)"
The Unwind world is thoroughly explored in this companion piece. Read full book review >

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ANTSY DOES TIME by Neal Shusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Silliness balances out the maudlin, keeping Antsy's story from either bathos or antic excess. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Antsy Bonano of The Schwa Was Here (2004) continues his trend of befriending boys named after vowel sounds and diacritics, when he strikes up a strange relationship with classmate Gunnar Ümlaut. Read full book review >

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EVERWILD by Neal Shusterman
FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A fascinating read penned by an expert hand. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Everlost is where children go when they die, if they miss their chance to go into the light or are just not ready to transition into the hereafter. Read full book review >

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THE SCHWA WAS HERE by Neal Shusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The presence of stock characters and subplots doesn't detract from the cleverness and humor of this tall tale. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Calvin Schwa is special, see? Read full book review >