Search Results: "Paul Rosenthal"


BOOK REVIEW

YO AESOP! by Paul Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Readers of Jon Scieszka's and Lane Smith's Stinky Cheese Man (1992) will feel right at home; only by comparison could the send-ups and book design of this one possibly be considered restrained. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
Appropriately scheduled for publication on April Fools' Day, these nine fables spin away wildly from their Aesopian predecessors: A flea-bitten dog spares one of his tiny tormenters, who then returns the favor when the dogcatcher arrives; worms develop an elaborate Early Bird Alarm, but can't set it because they haven't any hands; a cockroach comes to a bad end after helping an ungrateful dog and cat get a bag of cookies down from a high shelf; having wandered into a previous fable, the wolf in sheep's clothing never makes his gig. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X IS FOR X-RAY by TouchPress
developed by TouchPress, by Paul Rosenthal, photographed by Hugh Turvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"While the haphazard nature of its subjects ('Drums,' 'Jack-in-the-box,' 'Whistle') make it less useful than a guide to the universe or a dinosaur encyclopedia, this is still an excellent plaything, built by artists who clearly know how to design with an eye for delight on the iPad. (iPad informational app. 4-12)"
More a showcase for the possibilities of iPad design than a primer on X-ray technology, this intriguing app is stuffed with lively activities and eye-catching visuals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"It would roil Butler's immense ego to learn that—not 60 years after his death—this well-crafted study is even necessary."
A highly readable exhumation of the career of Nicholas Murray Butler, president of the Carnegie Endowment and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and almost entirely forgotten today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I Want to Know What Love Is by Saul Rosenthal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2016

"A meditative, if sometimes-overwritten, appraisal of compulsion and love."
In the absence of love, a man seeks solace in pathological gambling and literature in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOBO THE SAILOR MAN! by Eileen Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Endearing as a slightly exaggerated solo adventure with a stuffed animal—but then there's Earl, who adds a lovely dose of spice. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Willy—the small boy whose self-absorbed attachment to a household sock monkey is shared by Earl, the family cat—has grown into a more adventuresome fellow (I'll Save You Bobo!, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'LL SAVE YOU BOBO! by Eileen Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Endearing and inviting. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Earl the cat is back—hurray! Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

YOU CAN FLY by Chuck Rosenthal
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A tale so devoid of wonder that no amount of clapping can breathe life into it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Peter Pan's son flies off to save Never Never Land from Capt. Hook in this painfully mirthless sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK KEROUAC’S AVATAR ANGEL by Chuck Rosenthal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"There's hopped-up frenzy and plenty of wit here, but with a dead-Beat premise and more lampooning than plotting, this story hasn't a ghost of a chance."
The zaniness of Beat-specialist Rosenthal continues into his fifth novel (Loop's End, 1992, etc.), as Kerouac comes back from the dead to see what's shaking in his old haunts. Read full book review >

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LOOP'S END by Chuck Rosenthal
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"The Loops are finally out of it."
The last in the trilogy (Loop's Progress, 1986; Experiments with Life and Deaf, 1987) immortalizing the eccentric Loop family of Erie, Pennsylvania, ends disconcertingly with a greeting-card platitude, after much self-conscious literary gamesmanship. Read full book review >