Search Results: "Paul Yalowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Full of humorous details (the headlines, the lonely competitor awaiting practice time, the cow's crescent moon tattoo), the scenes capture the mood perfectly, especially the close-up of the cow blasting off and the aerial view with Earth far below. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Choldenko's first book gives the lowdown on the cow who was heralded in the headlines of her time—e.g.,``Flying Bovine'' and ``Cow Shaped UFO Reported.'' The whole story of the famous flight comes straight from the horse's mouth—that is, the horse who coached her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNAWAY LATKES by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Fun for all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This thoroughly delightful story is a Jewish version of the Gingerbread Man. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE MUSIC by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 1995

"Full of decorative little objects and comic touches (on a couple of occasions, the text begins to break up and fly away), the book's frenetic humor is as likely to appeal to adults as children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When she finds a clarinet in her basement, Aunt Margaret goes wild and decides to ``study the sounds of life'' (``Holy Faloozala! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATTY-CORNERED by Cheryl Ware
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

``This is the journal of Venola Mae Cutright,'' begun the week after her much-feared Granddad has died, and maintained during her seventh-grade year while she adjusts to sleeping overnight, every night, in her lonely grandmother's trailer home (a ``brand-new, two-bedroom one, with avocado green carpet, curtains, and appliances'') that resides in the Cutright backyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOY, CAN HE DANCE! by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 1993

"Good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stevens puts a time-honored message in a buoyant new setting: Tony's father is a hotel chef who expects Tony to become a chef, too; he has no sympathy with his son's greatest interest- -dancing—which he's done constantly since before he could walk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEBODY LOVES YOU, MR. HATCH by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"A charming book with a real plot, its amiable tone beautifully complemented by the intriguing illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Colorless Mr. Hatch—who works in a shoelace factory and eats a cheese and mustard sandwich for lunch every day with, just occasionally, a prune—is jarred from his reserve by receiving a huge Valentine box of candy with a card that says only, ``Somebody loves you.'' Amazed, he samples it, shares it at work and, buoyed by his friendly reception, sympathetically helps several people out on the way home (e.g., he watches the newspaper stall so that its proprietor can take his cold to the doctor). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >