Search Results: "Peter Malone"


BOOK REVIEW

SERGEI PROKOFIEV’S PETER AND THE WOLF by Sergei Prokofiev
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"There is ample precedent for tinkering with Prokofiev's masterwork, but this ending may jar those for whom the final melancholy notes of the oboe, representing the trapped duck, are the poignant, seminal moment in the story. (CD included) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A new treatment of Prokofiev's symphonic folktale in which each character is represented by a different orchestral instrument. Read full book review >

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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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Marcel Malone by Lew Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A slow, but ultimately rewarding tale of a lonely psychologist and her poetic client."
A novel examines a clinical psychologist, the healing power of verse, and a journey to self-discovery. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE WIND by Peter Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

For young tars in training, Malone offers an informative, if loosely organized, excursion into several nautical matters. Read full book review >

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JEX MALONE by C.L. Gaber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2014

"A dud. (Mystery. 12-18)"
A police detective's daughter spends a summer solving a crime. Read full book review >

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JO MALONE by Jo Malone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A moving and revealing account of the author's passion for business and personal success."
Turning yourself into an upscale brand is extremely difficult. Fragrance guru and entrepreneur Malone chronicles how she did just that. Read full book review >

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THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY MALONE by Mary Anderson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Some details, like the fearlessness of Molly's midnight search for an orphaned boy in Times Square, are less than plausible, and minor characters are lightly sketched; but Molly herself is vibrant and determined, her story a better-than-average anti-romance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Molly, 16, is a true original: she sells collages fashioned from pieces of junk that she's juxtaposed to convey a liberal social message; she also goes regularly to a welfare hotel, where she gives the kids art materials and teaches their use with easy camaraderie. Read full book review >

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MAX MALONE, SUPERSTAR by Charlotte Herman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When Max sees the sign announcing auditions for a peanut- butter commercial, he's sure he's a shoo-in. Read full book review >

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THE NUTCRACKER by Stephanie Spinner
adapted by Stephanie Spinner, illustrated by Peter Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"A full-page author's note gives a brief performance history of the ballet, and a fully orchestrated CD of the complete ballet is included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Children preparing to attend a holiday performance of The Nutcracker will find this a helpful introduction to the beloved ballet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOSTON TEA PARTY by Russell Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This slim volume brings to you-are-there life a historical episode often relegated to a sidebar. (afterword, bibliographic essay, note on tea, timeline, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
It might be said that the American Revolution began with the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF ODYSSEUS by Neil Philip
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"With a beautiful map of the voyage and an illustrated guide to the principal characters, an already grand story has become a sumptuous visual feast. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Philip (American Fairy Tales, 1996, etc.) competently retells the famous Greek story of Odysseus's ten-year journey home from the Trojan War, beset by the wrath of Poseidon, various monsters, witches, and his own pride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >