Search Results: "Peter Mandel"


BOOK REVIEW

RED CAT, WHITE CAT by Peter Mandel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Snappy and humorous, encouraging of many return visits. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-7)"
In keeping with Bill Martin Jr.'s worldview (the book is published under his imprint) that the imagination is unlocked through the sheer joy of language and further fired by strong imagery, Mandel (The Official Cat I.Q. Test, not reviewed) has written a simple, playful text—much like Martin's work, with two words per page and the couplets rhyming on every other page—to accompany Mackie's cats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOO AH-CHOOOO by Peter Mandel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Break out the earplugs, not the tissues, for this ah-choo-filled read aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There's an outbreak at the zoo! (Of germs, that is.) Read full book review >

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JACKHAMMER SAM by Peter Mandel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An endearing ode to an oft-grumbled-about profession. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"ATTA-RATTA-BATTA-BLAM." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUN, ONION, BURGER by Peter Mandel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"Skip this—buy burgers and fixings instead. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A disappointingly ho-hum salute to that summertime classic, the hamburger. Read full book review >

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Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HEART AND SOUL by Sally Mandel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2002

"Soap opera with a lot of grating Long Island tough talk, all the way from its obnoxious heroine and utterly implausible hero."
Firefighter's daughter wows 'em at Carnegie Hall, in the third from Mandel (Out of the Blue, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATIVE by Sayed Kashua
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A wickedly ironic but humane collection."
A journalist and novelist's sharp-eyed take on his life as a Hebrew-speaking Palestinian in Jerusalem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"While the trials and tribulations of uncertainty in economic life are not ignored, Mandel definitely looks at the current and future economy through rose-colored glasses. (12 tables, charts, and graphs, not seen) (Author tour)"
A thoughtful though limited discussion of a puzzling situation: Why, despite relative prosperity, is economic anxiety so high? Read full book review >

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REPLACEMENT CHILD by Judy Mandel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Disjointed but dramatic and resonant."
Mandel's account of being her parents' "replacement child" following the death of an older sister she never knew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINOR PLAYERS, MAJOR DREAMS by Brett H. Mandel
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 1997

"While his descriptions and characterizations are evocative, even poignant, the author appears tentative about how to approach his subject, producing a narrative that veers uncertainly from documentary to nostalgic celebration. (16 photos)"
A baseball fan chucks the 9-to-5 world to write about a season in minor-league baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Mandel's solid writing and magnetic narrative make for a strong combination in what should be a breakout novel."
Survivors and victims of a pandemic populate this quietly ambitious take on a post-apocalyptic world where some strive to preserve art, culture and kindness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Cautionary—perhaps alarmist—but full of sound advice on how to dodge falling chunks of sky and how to replace them when the 'All Clear' is sounded."
The economics editor of Business Week forecasts the "good chance" of a "New Economy bust." Read full book review >