Search Results: "Randy L. Schmidt"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE GIRL BLUE by Randy L. Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2010

"Pages of photographs compliment this dense, fact-filled treatment, which carefully skirts sensationalism while exposing new truths in this haunting tragedy."
A music teacher's fresh perspective reanimates the rise and fall of an American recording icon. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Amy L. Cohn
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A timeline is appended, but there are neither source notes nor suggestions for further reading. (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
"See that tall, tall man in the tall black hat? Know who he is? Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"History that's fun to read…and important. (authors' note, illustrator's note) (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
On a train out of Denver in 1902, two old cowboys reminisce about the Old West. Read full book review >

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LOOSE LEASHES  by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"For those who find hilarity in anthropomorphism this may be a desirable read, but it is difficult to see any need to add it to any but the largest poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
From a Boston terrier blowing a giant pink bubble to a solemn Weimaraner on artfully placed ice skates, this picture book plays sometimes amusing games with illustrations and viewers' minds. Read full book review >

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DOG-GONE SCHOOL by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though some may dub the collection doggerel, dog lovers beginning school will be enchanted. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Author Schmidt has crafted 16 poems, in different forms, about school, and aside from a couple of canine-specific outliers, any of these could be about a child's school day. Read full book review >

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LIVES OF THE POETS by Michael Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"Monumental, yes, but seldom dull."
A monumental history of English-language poetry, told through the lives and works of its most important practitioners by the editor of PN Review, a director of Carcanet Press. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE FLESH by Ane Schmidt
Released: May 13, 1996

"As compelling as it is uncomfortable to read, the novel succeeds brilliantly as a composed portrayal of a woman who abandons herself to sensation in every form."
In The Flesh ($17.95; May 13, 1996; 116 pp.; 0-87951-655-0). Read full book review >

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A LIST OF THINGS THAT DIDN'T KILL ME by Jason Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Teens and adults who favor memoirs will be fascinated and deeply moved, when they get past the daunting page count. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
A man whose emotionally unstable father moved him from home to home throughout the 1970s and '80s before dying of AIDS tells his story. Read full book review >

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SEND ME A SIGN by Tiffany  Schmidt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The topic has been handled far better elsewhere. (Fiction. 13-16) "
A teen with cancer stresses out over all the wrong things. Read full book review >

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USEFUL FOOLS by C.A. Schmidt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A compelling, timely story. (author interview, author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
The war in Peru that lasted from 1980 to 1992 is virtually unknown to many of today's teen readers, but this story of love and loss among political upheaval will resonate despite the unfamiliar setting. Read full book review >

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SMILES WELCOME by Jill Schmidt
Released: Dec. 16, 2009

"A gleeful blend of text and pictures that shows the power of good cheer."
In this picture book, colorful, inviting illustrations pair with simple text to show the many dimensions of a smile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARGONAUT by Stanley Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Plausible science, trite dialogue, implausible plotting: a disappointment from such an esteemed editor and writer."
An awkwardly told first-contact story, also the first novel in 16 years from the Schmidt, longtime editor of Analog Science Fiction magazine. Read full book review >