Search Results: "Randy Siegel"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE PROUD PENNY by Randy Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Worth every penny. (historical note, selected facts, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A penny's rough-and-tumble escapades lead to unexpected ends in Siegel and Bloch's engaging picture book. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA'S SMILE by Randy Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2010

"Long-distance grandmothers everywhere will sympathize with Grandma as she searches for her lost smile in her grandson's picture, among his toys and in his bedroom, just as they will rejoice in the pair's loving reunion; those who read this may try a similar trick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Siegel's debut is a whimsical salute to the lengths grandmothers will go to to see their grandchildren. Read full book review >

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RANDY THE DAYDREAMING DOG by Jan Graveline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"A perfect choice for those who value weak potty humor, a hollow story and uninspiring animation and interaction. Others would do well to set their alarms before this dream takes shape. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
After his master leaves for work, a dog passes the time by daydreaming. Read full book review >

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MY SNAKE BLAKE by Randy Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"Clever, laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Blake the snake just might be the most spectacular pet of all time. Read full book review >

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A SIEGEL FILM by Don Siegel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"One of the top-drawer screen books, from which you rise gorged from an eye-popping Thanksgiving dinner of filmcraft. (Sixty b&w photographs)"
Funny, ever entertaining, immensely readable and revealing autobiography of action/suspense director Don Siegel and how he made or contributed to some 50 or more movies and TV shows. Read full book review >

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RANDY RILEY'S REALLY BIG HIT by Chris Van Dusen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A cunning twist on the heroic home run that wins the game. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Randy's first and only home run saves his town from disaster. Read full book review >

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MOVING HOUSE by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A stronger message and more coherent magic would have made this charming story even more appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This contemporary eco-fable suffers from a lack of internal logic, but the positive message and attractive retro artwork may still find favor with progressive parents. Read full book review >

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THE DRAW by Lee Siegel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"An unsparing, intimate reflection on the many ways money—or the lack thereof—can tear a family apart."
A frank memoir of money and the man. Read full book review >

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GROUCHO MARX by Lee Siegel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A perceptive, though dark, portrait."
An unsparing look at the abrasive performer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2013

"A fascinating, convoluted murder mystery demonstrating that the law should never be confused with common sense."
A detailed examination of a 1962 double murder that may have resulted in a wrongful conviction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DETOUR by James Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 2005

"A thriller that explodes with the energy of a high-velocity bullet, even if it does lose both power and accuracy toward the end of its amazing trajectory."
A pair of American innocents ignore their friends' warnings about traveling to Colombia to pick up an adoptive baby. Complications ensue. Read full book review >

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CRIMINAL INTENT by Sheldon Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"All talk and no tension. A legal cozy in a great big village."
Siegel trudges his priestly San Francisco attorney Mike Daley (Special Circumstances, 2000, etc.) against evil cinematic types, one of whom has clobbered another to death with an Oscar. Read full book review >