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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SUZY'S CASE by Andy Siegel
Released: July 10, 2012

"If Siegel can only make his hero a tad less obnoxious, he will have a good potential series on his hands."
The plot twists keep coming in this legal thriller by Siegel, a first-time author who calls on his own experience as a personal injury and malpractice lawyer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Lacks drama, intrigue and insight."
How a landmark Supreme Court ruling that established the state secrets privilege was challenged 50 years later. Read full book review >

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ACTUAL INNOCENCE by Barry Siegel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Rousing stuff for fans of legal intrigue who aren—t up to the challenges of Siegel's memorable debut."
After his strikingly original debut (The Perfect Witness, 1998), Siegel settles into a more well-worn groove, inviting his returning lawyer hero Greg Monarch to reopen the five-year-old murder conviction of his onetime lover. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT WITNESS by Barry Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Not a whodunit, but a sharp, unsparing exploration of the conflicts between justice and advocacy in the adversarial system Greg's inherited from the Founding Fathers."
A dogged defense attorney's running battle with an unimpeachable prosecution witness raises disturbing questions about the nature of the judicial process, in this first novel by crime reporter Siegel (Shades of Gray, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"Siegel's arguments have as many loose ends as urban America has problems, but there is no shortage of ideas to ponder."
A partisan yet sometimes penetrating analysis of urban America's decline. Read full book review >