Search Results: "Randy Siegel"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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THE BREAK-UP ARTIST by Philip Siegel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"A true chick-lit charmer, ideal for a chilly winter night or a sunny beach chair. (Chick-lit/romance. 12-16)"
Breakin' up may be hard to do but not if you get a little help from a cynical teenager who's found a niche market for her special skills. Read full book review >

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DERAILED by James Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2003

"Irresistible hokum written with an obvious eye on Hollywood, where producers will have to decide whether to make Charles's tribulations believable or hope viewers, like lucky readers, will surrender themselves to its spell."
Ad exec Siegel (Epitaph, 2001) swings for the fences with this preposterous, compulsively readable story of a casual fling that flings its partners into the lower depths of hell. Read full book review >

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LINES OF DEFENSE by Barry Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Expertly judged writing, thoughtful observations, warm and likable characters: Siegel's third thriller is a promising start, perhaps, to a new series."
Engaging legal-suspenser about a sheriff's detective and a case too troubling to call. Read full book review >

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EPITAPH by James Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2001

"Still, he captures very well the indignities of aging, and his plot is sturdy enough to maintain interest."
Adman Siegel's mystery debut follows William Riskin, a retired, energy-deficient investigator, as he tries to figure out what "biggest case of his life" his former partner Jean Goldblum was working on before he died of a heart attack. 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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THE DRAGON CHARMER by Jan Siegel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2001

"An uneven but winsomely wry entry in what is now a series parodying gothic excess and British high-fantasy clichés."
Before Fern Capel, the p.r. consultant and reluctant witch of Prospero's Children (2000), gets married, she must grapple with a host of uninvited supernatural guests, including an ancient demon who just won't behave. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2007

"Those interested in the modern television landscape should turn to Bill Carter's Desperate Networks (2006), a fine work of straight-up journalism that offers critical insight into today's television scene—and Carter wasn't even trying."
Hit-and-mostly-miss collection of 50-plus New Republic essays over-intellectualizing the boob tube's not particularly intellectual output. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1994

"Annotated bibliography; reading list; index. (Nonfiction. 12-17)"
In a well-researched re-creation of the heady days of the Civil Rights movement, the story of one of its white martyrs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Bibliography; index and b&w photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
The title accurately reflects the focus of this volume: the 13 months beginning with Parks's refusal to give up her seat and concluding with the Supreme Court's decision declaring bus segregation unconstitutional. Read full book review >