Search Results: "Renata Adler"


BOOK REVIEW

GONE by Renata Adler
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2000

"The resulting hybrid offers many pleasures, but none of them makes Adler's heartfelt insider's diatribe against Newhouse, recent editors Gottlieb and Tina Brown, and the long-standing weaknesses that left the magazine vulnerable to them any more convincing than the complaints of many an outraged former subscriber."
Novelist and ex-staffer Adler (Politics, 1988, etc.) offers an accusatory dirge for the William Shawn New Yorker that is actually three volumes in one—to its ultimate cost. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE TALL TIMBER by Renata Adler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 7, 2015

"Although this volume amply reveals the author's attention to language and commitment to politically engaged journalism, many pieces seem dated, and a few are tediously long."
A collection of articles by an outspoken writer. Read full book review >

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RED WAGON by Renata Liwska
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A winner. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mundane task fills with delicious thrills. Read full book review >

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THE CHERRY THIEF by Renata Galindo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A sweet diversion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A master pâtissier is flummoxed when his signature cherries go missing from his pastries.Read full book review >

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LITTLE PANDA by Renata Liwska
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2008

"Much like this whimsical tale, the elegant illustrations hold small surprises for perceptive readers to enjoy. (Picture Book. 3-6)"
Grandfather Panda shares an outlandish tale of flying tigers with his grandson in this slyly amusing tale. Read full book review >

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MY NEW MOM & ME by Renata Galindo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"A welcome addition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Galindo's American picture-book debut makes strides toward filling gaps in adoption narratives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOM, SNOT, TWITTY by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2014

"Serene, quietly joyous and utterly life-affirming. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three friends with different philosophies spend a companionable day together, crocheting and weathering storms. Read full book review >

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THE WIG by Renata Suerth
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Though the first-person narrator is a bit of a brat, elementary schoolers will likely enjoy her snarky approach to life."
This second entry in Suerth's (Crazy Summer, 2013) middle-grade series follows fifth-grader Sofie Czerny through her first few months at a new school in Stevens Point, Wis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIG by Renata Suerth

"Middle-grade readers will laugh and cringe their way through the over-the-top antics of Sofie and her family and friends."
Suerth's (The Wig: Happy Holidays, 2013, etc.) fourth in the madcap middle-grade Wig series continues to follow Sofie's trials and tribulations at home and at school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS QUIET BOOK by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Nevertheless, a congenial, understated choice for reading aloud to excited children to help them settle down for a long winter's night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In their third collaboration on the numerous nuances of volume, Underwood and Liwska focus on the softer sounds of the Christmas season. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOUD BOOK! by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2011

"The overall format of fuzzy illustrations and sweet simplicity of moments suited its quiet predecessor a bit better, but the collaborators have created a worthy companion to their previous success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For each kind of quiet found in Underwood and Liwska's Quiet Book (2010) there are now just as many kinds of LOUD! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T CALL ME SIDNEY by Jane Sutton
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Gallio's muted and stylish acrylic-and-collage illustrations add a spark of whimsy and fun to what might otherwise have been a pedestrian piggy parable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sidney the pig discovers that he is quite a poet when he pens a verse for his best friend, Gabie the duck, on her birthday. Read full book review >