Search Results: "Richard Seaver"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A rich record of the vicissitudes of publishing during an inimitable time and place."
A dense, detailed, priceless eyewitness account of the making of a literary generation between Paris and New York. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTIFIED MAGISTRATE by Marquis de Sade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"An elegant addition to an important (if troubling) 'oeuvre,' skillfully translated and handsomely presented."
Written during the notorious Marquis's long imprisonment for indecency and blasphemy, these comparatively benign cautionary tales eloquently mock the hypocrisy of draconian lawgivers (in "The Windbags of Provence"), lascivious clerics ("The Husband Who Turned Priest"), and even Sade's own mortally offended mother-in-law ("Emilie de Tourville"). Read full book review >

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS COOKBOOK by Barton Seaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Hands-on kids will find much to appreciate in this compendium of fun and food with an Earth-friendly focus. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
A month-by-month guide to seasonal cooking, green craft projects and enjoyable challenges that has something to offer even the most environmentally conscious kids. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH RULE by Douglass Seaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A predictable, entertaining story stuffed with espionage morsels."
In Seaver's thriller, the CIA seems to have a targeted a man whose brother, missing for decades, may have stashed incriminating evidence. Read full book review >

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WHEN ELEPHANT GOES TO A PARTY by Sonia Levitin
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"For any kid who has felt as clumsy as an ox at a party, this elephant will be sweet sympathy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Party-going manners are taught through the agency of an elephant invited along for the fun. Read full book review >

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BEANBALL by Tom Seaver
Released: Feb. 17, 1989

In this limp sequel to the foolish Murder at the Superbowl (Fran Tarkenton and Resnicow, 1986), sports-reporter Marc Burr covers another locker-room homicide—this time amidst a World Series matchup between two fictional teams, the Brooklyn Bandits and the New Jersey Boomers. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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ALLY-SAURUS & THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Ally is an empathetic guide for young children facing their own first days, no matter what or who they imagine themselves to be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl with a dino-sized imagination joins, and learns to get along with, other kids with their own particular styles on the first day of school. Read full book review >

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MOE IS BEST by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This lighthearted take on youthful determination and the value of continued effort successfully avoids undue complexity, allowing both message and story to reach their emergent-reader audience. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Veteran Torrey joins the stable of author-illustrators contributing to the I Like to Read picture-book series, crafting a family tale of persistence and confidence that serves as a timely lesson in a text explicitly aimed at the youngest budding readers. Read full book review >

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A BASEBALL STORY by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An innocent, sweet and charming introduction to the national pastime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coach Mike says that baseball players always need to be ready, and Jordan is all set for the first game of the season. Read full book review >

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THE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY BIG DINOSAUR by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A toothy, toothsome tale—if stronger on wish-fulfillment than feasible bully-fooling. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this pointed prehistoric episode, little Jackson, derisively dubbed a "tinysaur," defends a jar of jelly beans from a dino-bully. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF SILK by Richard Sobol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A pleasingly engaging look at the subject. (silk facts, glossary) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Crisp, bright photographs and a simple, personal narrative create a remarkably informative look at the process of silk production in a Thai village. Read full book review >