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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ALL THE COLORS OF BUSYTOWN! by Richard Scarry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While many will welcome concept books with Richard Scarry art, are these rehashed offerings really necessary with so many of his classics still in print? (Board book. 2-4)"
Richard Scarry's iconic characters present nine different colors. Read full book review >

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CAT BURGLAR BLACK by Richard Sala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Expect sequels. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Sala usually aims his pulpy gothics at older teens and adults, but here he tries for a younger audience. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This one is, and doesn't. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
``Politics ought to be fun—after baseball it's our next favorite pastime,'' says Texas Gov. Read full book review >

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NIGHT BECOMES DAY by Richard McGuire
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Unusual and amusing, but don't look too deeply. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Day becomes night, actually, in this strange game of word association by McGuire (The Orange Book, 1992). Read full book review >

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POCKET PIGGIES OPPOSITES! by Richard Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Cute but nothing more. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Itty-bitty piggies demonstrate opposites. Read full book review >

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THE ALMOST TERRIBLE PLAYDATE by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A mostly delightful look at the importance of compromise among friends. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A boy and a girl with different ideas of imaginative play find middle ground. Read full book review >