Search Results: "Richard Ungar"


BOOK REVIEW

YITZI AND THE GIANT MENORAH by Richard Ungar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Not laugh-out-loud funny but a pleasant addition to Hanukkah collections. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
The good folk of Chelm ponder the perfect thank you for a Hanukkah gift. Read full book review >

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TIME SNATCHERS by Richard Ungar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"This mess falls flat even if read as a sendup. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
A promising premise—mad scientist recruits children to steal treasures from humanity's past—isn't enough to carry a contrivance-ridden plot, poor characterization and a near-total lack of internal logic. Read full book review >

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TIME TRAPPED  by Richard Ungar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"For fans of the first book only. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Ungar doesn't do much to move the plot along but does lighten the tone and trot in some promising new characters for this follow-up to Time Snatchers (2012). Read full book review >

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Immortal Medusa by Barbara Louise Ungar
Released: April 1, 2015

"An entrancing book of poetry."
Ungar's (English/Coll. of Saint Rose; The Origin of the Milky Way, 2007, etc.) new collection may not make her immortal, but it surely establishes her as a contemporary poet of the first rank. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A spirited, largely effective liberal rejoinder to pull-up- the-drawbridge polemics like Peter Brimelow's Alien Nation (p. 117)."
Ungar (School of Communications, American Univ.; Estrangement: America and the World, 1985, etc.) produces a chorus of today's uprooted: the ``new immigrants'' who, like their forebears, are simultaneously convulsing and transforming the US. Read full book review >

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THE MAIMED by Hermann Ungar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2002

"Unusual and unsettling: what a film it would make."
First English translation of a bleak 1928 novel by a forgotten Czech member of the generation of Döblin, Brecht, and Werfel. Read full book review >

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THE CLASS by Hermann Ungar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2004

"Like a glimpse three-quarters of a century back into a world that has wholly vanished: formal, constrained, class-ridden, quintessentially European. Fascinating."
The first English translation of Czech author Ungar's extremely interesting second novel, published in 1927, preceding the better-known The Maimed (1928, 2002). Read full book review >

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NO SEX IN ST. TROPEZ by Rosalie Linver Ungar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2011

"The jotted impressions in this postcardlike memoir will periodically intrigue or amuse, but ultimately leave readers pining for a deeper connection."
In Ungar's debut memoir, a twice-divorced Jewish mother explores Europe in 1974. Read full book review >

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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 >