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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >