Search Results: "Robert J. Schoenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. CAPONE by Robert J. Schoenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"Avoids the mythologizing of much Capone material, and likely to endure as a standard reference. (Eight pages of b&w photographs, maps—not seen.)"
Scholarly yet lively account of the legendary Prohibition- era gangster. Read full book review >

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TOGO by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A map on the endpapers enables the reader to follow the progress of the rescue mission, which they will—breathlessly. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
The cover of this long picture book is a showstopper, with the entire spread showing just the face of a snowy dog with intense, pale-blue eyes, along with the single title word and the author's name. Read full book review >

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AKIAK by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"Akiak's efforts may not constitute life-and-death drama, but young readers will cheer the heroic dog on in this satisfying outdoor adventure. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From Jack London's Call of the Wild to Gary Paulsen's many tales, the relationship between humans and dogs as they face the harsh northern climes has captivated readers. Read full book review >

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PAINTER AND UGLY by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An engaging tale of friendship, loyalty and separation, this will appeal to fans of the author's earlier work as well all readers who enjoy a suspenseful story with a satisfying end. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From a veteran Iditarod chronicler (Akiak, 1997, etc.) comes the tale of Painter and Ugly, two young sled dogs and dedicated friends. Read full book review >

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CAROUSEL CAT by Robert J. Blake
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"An author's note indicates Asbury Park, New Jersey as the source. (Picture book. 3-8)"
You can almost hear the music when Dan cranks up the Pavilion O' Fun, a splendid old carousel on the boardwalk near the shore. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT SPOT by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 1992

"The interplay between parent and child, each dedicated to his own valuable pursuit, is as appealing as the lovely play of light through trees and water. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An illustrator who made a fine debut with his oil paintings for Weller's Riptide (1990) turns to watercolor for his own story about an artist on a woodland expedition with his son. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The message is a heavy one, but Blake's reverence for the land is apparent on every page. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Yusi, a contemporary Native American (no particular community is specified) boy living in a village in the Southwest, loves to write his name on everything: his school desk, trees, rocks, and canyon walls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 29, 1990

An insider's candid and informative report on the investment professionals who run big risks, in hopes of realizing megabuck rewards, by bankrolling start-up companies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Covers some of the same ground as Henry Petroski's The Evolution of Useful Things (p. 1297), with less flair but more hands-on advice. (Thirty illustrations.)"
First-time author Weber (Psychology/Oklahoma State) on how inventions—from doorknobs to Velcro—come to be. Read full book review >