Search Results: "Robert Munsch"


BOOK REVIEW

MUD PUDDLE by Robert Munsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Score one for cleanliness. Like (almost) all Munsch, funny as it stands but even better read aloud, with lots of exaggerated sound effects. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The master of the manic patterned tale offers a newly buffed version of his first published book, with appropriately gloppy new illustrations. Read full book review >

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MORE PIES! by Robert Munsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"No twist is tendered to give this old tale some new tension, so the story serves only as Muzak to Martchenko's sight gags, burly chowhounds, and a boy whose stomach was always bigger than his eyes. (Picture book 3-6)"
A rather lackluster story about the bottomless pit that is one boy's stomach, gains some momentum from Martchenko's (Makeup Mess, not reviewed, etc.) hoppin' watercolors. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"It's a lot of fuss over 'that sooty, messy-haired, badly dressed little princess,' but a loving, contagiously enthusiastic tribute nonetheless. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
The story of the princess Elizabeth who outsmarts a dragon and puts down a prince has stolen the hearts of many. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM FAR AWAY by Robert Munsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A sad, challenging, and ultimately hopeful real-life story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Seven-year-old Saoussan writes a letter to her reading buddy explaining how she left her war-torn country and what life in a new country has been like. Read full book review >

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ROBERT KENNEDY by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"A compelling re-telling of one of the saddest and most intriguing life stories in American politics."
Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (The Very Best Men, 1995, etc.) enlivens his engrossing RFK biography with fresh interviews and the use of previously restricted sources. Read full book review >

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ROBERT FROST by Jay Parini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Parini's life magnificently details how Frost, through fortitude and lifelong dedication to craft, sought to heed his own advice to be whole again beyond confusion. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Parini, a poet (House of Days, 1998), biographer (John Steinbeck, 1995), and novelist (Benjamin's Crossing, 1998), delivers a sensitive life of Frost that highlights the poet's struggle to find light and stability in an existence filled with darkness and chaos. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"At a time when the biographical form is inspiring much-needed experimentation, Seymour's straightforward approach seems old- fashioned, although sturdy. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but unimaginative life of the bardic English classicist, novelist, and poet. ``I could fall in love with my big toe if I wanted to,'' declared the contradictory Graves (18951985), notorious puritan and inveterate womanizer who held court for years at his home on the Spanish island of Majorca and is best known for his meditations on woman as muse in The White Goddess (1948), et al. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A fascinating insight into British politics through the life of someone who knew everyone of significance, and who possessed an unusual capacity to tell the truth, however much it hurt him. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A masterly biography of Robert Boothby, a Conservative politician now little remembered, whose Parliamentary career spanned more than 50 years during the interwar and post-WW II period. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT BROWNING by Pamela Neville-Sington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"Close readings of Browning's work done with a deft, light hand."
Husband of the more famous Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett emerges his own man in the 30 years after her death in this sprightly life by British biographer Neville-Sington (Fanny Trollope, 1998). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1990

"Gripping."
The bright bolt of Robert Graves's thralldom to The White Goddess in the figure of Laura Riding—a long, rich, butchering madness; middle volume in Richard Graves's life of his uncle Robert, begun with Robert Graves: The Assault Heroic, 1895-1926 (1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT ALTMAN by Patrick McGilligan
Released: May 10, 1989

Jumbo, sympathetic trek through the incredibly productive life of hard-drinking, maverick, anticommercial film director Robert Altman. Read full book review >