Search Results: "Sandy Lanton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLEST LEVINE by Sandy Lanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"This should be inspirational to little tykes who are expected to carry on with the tradition and need to understand their larger role in the Seder ceremony. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
For little Hannah, being the youngest in the family is a vexing issue—until it is time for the Passover Seder, and one special honor is given only to her. Read full book review >

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DADDY'S CHAIR by Sandy Lanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1991

"A good addition to the literature about grief. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grieving for his father, who has just died of cancer, Michael defends Daddy's chair from all comers. Read full book review >

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SILENT NIGHT by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Grownups will chuckle; children would probably like this more as an animated film. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A witty, wordless (in a sense) Christmas Eve tale from a New Yorker artist, featuring an indefatigably yippy small dog who goes positively ballistic when Santa drops down the chimney. Read full book review >

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OTTO’S TRUNK by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"An overcharged solution to a school or playground problem. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Otto, the elephant, is teased continuously at school for his small size and underdeveloped trunk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The God Nobody Knows by Sandy Harlan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2016

"Carefully and thoughtfully constructed arguments about contemporary Christianity and the questions believers should ask themselves in today's world."
A debut book offers a meditation on contemporary faith and examines new ways of viewing God. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 1996

"Christie fans will enjoy; others may wonder what the fuss is about. (photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Admiring, sometimes cloyingly worshipful bio of New Jersey's governor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A thin piece that too often reads like a press release."
Television journalist Balfour (Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8), 2003) paints a laudatory portrait of the nursing profession, briefly sketches a public hospital in perpetual financial crisis, and looks grimly at the society it serves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 1996

"Separating wheat from chaff can be tiresome, but buried here are interesting nuggets of history and glimpses into the childhoods of Tibetan luminaries. (photos, not seen)"
A broad sampling of Tibetan Buddhist wisdom, as filtered through the ages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEARNING FROM UPHEAVAL by Bill Sandy
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Though chock-full of useful nuggets, the meticulous, chronological retelling of a long career can be tedious."
Sandy (Forging the Productivity Partnership, 1990), a retired CEO who had a front seat view of the automotive industry post-World War II, provides a thorough accounting of his role helping to shape the business of human performance improvement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 1991

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Brilliantly colored photos and a lively text explore the human body from the outside in: muscles, bones, inner organs, eyes, ears, and much more. ``Your skin is like a stretchy bodysuit just your size,'' and ``Your blood is a kind of cell soup...''—just enough information is presented to pique the curiosity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LABOR FOR LOVE by Sandy Huss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Beginner's tales, best left in the small magazines in which some of them first appeared."
The eight stories in this debut volume vary greatly in style but not in subject. Read full book review >