Search Results: "Seymour Topping"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PEKING LETTER by Seymour Topping
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Still, Topping's obvious fascination with China and his ability to propel a complex plot make for an absorbing, if somber, thriller."
A vivid portrait of the last days of the corrupt Nationalist regime in China, by a former reporter clearly familiar with the terrain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY, SEYMOUR! by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Another mesmerizing outing from the sultan of seek-and-find. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Gatefolds expose sudden calamities, eye-widening surprises, and—of course—fresh cascades of small toys, charms, beads, and found bric-a-brac in 10 teeming scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR BLEU by Catherine  Deeter
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An edifying portrait of one of the ways an artist works. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Deeter (who illustrated Alice Walker's Finding the Green Stone, 1991, etc.) guides readers through an exploration of the artistic process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR HERSH by Robert Miraldi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An important, long-overdue biography."
A deep biographical treatment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is the scourge of those in power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A well-researched narrative of how the U.S. Capitol became a showcase for the nation's finest neoclassical artwork."
A fictionalized account of how two American sculptors from vastly different backgrounds came to adorn the U.S. Capitol in an era of national strife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR SLUG STARTS SCHOOL by Carey Armstrong-Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A sluggy, but not at all sluggish, variation on the familiar 'first day' theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thanks to an overly enthusiastic "Fairy Slugmother," young Seymour gets over his first day jitters—though not quite in the way he expects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR AND OPAL by Nicole Jussek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The story is mildly amusing, the pictures very sweet and funny, but Opal's largely passive reaction to Seymour's extortion is puzzling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Seymour and Opal are brother-and-sister rabbits who have adjoining rooms; in fact, Opal must pass through Seymour's room to get to her own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOPPING FROM BELOW by Laura Reese
Released: June 16, 1995

"Not really erotic, but likely to be talked about. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Erotic suspense—or so it's billed—about a woman's introduction to sadomasochism while seeking her sister's murderer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR SIMON'S EXTREME OCEANS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"A weak alternative to the author's widely available single-subject titles. (index, no bibliography, downloadable teacher's guide requires sign-up) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A slapdash survey of oceanic science from the prolific veteran. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR AND HENRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A gentle and appealing adventure. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A day of play for two brother ducklings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN YOU SEE SEYMOUR? by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"This is more than a seek-and-find; it's a charming, interactive novelty. (discussion guide) (Picture book. 3-6)"
The creator of the I Spy series is a genius at designing and photographing tiny landscapes and kaleidoscopic dioramas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR SIMON'S EXTREME EARTH RECORDS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A dozen earthly gems, buffed high by Simon. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Simon adds another to his mammoth body of swinging, smart science books for kids. Read full book review >