Search Results: "Stan Berenstain"


BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING EVER HAPPENS AT THE SOUTH POLE by Stan Berenstain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Sadly, while the concept is clever, the unwieldy, often awkward verse ensures that this effort will place a distant second to the many tales featuring those Bears. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Children's-literature buffs and staunch fans of the Berenstains (The Big Honey Hunt, 1962, etc.) will be thrilled that the second manuscript ever produced by the famed pair—shelved due to the enormous success of the Berenstain Bears characters introduced in their first book—is finally seeing the light of day. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"Closing with standard tributes to editors and collaborators, plus a few fan-mail anecdotes, these pedestrian memoirs add detail but no dimension to profiles in reference titles. (index, huge bibliography) (Autobiography. 12+)"
Two of the all-time bestselling children's authors reminisce—at length—about growing up in the '30s and '40s, getting their start in magazine cartooning, then moving into children's books as proteges of Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss). Read full book review >

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THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GO TO SUNDAY SCHOOL by Mike Berenstain
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"ISBN: 978-0-310-71250-3) and The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers (ISBN: 978-0-310-71246-6). (Picture book/religion. 3-8)"
The son of the original creators of the Berenstain Bears series continues the saga of the popular bear family with several titles that focus on religious or moral issues. Read full book review >

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THE BERENSTAIN BEARS MOTHER'S DAY BLESSINGS by Mike Berenstain
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"This Mother's Day tale is rather limited in its audience to those who can afford fancy brunch after their own religious services, contrary to its apparent message that being together is all that matters. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Berenstains' son adds a Mother's Day entry to the series, continuing the adventures of the Bear family with a religious focus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; bibliography; map; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Pressed on all sides by white values and culture, the Southern Cheyenne (now located in western Oklahoma) attempt to keep their tribal integrity in the face of poverty, racism, and misunderstanding, working hard to keep tribal history alive, to protect their children from less positive white influences, and to sponsor a renewal of ceremonies and gatherings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S THE FOURTH OF JULY! by Stan Hoig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"A weak alternative to James Cross Giblin's Fireworks, Picnics and Flags (1983). (index, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
The author of A Capital For The Nation (1990) presents another American symbol in a skimpy history of the US's most important patriotic holiday. Read full book review >

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SUMMER SNOW by Stan Lynde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"A charismatic narrator, a breezy tale and a generous helping of verisimilitude raise this well above the level of the run-of-the-mill western."
A kinder, gentler Deadwood meets the 19th-century version of Donnie Brasco. Read full book review >

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MARSHAL OF MEDICINE LODGE by Stan Lynde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"Satisfying western fare, in the vein of Louis L'Amour."
A young U.S. Marshal sorts out a culture clash with bullets and brains in this wild, winning western. Read full book review >

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ONE-TRICK PONY by Stan Trybulski
MYSTERY THRILLER

"Sure to earn a place on the shelves of suave crime-novel buffs."
Vigilante justice is the real star of this action-packed international crime novella, which features sexed-up tough guy/wine connoisseur/attorney Doherty and a trio of short stories about more bad people getting what they deserve. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH PROCEDURE by Stan Pottinger
Released: April 30, 1995

"Not only does Pottinger offer a unique perspective on a significant political issue, he neatly raises the ante in the final paragraphs for an almost perfect ending to an unforgettable story. (First printing of 250,000; $250,000 ad/promo)"
A former Justice Department lawyer has written a mind-boggling medical thriller to end all medical thrillers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1993

"An eye-opening report on nations caught between the securities of the past and the uncertainties of the future. (Five maps)"
Five sharp essays (expanded from New Yorker pieces) that explore political, socioeconomic, and ecological conditions in five southeast Asian locales: Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and Borneo. Read full book review >