Search Results: "Steven Schnur"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 1992

"Nevertheless, a pleasant diversion for those with no time to smell the flowers in their own backyards."
Essays on the myriad pleasing details of family life by the author of Daddy's Home! (1990), an English professor (Sarah Lawrence) with an eye for the magic in the mundane. ``What is this thing called love, I wonder, lying beside my wife on a narrow sofa in the middle of a Sunday afternoon....How have we managed to navigate the sandy shoals of marriage and parenthood...? Read full book review >

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Released: March 22, 1999

"A playful refabrication of spring, likely to please as a word game, certain to please for its images. (Picture book. 3-9)"
The team behind Autumn (1997) turns russet in for a spring-green coat in this paean that moves from April to June. Read full book review >

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BEYOND PROVIDENCE by Steven Schnur
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1996

"With lyrical prose and metaphorical imagery, it's a novel that grows on readers with each turn of the page. (Fiction. 12+)"
In this turn-of-the-century novel, young Nathan Burns has more than most to deal with. Read full book review >

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WINTER by Steven Schnur
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"With this latest entry Schnur and Evans complete a most satisfying quartet that can be read with pleasure the whole year round. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
Schnur and Evans round out the year, producing another visually and verbally entrancing title following Autumn (1997), Spring (1999), and Summer (2001). Read full book review >

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AUTUMN by Steven Schnur
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 18, 1997

"Accessible and intimate, they depict people, animals, household objects, and outdoor scenes; warm and cozy, they complement and further define this friendly read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A strong graphic presentation is balanced against the clear simplicity of an ingenious text in this captivating picture book. Read full book review >

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NIGHT LIGHTS by Steven Schnur
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 7, 2000

"Schnur (Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic, 1999, etc.) has written a perfectly fine concept book, and while it certainly is not breaking any new ground, it will be a welcome addition to the bedtime bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In rhyming text, a little girl counts the lights in her room, in her house, in the surrounding neighborhood, and even in the night sky before she goes to bed. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW CHILDREN by Steven Schnur
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Without horrific photographs or artifacts, Schnur (This Thing Called Love, 1992, etc.) dramatizes the importance of remembrance. (Illustrations not seen) (Fiction. 8+)"
Shortly after the end of WW II, 11-year-old Etienne visits his grandfather's farm for the summer and discovers a shameful secret that the French village has been hiding since the war. Read full book review >

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THE TIE MAN'S MIRACLE by Steven Schnur
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"1430) creates pale watercolor portraits, in the style of Barry Moser's earliest work, skillfully capturing the elderly man's posture and the Hoffman's suburban home. (Picture book. 5+)"
Subtitled ``A Chanukah Tale,'' the story of a bent little man who comes to the Hoffman residence on the last night of the holiday to sell ties. Read full book review >

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SPRING THAW by Steven Schnur
Released: March 1, 2000

Schnur (Spring, p. 382, etc.) presents spring in the New England countryside, as experienced by a farmer, his grandson, and a delightful array of woodland creatures. Read full book review >

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SUMMER by Steven Schnur
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2000

"Should be inspiration for classrooms, poets, and wordworkers. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
In the wake of Autumn (1997) and Spring (1999) come 26 more seasonal scenes, accompanying ingenious acrostic poems: "Blankets and umbrellas, / Endless miles of sand, / And one / Constant / Hum of wind and waves." Read full book review >

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HENRY DAVID’S HOUSE by Henry David Thoreau
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"An editor's note following the text gives more information about Thoreau's life and work. (Picture book. 6-10)"
These excerpts from Thoreau's own journal piece together the events that formed the basis for Walden. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WALKER by Leslie Schnur
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2004

"Schnur's attempts at humor, alas, are gratingly obvious and annoyingly self-congratulatory, especially when praising Nina and Manhattan."
Awkward foray into romantic comedy depicting a dog walker on New York's Upper West Side falling in love with one of her (human) clients based on the contents of his apartment. Read full book review >