Search Results: "Suzy Schmidt"


BOOK REVIEW

ABOUT SCHMIDT by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A sly, sharp portrait of an amoral but appealing figure, and of the declining world of privilege that has shaped him."
An elegant, precise, droll novel about a lawyer's startling transformation, by the author of Wartime Lies (1991) and The Man Who Was Late (1993). Read full book review >

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SCHMIDT STEPS BACK by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2012

"The good news is that Schmidt still feels he has 10 years to live, which likely means at least one more novel."
In the third of the Schmidt novels, what had been described as a comedy of manners turns tragic and redemptive. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2010

"Offers some sweet illuminations, but a bit too light and friction-less for a book on death and mother-daughter relationships."
Wall Street Journal culture reporter Rosman uses her journalistic skills to work through her grief over the death of her mother at age 60 from lung cancer. Read full book review >

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THE EXTRAORDINARY SUZY WRIGHT by Teri Kanefield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"An excellent resource that shines a spotlight on a previously little-known but highly meritorious woman. (Biography. 10-18)"
Susanna "Suzy" Wright, an English Quaker, traveled to her family's new home in Pennsylvania in 1714 at the age of 16 and grew into a highly intelligent, well-educated, and influential woman. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, SUZY GOOSE by Petr Horácek
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Otherwise, it's a lightly suspenseful read-aloud in which the colors and texture of the strangely beautiful mixed-media illustrations communicate as much, and often more, than the words. (Picture book. 3-5)"
All the geese are honking, but Suzy Goose, of Silly Suzy Goose (2006), just wants a little peace and quiet. Read full book review >

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SILLY SUZY GOOSE by Petr Horácek
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A wry twist on the familiar theme of wanting to be different, Suzy isn't such a silly goose after all, though it would have been nice if the text had used the subjunctive properly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Suzy Goose looks like all the other geese, but she wishes she could be different. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Amy L. Cohn
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A timeline is appended, but there are neither source notes nor suggestions for further reading. (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
"See that tall, tall man in the tall black hat? Know who he is? Read full book review >

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SUZY GOOSE AND THE CHRISTMAS STAR by Petr Horácek
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The slight story is enlivened by Suzy's customary silliness—children will enjoy knowing better than she does and voicing the sound effects—but her third outing shows signs of staleness, and the Christmas connection feels forced at best. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Silly Suzy Goose. Read full book review >

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THE ZOO by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Lee's pictures, both color and grisaille, are wonderfully detailed, patterned and angular, with much to look at with delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small girl's visit to the zoo is very different from the one her parents experience in this witty tale of few words. Read full book review >

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SHADOW by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"One hopes, however, she will explore new emotional and narrative ground in her next book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An ingenious girl plays with shadows in the attic. Read full book review >

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MIRROR by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The ensuing conversation holds the key. (Picture book. 9-12)"
A Rorschach-like inkblot—darling in one glance, malignant in the next—patterns the yellow endpapers of this haunting, wordless story, a precursor of what's to come. Read full book review >

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MASHA AND HER SISTERS by Suzy Ultman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Along with a set of nesting dolls, this sweet book would be a wonderful gift for a special child. (Novelty board book. 1-3)"
This die-cut board book inspired by the Russian matryoshka has doll-shaped cardboard pages, with each page turning downward to present the next, slightly larger "nesting" sibling. Read full book review >