Search Results: "Tony Judt"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"This story of three solitary thinkers provides remarkable insight into the tensions that underlie political, philosophical, and ideological currents in contemporary France."
Approaching French intellectual history from a novel perspective, Judt (European Studies/New York Univ.; Past Imperfect: French Intellectuals, 1944—1956, not reviewed) focuses on three leading 20th-century figures who had the courage to disagree with political sensibilities that prevailed among their contemporaries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2008

"An educative, intelligent voice urges us to attend to history and the life of the mind."
Scholarly and polemical pieces, most with very sharp edges, published over the past dozen years, generally in the New York Review of Books and the New Republic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINKING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Tony Judt
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"For readers who like to be challenged, this searching look at our recent history provides a firm intellectual and moral foundation for understanding the dilemmas of our time."
Two brilliant scholars parse the politics and economics of the past 100 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENNY & THE DRAGON by Tony DiTerlizzi
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"A readable, if denatured, rendition of a faded classic. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Reports of children requesting rewrites of The Reluctant Dragon are rare at best, but this new version may be pleasing to young or adult readers less attuned to the pleasures of literary period pieces. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE KITTENS AND OTHER FAVORITE NURSERY RHYMES by Tony  Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Although readers are almost certain to find one or two rhymes previously unfamiliar to them, overall it's an ordinary outing, unlikely to displace the collections illustrated by Richard Scarry or Rosemary Wells, or to make much of an impression on the diapered set. (Nursery rhymes. 2-4)"
The first U.S. edition of a large-type, large-format gathering of standard Mother Goose rhymes—plus the occasional interloper, such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT MY LIGHT ON! by Tony  Ross
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The pictures are clear, bold and exaggerated to great humorous effect. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This long-running British series (the first Little Princess book was published in 1986) has been adapted for television there. Read full book review >

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REMARKABLE ANIMALS by Tony Meeuwissen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Meeuwissen has drawn the animals in a jaunty palette of inviting chrome-bright colors, and the book's stout construction will withstand flip after flip. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This clever and amusing book divides every page into three independently flippable segments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Tony  Ross
translated by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 2, 1992

"As a lighthearted modern take, though, James Marshall's delightful version (1988) is to be preferred; still, this is also acceptable, where funds permit. (Folklore/Picture Book. 4-8)"
In the manner of a parent trying to make a familiar old story more immediate, a colloquial update featuring white bears who ``had lots to eat and a color television set'' and a moptop Goldilocks in jeans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Tempt fans of David Wiesner's Sector 7 (1999) and William Joyce's books with this highflying, lipsmacking adventure. (Picture book. 79)"
A lad's quest for a classic snack takes him to distant corners of the universe in this retroflavored, roller coaster picture book debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF OWLS by Tony Angell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2015

"A charming personal account, accompanied by nearly 100 illustrations, that underscores how owls and other birds enrich our lives."
Angell (Puget Sound Through An Artist's Eye, 2010, etc.) combines his skills as a naturalist and illustrator in this chronicle of a family of screech owls that nested in the backyard of his home and became part of his extended family; it's followed by an account of the unique characteristics of the species.Read full book review >

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DELILAH DIRK AND THE TURKISH LIEUTENANT by Tony Cliff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Fast-paced and unabashed fun, this romp will leave readers longing for additional installments. (Graphic adventure. 14 & up)"
In Cliff's swashbuckling print debut, a tea-loving Turkish janissary must choose his future path after his quiet life is turned upside down by an encounter with a brash adventuress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAT THAT CAT! by Tony  Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A must for any child with a cat in the family. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When it comes to mischief, no pet can top a pampered cat. Read full book review >