Search Results: "Uri Gneezy"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Weak title aside, this book will interest general readers as well as individuals and companies seeking to influence behaviors."
More fun, Freakonomics-style stories about why people do the things they do. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Uri Shulevitz
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Oct. 15, 1974

"Perhaps not every child will be receptive to this lovely impressionistic book, but on the other hand it is hard not to be enveloped by Shulevitz' mood of muted serenity."
Shulevitz' deep-blue, oval watercolors draw you into the still, quiet spot "under a tree by the lake" where "an old man and his grandson cuff up in their blankets." Read full book review >

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TROTO AND THE TRUCKS by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A winner. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Slow and steady wins the race. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WORE MY SAILOR SUIT by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Three helpful monkeys on the island constitute the closest approach to Wild Things here, but that may suit children who prefer a quieter style of play than wild rumpuses. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The child in this brief episode may dress in a sailor suit and live in quaintly appointed apartment surroundings, but his lively imagination strikes a universal chord. Read full book review >

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SO SLEEPY STORY by Uri Shulevitz
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 11, 2006

"Assuredly soporific for snoozing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Caldecott Medalist Shulevitz spins a dreamy story of a household at night with a little boy and everything around him asleep. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET ROOM by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Shulevitz's art—richly saturated colors, simple, angular forms, strongly energetic compositions, adroit caricatures—are a particular pleasure here, while the tale's classic structure and gentle wisdom especially recommend it for storytelling. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Another provocative fable from a Caldecott medalist whose most recent book was Toddlecreek Post Office (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUSK by Uri Shulevitz
Kirkus Star
by Uri Shulevitz, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Shulevitz elegantly captures the magical quality of twilight as well as the gleaming allure of the bright lights of the big city. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A grandfather, his grandson and their hound dog stroll through a city as the sun sets, meeting comical characters and observing the brightly lit city at night. Read full book review >

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HOW I LEARNED GEOGRAPHY by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2008

"Signature watercolor illustrations contrast the stark misery of refugee life with the boundless joys of the imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A refugee boy learns more than geography from his father in this autobiographical memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"Nonetheless, readers who prefer tidy beginning-middle-end tales with clear lessons had best steer clear. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The much-honored Shulevitz (Snow, 1998, etc.) presents a glorious farrago of good sense and nonsense woven through several linked trickster tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN FROM THE OTHER SIDE by Uri Orlev
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Subtle, beautifully crafted, altogether compelling. (Fiction. 10+)"
When Israeli author Orlev, who drew on his own ghetto experiences in The Island on Bird Street (1984; Batchelder Award), met a certain Polish journalist, they found that both had been boys in Warsaw during WW II; Orlev kept ``Marek's'' extensive confidences secret (including his discovery in 1942 that his father—executed in 1934 as a Communist—was Jewish) until his death in 1987. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RADIODURANZ by Uri Ben OZ
Released: March 12, 2012

"Packs too much into too little space but still merits a look, especially for Frank Herbert fanciers."
In first-time author OZ's futuristic sci-fi novel, desert rebels on a ruined planet attempt to manipulate a young historian into destroying the empire. Read full book review >

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THE MOON IN MY ROOM by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Sept. 11, 1963

"Surrounded by a sleep-inducing quiet, the book a spark- even slight — which is needed."
Microscopic, thin-lined illustrations executed in faded shades show the imaginative world which is a boy's room. Read full book review >