December 2, 1999 |
Holiday gift books run the gamut for TV lovers (a guide to the world of "Ally McBeal"), art aficionados (a new biography on Diego Rivera) and film fans (a personal look at the life of Gary Cooper by his daughter). Television "ALLY McBEAL: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE," by Tim Appelo, HarperEntertainment ($18.
September 12, 1999 |
Editor's Note: As part of the Times' Reading by 9 initiative, Book Review is publishing a monthly series on how parents can introduce kids to the best children's literature. * Ask children how they choose a book, and they will tell you, not surprisingly, by the cover. Children are attracted to flashy, colorful objects, and books are no exception. Parents of children who read picture books know this first hand; attractive art can lure a child to a well-conceived, well-written picture book.
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May 3, 1997 |
Two dozen Whittier Elementary School students went on a shopping spree recently and spent $500 on new books for the library. The money was a gift from Helen Feinberg, whose husband, Charles, was a volunteer at the school on the west side of Costa Mesa. The books will be added to the library's collection, known as the Charles Feinberg collection, which was established by the Feinberg family.
November 28, 1996 |
No sooner are the Thanksgiving leftovers wrapped in foil than we start planning and shopping for the children-centered holidays of Hanukkah and Christmas. At this gift-giving season, may I respectfully suggest that books be high on the list. Yes, I can still recall my childhood delight at receiving a pair of red slippers trimmed with white fur at Christmas. But the greatest joy was getting books because it meant my parents would have to read to me.
December 19, 1993 |
People lost more than houses in the great Laguna and Malibu fires. If they escaped with their lives and animals, they are no doubt grateful. But it is no small thing to loose "everything"--especially the furnishings of your spiritual and emotional life--a journal, treasures brought home from travels, a dead nephew's favorite toy, photographs. Material objects are sometimes a silver thread, the only link, connecting us to the most spiritual or emotional experience of our lives.
December 19, 1993 |
Flourishing behind towering hedges, revealed only at the end of winding private drives, Montecito's most spectacular gardens were virtually invisible until the publication of MONTECITO GARDENS: California's Garden Paradise by Elizabeth E. Vogt, Steve Eltinge, Mario E. Quintana. (M.I.P. Publishing: $50; 274 pp.