Books by Norman Silver

CLOUD NINE by Norman Silver
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Science may not allow humans to float on clouds like inner tubes, or sky surf on a jet-powered cumulus, but this book's paean to the imagination will transport readers easily, believably, up to Armstong's cottony retreat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When his mother suggests he ``go build something,'' Armstrong constructs a ladder to the clouds, and as the numbered clouds pass bysix, seven, eighthe lassos the ninth as his personal refuge in the sky. Read full book review >
AN EYE FOR COLOR by Norman Silver
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Silver is a penetrating observer of his native society, but he sees no light at the end of the tunnel. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a series of interconnected short stories, a young boy grows up in a South African Jewish family. Read full book review >
NO TIGERS IN AFRICA by Norman Silver
Released: July 1, 1992

"Heavy-handed writing and superfluous teen-novel detritus—vomiting, rough language, a glandular romantic subplot—make this hard-going; still, this South African author explores the ways his native society victimizes everyone in it. (Fiction. YA)"
A turgid story about a teenager and his family, deeply warped by their South African past, trying to build a new life in England. Read full book review >