Search Results: "Adam Osterweil"


BOOK REVIEW

COOPER AND THE ENCHANTED METAL DETECTOR by Adam Osterweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A poignant coming-of-age story and history lesson rolled into one. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A young boy's life takes an unexpected turn when he receives an old metal detector. Read full book review >

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ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

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THE LOST TREASURE OF TALUS SCREE by Adam Osterweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Sophomoric and flimsy. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Osterweil offers a thin, weak fantasy with no depth or solidity. Read full book review >

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THE BASEBALL CARD KID by Adam Osterweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Time Warp Trio lite. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
The slapstick time-travel antics continue in this sequel to The Comic Book Kid (2001). Read full book review >

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THE AMULET OF KOMONDOR by Adam Osterweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Don't bother—go play a good video game instead. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
In this facile, thin fantasy, 12-year-olds Joe and Katie are drawn into a video game in which they must put together the five pieces of a dragon amulet in order to save a kingdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVE & ADAM by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An auspicious, thought-provoking series opener. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
The husband-wife team behind the Animorphs series returns with the first installment of an entertaining saga that pits smart teens against high-tech evildoers and bionic skullduggery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADAM HABERBERG by Yasmina Reza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"One would not want to spend more than half a day with Adam Haberberg."
Half a day in the life of a failed Parisian novelist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Even skeptics will find magic in this story, and parents of a Down syndrome child will cherish it."
Wickedly funny and wrenchingly sad memoirs of a young mother awaiting the birth of a Down syndrome baby while simultaneously pursuing a doctorate at Harvard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADAM & EVELYN by Ingo Schulze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A novel rich in dialogue and in its examination of a contemporary fall from grace."
A novel that works on many levels—the personal, the political and even the mythological. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADAM RUNAWAY by Peter Prince
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"Not especially profound, but a pleasing and well-written confection."
An English Candide wanders into 18th-century Lisbon. Complications ensue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEEKING ADAM SMITH by Eli P. Cox III
NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2017

"A needed and overdue corrective, this book should be essential reading for business and economics scholars and for anyone interested in these subjects."
A business professor challenges the conventional belief that the father of economics endorsed key assumptions used to justify greed and oppose regulation. Read full book review >