Search Results: "Albert Schafer"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Contemporary illustrations (mostly portraits); source notes; extensive bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Dramatic yet well balanced, a biography framed by chapters outlining Grant's earlier and later life while focusing on his major military campaigns and offering perspectives of civilians in charge as well as of generals and the soldiers who carried out their orders. Read full book review >

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AN ARTIST’S AMERICA by Michael Albert
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2008

"In sum, a lighthearted and 'green' approach that melds creation and recycling. (workshop suggestions) (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
Organic fruit-juice entrepreneur Albert (founder of Sir Real Juices) shares his passion for pop-art-inspired collages that incorporate the ubiquitous "modern hieroglyphics" of mass-market consumer packaging. Read full book review >

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THE BORDER by Steve Schafer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Messy and thrilling, flawed and often brilliant. (author's note) (Fiction. 14-18)"
On the run from narcos, four Mexican teens flee home and head to the U.S. in Schafer's audacious YA debut. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF <i>SUBTERRANEAN</i> by William Schafer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2017

"Fans of every stripe of speculative fiction will want this on their shelves."
Vampires and wizards and aliens, oh my! A splendid gathering, from the late lamented magazine, of modern science fiction and fantasy. Read full book review >

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WAKEWORLD by Kerry Schafer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Baffling sometimes but enthralling and hugely enjoyable."
Second (Between, 2013) in an urban fantasy series where three worlds—Wakeworld, Dreamworld and Between—are real. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

Often regarded as the inspiration behind Indiana Jones, renowned dinosaur hunter Andrews marks an apt change of pace for Marrin, best known for rousing accounts of wars and generals. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Santa Fe trail. (b&w photos and reproductions, maps, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Marrin (The Sea King, 1995, etc.) retraces the Spanish conquest of the American Southwest in this distinctive, authentically illustrated volume. Read full book review >

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BROTHEL by Alexa Albert
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2001

"There's some news here, particularly on how sex workers can help prevent the spread of disease. But there's not much depth, and readers are likely to respond to Albert's report from the field with a shrug."
An unrevealing glimpse of daily life in the sex trade. Read full book review >

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LEAVES OF THE BANYAN TREE by Albert Wendt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"These flaws combine to make this a less-than-satisfying read."
This novel by the Samoan-born Wendt (The Birth and Death of the Miracle Man, 1986, etc.), first published in 1979, is a family saga that contrasts three generations of Western Samoans as a way of exploring the effects of colonialism before and after the country's independence from New Zealand. Read full book review >