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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DESERT BLUES by Bill Albert
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Everything in this novel is too easy—including the laughs and the leaving of it at the end."
First fiction that's like the desert in which it's set: flat and stretching for miles without hint of change or oasis. Read full book review >

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THE CYBELENE CONSPIRACY by Albert Noyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2005

"Noyer's enthusiastic curiosity is effectively channeled through his two attractive protagonists: a smooth narrative packed with fascinating historical detail."
A fifth-century Nick and Nora crack secret codes, enjoy an impromptu maritime adventure, and hang out with gladiators in their second mystery caper. Read full book review >