Search Results: "Amy Schmidt"


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LOOSE LEASHES  by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"For those who find hilarity in anthropomorphism this may be a desirable read, but it is difficult to see any need to add it to any but the largest poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
From a Boston terrier blowing a giant pink bubble to a solemn Weimaraner on artfully placed ice skates, this picture book plays sometimes amusing games with illustrations and viewers' minds. Read full book review >

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DOG-GONE SCHOOL by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though some may dub the collection doggerel, dog lovers beginning school will be enchanted. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Author Schmidt has crafted 16 poems, in different forms, about school, and aside from a couple of canine-specific outliers, any of these could be about a child's school day. Read full book review >

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LIVES OF THE POETS by Michael Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"Monumental, yes, but seldom dull."
A monumental history of English-language poetry, told through the lives and works of its most important practitioners by the editor of PN Review, a director of Carcanet Press. Read full book review >

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IN THE FLESH by Ane Schmidt
Released: May 13, 1996

"As compelling as it is uncomfortable to read, the novel succeeds brilliantly as a composed portrayal of a woman who abandons herself to sensation in every form."
In The Flesh ($17.95; May 13, 1996; 116 pp.; 0-87951-655-0). Read full book review >

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A LIST OF THINGS THAT DIDN'T KILL ME by Jason Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Teens and adults who favor memoirs will be fascinated and deeply moved, when they get past the daunting page count. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
A man whose emotionally unstable father moved him from home to home throughout the 1970s and '80s before dying of AIDS tells his story. Read full book review >

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SEND ME A SIGN by Tiffany  Schmidt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The topic has been handled far better elsewhere. (Fiction. 13-16) "
A teen with cancer stresses out over all the wrong things. Read full book review >

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USEFUL FOOLS by C.A. Schmidt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A compelling, timely story. (author interview, author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
The war in Peru that lasted from 1980 to 1992 is virtually unknown to many of today's teen readers, but this story of love and loss among political upheaval will resonate despite the unfamiliar setting. Read full book review >

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ARGONAUT by Stanley Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Plausible science, trite dialogue, implausible plotting: a disappointment from such an esteemed editor and writer."
An awkwardly told first-contact story, also the first novel in 16 years from the Schmidt, longtime editor of Analog Science Fiction magazine. Read full book review >

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Song of Moving Water by Susan Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"This coming-of-age story is well-rooted in nature, community, and music.
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In this novel set in 1975, a young woman moves back to her Appalachian home and tries to stop the building of a dam. Read full book review >

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SMILES WELCOME by Jill Schmidt
Released: Dec. 16, 2009

"A gleeful blend of text and pictures that shows the power of good cheer."
In this picture book, colorful, inviting illustrations pair with simple text to show the many dimensions of a smile. Read full book review >

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FIRST BOY by Gary Schmidt
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"In this suspenseful, surprisingly over-the-top novel, Cooper finds out who he is and what he's made of through a dizzying series of unlikely events that show him, ultimately, that love conquers all. (Fiction. 12+)"
Sinister black sedans clash with rolling farmland as D.C. invades rural New Hampshire in Schmidt's latest foray into dirty politics. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Gold, indeed. (Folktales. 11+)"
The author of Straw Into Gold (2000) spins 23 brief tales drawn from collections of Hasidic legends into a deeply felt Holocaust memorial, recasting them as versions told by a concentration camp resident and set not in a timeless past, but the storyteller's present: " . . . as if they had just happened. Read full book review >