Search Results: "Anne Mazer"


BOOK REVIEW

MOOSE STREET by Anne Mazer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A book with an important message, skillfully delivered. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Living in the well-established neighborhood of Moose Street (which could be in Syracuse, N. Y., where Mazer grew up with her author parents), 11-year-old Lena Rosen's activities are typical of the 60's (or the 90's): playing with friends and avoiding enemies while watching her baby sister in the park; feeling friendly toward a classmate despite his bullying brother and abusive home; coping with an art teacher who's unappreciative of her imaginative response to an assignment, and with teasing because she is a ``brain''; being kind, just once, to the class outcast. Read full book review >

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A SLIVER OF GLASS AND OTHER UNCOMMON TALES by Anne Mazer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An uneven collection, with some eerie high points. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Eleven ``horror'' tales that are not as uncommon as the title would have it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 27, 1995

"For that, and for frequent cultural insights, this is a worthwhile resource. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A companion volume to a previous anthology of fiction, America Street (not reviewed), this is an earnest collection of autobiographical essays by writers of various ethnic backgrounds. Read full book review >

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THE OXBOY by Anne Mazer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A provocative, unusually imaginative tale. (Fiction. 9-14)"
The form of Mazer's second novel—a stark fable concerning the intermarriage of people and animals—is in striking contrast to the contemporary school-and-neighborhood story in Moose Street (1992), yet its theme is the same: the effects of intolerance. Read full book review >

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WORKING DAYS by Anne Mazer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 15, 1997

"Stories by Marilyn Sachs, Victor Mart°nez, and Lois Metzger are among those included; almost without exception, the pieces are thought-provoking and consciousness-raising, and are certain to ring a bell with teenagers working, unemployed, or planning their careers. (Fiction. 12+)"
The connection between going to work and growing up are explored in this excellent collection from Mazer (Going Where I'm Coming From, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >

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ANNE & HENRY by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Clever and compelling storytelling from a promising writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are reimagined as private school hooligans (of course). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A graceful tribute and a touching act of gratitude."
An articulate statement of the enduring power of Anne Frank's original work joined with a brief biography, an analysis of the 1955 play and 1959 film based on the diary, some attacks on Holocaust deniers and a few thoughts on approaches to teaching the work. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Josephine Poole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"But her story was just beginning.' (chronology, author's note, Web site) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Poole introduces Anne Frank, one of the most recognizable figures of Holocaust history, to younger audiences in this picture-book biography written in succinct and candid language. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Melissa Müller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"An invaluable complement to an immortal testimony."
Anne Frank, before and after the diary, with many new details and a fresh, welcome perspective. Read full book review >