Search Results: "Ari Magnusson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"All the fun of a children's book, coupled with the razor-sharp wit and potent insight that seasoned readers crave."
Magnusson's debut YA fantasy follows a young boy's flight from the wrath of bullies, taking him to another world from which there may be no escape. Read full book review >

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What YOU Can Do About Bullying by Max and Zoey by Ari Magnusson
Released: May 17, 2016

"Appealing, concrete, and easy-to-follow suggestions for kids—and adults—in dealing with challenging relationships."
An empowering comic book focuses on how to prevent and deal with bullying. Read full book review >

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A HOLIDAY FOR ARI ANT by Sylvia Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2016

"A nice addition to the holiday shelves. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ari Ant lives on the preschool playground and is eager to watch and participate in his own way with the children's activities and celebrations. Read full book review >

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ENGINEER ARI AND THE SUKKAH EXPRESS by Deborah Bodin Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"An author's note provides background on the original Jerusalem-to-Jaffa line. (glossary) (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
Engineer Ari, the first conductor of the new train from Jaffa to Jerusalem, builds a Sukkah with friends Nathaniel and Jesse using wood left over from laying the new tracks. Read full book review >

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ENGINEER ARI AND THE PASSOVER RUSH by Deborah Bodin Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Children and adults will be charmed by the latest in this amiable series. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
On his last run to Jerusalem before the Passover holiday, Engineer Ari manages to gather all the necessary items for his Seder plate, arriving home exhausted just before the holiday's ceremonial dinner begins. Read full book review >

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SCOTLAND by Magnus Magnusson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Lively, opinionated, and dense with detail, Magnusson's tome belongs on the shelves of anyone interested in matters Scottish."
Almost as weighty as the Stone of Destiny, this vast, superb history relates Scotland's past over a dozen millennia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FISH CAN SING by Halldór Laxness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Altogether, one of this great writer's most unusual and attractive books."
A welcome reissue of the 1955 Nobel laureate's 1957 novel about an abandoned boy's embattled growth to manhood in an Icelandic village, complicated by his kinship with generations of fisherfolk and his fixation on an internationally famous opera singer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Vividly captures the controversy and pain that accompanied this reopening of a dark chapter in American history."
A historian unravels the tangled story behind the establishment of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALSE COVENANT by Ari Marmell
Released: June 26, 2012

"A romp with an edge and a feisty female lead: Fans will rejoice at the indication that this series has even more to come. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Widdershins is back, facing romance, supernatural foes and some serious soul searching. Read full book review >