Search Results: "Audrey Schulman"


BOOK REVIEW

THREE WEEKS IN DECEMBER by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Advocacy fiction—a little preachy and obvious but also genuinely passionate about both the cause of African wildlife and the sensory experience of Africa, which Schulman brings to tactile life."
Two Americans have life-altering experiences in Africa a century apart in this environmentalist adventure novel from Schulman (A House Named Brazil, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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A HOUSE NAMED BRAZIL by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"An enchanting journey through the century, filled with a veritable circus of yarns."
A magical tale from Schulman (Swimming with Jonah, 1999, etc.), combining photographs, family tree graphs, and fanciful storytelling in the multigenerational Mourne family saga. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING WITH JONAH by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Formulaic, but written brightly, and charmingly sincere."
A tropical version of The Paper Chase, describing a young woman's first year at an Indonesian medical school, by the author of The Cage (1994). Read full book review >

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THE CAGE by Audrey Schulman
Released: April 1, 1994

"Dramatically understated, yet offering several unforgettably vivid descriptions of wildlife encounters, this unusual novel offers high-caliber literary escapism."
This harrowing wilderness adventure story, a first novel, features a refreshingly unlikely heroine: five-foot-one photographer Beryl, who must venture deep into the Canadian Arctic, fend off dozens of the world's largest land carnivores, and survive. Read full book review >

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SCRAWL by Mark Schulman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A memorable debut. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Tod Munn is in trouble for breaking into school and vandalizing school property. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1991

"A useful supplementary reference for students of child development, but burdensome for parents."
The subtitle of this book, implying a magic formula that lets children's minds blossom, speaks to the dreams of every caring middle-class parent. Read full book review >

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A DOG NEEDS A BONE! by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Children will enjoy looking and finding bone shapes everywhere and will hope that his mistress will give him more than the offered carrot, broccoli, squash and peas—from endpapers to endpapers, a most satisfying well-earned bone. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What does dog need? Read full book review >

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CARMINE'S STORY by Arlene Schulman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"While Schulman has difficulty keeping the first-person narration distinctly childlike, especially when she's conveying technical information about HIV and AIDS, the story is a poignant look at one boy's short life, and the disease that was with him since birth. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A sensitive, sorrowful photo-essay; Schulman exhibits no tendency to sugar-coat the troubled life of Carmine, who was born with the HIV virus and had full-blown AIDS since he was two. Read full book review >

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RUDE GIANTS by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Logic is obviously not the intent here; kids may pick up a few pointers on manners, but mostly it's just for fun—and fun it surely is, especially with Wood's outlandishly caricatured giants and prim, righteous little maid to expand the exaggerated humor. (Picture book. 3-8)"
For Beatrix the butter maid and her best friend Gerda (a cow), life is idyllic—until the two are kidnapped by a pair of hulking giants who declare their intention of eating them. Read full book review >

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LEAGUE OF STRAYS by L.B. Schulman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Peer pressure is an evergreen theme, but it is imperfectly explored here. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A group of misfits is drawn together by a charismatic, sinister boy for friendship and revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 20, 2010

"Useful for advanced students, but more appropriate for the compleatist collector of Kennedyiana."
An overstuffed survey of the life of John Kennedy (1917-63), blending words, images and sounds into a serviceable though sometimes haphazard multimedia package. Read full book review >

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SHIMMER by Sarah Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Agitprop, pure and simple: The physical details of the period are nicely evoked, but the story itself is more a crude rant than a perceptive reprise of an era."
A pretentious lefty fairy tale of postwar New York by philosophe-novelist Schulman (Rat Bohemia, 1995, etc.), who tries—with a lot of cultural name-dropping and the usual references to Joseph McCarthy—to introduce us to an era and place that we have met many times already. Read full book review >