Search Results: "Avi Katz"


BOOK REVIEW

AVI by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

Despite a term-paper approach, Markham (Lois Lowry, 1995), has produced a surprisingly involving and serviceable biography of a prolific and much-honored author. Read full book review >

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SERENA KATZ by Charlotte Pomerantz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A treat for readers who find Miss Rumphius a bit too genteel. (Picture book. 7-9)"
All of Elmsville is excited to hear that Mr. Duncan and his family are off to N.Y.C. to visit the great Serena Katz—but is she who they think she is? Read full book review >

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GG AND MAMELA by Belinda Brock
Released: April 15, 2014

"A welcome addition to children's literature about death and dying."
In this children's picture book, a special bond between young Lily and her great-grandmother helps them through the elderly woman's time at a hospice residence. Read full book review >

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OFFICER KATZ AND HOUNDINI by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Ultimately, though mildly amusing, there's no real magic here. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's the old story: will cat and dog play, er, cat-and-mouse games—or join forces? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An intriguing spy biography that ably demonstrates how fierce adherence to an ideology can lead to human suffering on terms both intimate and global."
A talented and seductive spy pops up in places as diverse as Hollywood, Prague, Paris and Mexico City, organizing anti-Nazi, pro-Communist propaganda before dangling at the end of a hangman's noose in 1952. Read full book review >

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MRS. KATZ AND TUSH by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Truly affectionate and heartwarming. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Larnel gets to know newly widowed Mrs. Katz when he goes along with his mother to pay a comforting visit; next day, he goes back with a tailless kitten ("Tush") that she agrees to accept "if you'll come and help me with her." Read full book review >

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THE BEST HANUKKAH EVER by Barbara Diamond Goldin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The colorful expressive caricature illustrations done in digital media provide an ethnic flavor to this loving family, enhancing the contemporary noodlehead premise which should have readers young and old shaking their heads in mild amusement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Like the fools of Chelm, the Knoodle family can be a bunch of numbskulls when it comes to giving Hanukkah gifts that "will be treasured forever." Read full book review >

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VISIT FROM DR. KATZ, A by Ann Barrow
ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 1988

"Slight, but charming."
From the eminent SF author, a simple but deftly told tale about a pair of cats who comfort a little girl, Marianne, when she's in bed with the flu. Read full book review >

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KAYTEK THE WIZARD by Janusz Korczak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Fascinating but flawed. (translator's afterword, references) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
A boy growing up in 1930s Warsaw determines to become a wizard and succeeds—but at a price. Read full book review >

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AVI THE AMBULANCE AND THE SNOWY DAY by Claudia Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A charming introduction to a little-known organization. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Avi is the youngest ambulance in a Jerusalem garage filled with his family of emergency vehicles and human first responders of the Magen David Adom, Israel's equivalent of the Red Cross. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL OF THE DEAD by Avi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Don't read this one in a dark and haunted school. (Horror. 10-14)"
In order to fulfill his dead great-uncle's wish, seventh-grader Tony begins attending the spooky, rambling, and possibly haunted Penda School. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD DOG by Avi
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Almost wholly absent from the story is a real exploration of the mutual affection that underlies the human-dog relationship; without this, McKinley's decision to stay with his humans rather than follow Lupin is an intellectual, and ultimately unsatisfying, one. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When the wild calls, will this good dog answer? Read full book review >