Search Results: "Betty Rosenberg Perlov"


BOOK REVIEW

RIFKA TAKES A BOW by Betty Rosenberg Perlov
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Unusual and unabashedly charming. (afterword) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rifka accidentally finds herself onstage in a Yiddish theater production and speaks her first lines as an actress: "Piff-Paff! Not to worry." Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The plot's on a mission, though there's sufficient humor and drama to keep it wheeling along. (bibliography) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-13)"
Five teenagers find themselves transferred to an experimental science class that's considerably more hands-on than they expect. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 1954

"For a girl who forgets her pets at home, there's a good dose of farm animal care- and so on down the line of faults."
The author of The Egg and I comes up with some cleverly done fantasy in which the morals are golden, enticingly packaged and totally unlike sermons. Read full book review >

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NANNY X by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A fun and funny blend of Spy Kids and Mary Poppins. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Lots of nannies are special; this one is a special agent. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Similar elements drawn from distinctly disparate sources, presented with a beguiling blend of good humor and serious intent. (Literary criticism/religion. 10-13, adult)"
With added input from some of his fifth-to seventh-grade students, a rabbi and private-school teacher reflects on values in the Harry Potter series and finds parallels in the Torah and Talmud. Read full book review >

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FAMILY MATTERS by Joel Rosenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Like the series premiere (Home Front, 2003), Sparky's second outing has abundant humor and appealing portraits of small-town lives. But where's the mystery? Rosenberg's more Garrison Keillor than Tony Hillerman, and that's not bad."
Sardonic Sparky Hemingway becomes the unlikely Chief of Police of his small North Dakota town, and discovers to his surprise that it's a good fit. Read full book review >

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HOME FRONT by Joel Rosenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"And Sparky's nonstop wisecracks may have limited appeal for the series this debut is kicking off."
Reclusive Ernest "Sparky" Hemingway prefers the small-town life of Hardwoods, North Dakota, to the chaos of the city, and his freelance copyediting job to the rat race. Read full book review >

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SOLD AS IS by Kal Rosenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A scratched and dented story about a guy who's come undone."
A raucous chronicle of one man's descent into dodgy deals, used cars and madness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Opt instead for the profane sleight-of-hand Penn Jillette weaves in God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales (2011), a decidedly less pretentious and deftly comic look at all things ungodly."
A cocky, relentlessly arrogant treatise on the true nature of all things human. Read full book review >

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AN ACCIDENTAL MURDER by Robert Rosenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"Better wait for this gifted author's next installment."
Who better to write a best-selling memoir than Avram Cohen, retired chief of Jerusalem's Criminal Investigation Division (House of Guilt, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE ROAD HOME by Joel Rosenberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Add on the nonexistent plot and absence of action—and this entry will certainly try the patience of even the most devoted series fans."
The seventh part of Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame series (The Road to Ehvenor, 1991, etc.), wherein various exiles from Earth struggle to eradicate slavery from, and introduce technology to, a world where magic works and telepathic dragons are real. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF LORDS by Philip Rosenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2002

"Overcooked prose (' . . . like a sunrise, she rolled off of him'), crudely described sex ('He grabbed her ass'), offensive stereotypes ('His eyes were filled with the chronic sadness of an aging queen'), and an unsettling denouement (crime sometimes pays)."
A questionable and overlong thriller about a successful investor who makes a pact with a Mafia-devil and pays him no due. Read full book review >