Search Results: "Bryn Freedman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Still, this incisive portrayal of the Polec murder and Philadelphia's 911 crisis provides a sobering account of personal tragedy as the crucible of social change. (8 pages b&w photos)"
This debut collaboration from journalists Knoedelseder (Stiffed, 1993) and Freedman is a comprehensive portrait of the horrific teen-mob murder of Philadelphia youth Eddie Polec and its aftermath, portraying the Polecs— grief and recovery against a complex tapestry of urban issues with acuity and sensitivity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRING SALLY J. FREEDMAN AS HERSELF by Judy Blume
FICTION
Released: April 4, 1977

"The result, if seductive, is minimally satisfying."
Ten years old in 1947, Sally has to spend the winter in a Florida apartment with her mother, grandmother (Ma Fanny) and older brother Douglas, whose doctor has ordered the stay while he recuperates from nephritis. Read full book review >

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THE NEW OCEAN by Bryn Barnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Only for readers old enough to handle the idea of environmental catastrophe. (sources, glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
What will happen to jellies, orcas, sea turtles, tuna, corals, and blue-green algae in the "New Ocean" of the future? Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS OF ISLAM by Bryn Barnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"Enthusiastic, yes; judicious and well-organized, not so much. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Barnard's brave effort to cram such an immense subject into 40 pages leads to some debatable claims. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYCAMORE by Bryn Chancellor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Though the author comes up with a deft, plausible resolution to her complicated narrative, it's not enough to save this overwritten effort."
The disappearance of a teenage girl casts a pall over a small Arizona town in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by Bryn Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Intelligent, honest, and unsentimental."
Greenwood's powerful, provocative debut chronicles a desolate childhood and a discomfiting love affair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASSIE AND JASPER TO THE RESCUE by Bryn Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Paced at a smooth canter and tugging at the heartstrings, this slim tale is a call to action for middle-grade animal lovers. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Cassie and Jasper try to save an abused horse in this tense and heroic little adventure. Read full book review >

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BLUE CHICKEN by Deborah Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Delicate and durable, visually sophisticated yet friendly: simply exquisite. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Breathtakingly beautiful meta-illustrations will draw many eyes to this tale of a curious chicken who spills some paint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF FISH AND SNAIL by Deborah Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"This marvelous metabook shines in both concept and beauty. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Right from the title page, Freedman's latest makes a splash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCRIBBLE by Deborah Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2007

Two children's drawings come to life in a clear case of, as the blurb so aptly puts it, "scribbling rivalry." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BY MOUSE AND FROG by Deborah Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"An elegant, exuberant portrayal of stylistic differences and child-writer passion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mouse wants to tell a simple, gentle story, but Frog bounces in and stirs it up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHY by Deborah Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An exquisite treasure for bashful readers, animal lovers, and anyone who's ever wanted a friend. (Picture book. 3-7, adult)"
Someone extremely shy finds a friend. Read full book review >