Search Results: "Catharine Savage Brosman"


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THE SHIMMERING MAYA by Catharine Savage Brosman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Rigorous, but as offputting as a fussy aunt; Brosman's white- glove treatment of morality and aesthetics will appeal chiefly to academics, didacts, and makers of sauces."
The examined life may be the only one worth living, but does it make compelling autobiography? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Densely written, polemical, intermittently astute."
More essays from Brosman (The Shimmering Maya, 1994), who ranges from travel to literature, solitude to society. Read full book review >

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ANNIE AND SIMON by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Would that all sib relationships were so harmonious. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Four more emergent-reader episodes featuring little Annie, her "big, big brother," Simon, and bucketloads of sibling togetherness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"This history of sex work is titillating but poorly organized, and it fails to offer a compelling argument."
A chronological history of prostitution in London. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S WALRUS? by Stephen  Savage
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's another slow day at the zoo—not. Read full book review >

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SUPERTRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A serious treat for truck lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it's Supertruck to the rescue! Read full book review >

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WHERE'S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN? by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Clever, cheeky, and endearing—a wordless achievement. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Walrus escapes again, this time with pal Penguin, but their day on the town takes an unexpected turn for the fun-loving pinniped of Where's Walrus? (2011). Read full book review >

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LITTLE PLANE LEARNS TO WRITE by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-designed winner for ambitious little pilots. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At flight school, Little Plane learns skywriting by practicing "arcs, dives, and loopity-loops." But the last present a particular problem for him, as the circling maneuver makes him dizzy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Skip it. (glossary, index, source notes, bibliography of books, videos, and Web sites) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A disjointed scrapbook of anecdotes and journal entries, strung together with archival photos. Read full book review >

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LEMONS by Melissa Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A joyous celebration of cryptozoology, friendship, family love, and coping with loss. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
"My mom always says I can take any lemons that life gives me and make lemonade," proclaims 10-year-old Lemonade Liberty Witt—"Lem" for short. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO UKRAINE by Ania Savage
Released: March 29, 2000

"A fine account of ordinary life in the former USSR as the Iron Curtain is rolled up."
An ‚migr‚ family travels to the homeland they had fled some 50 years before, in this sensitive, thoughtful account by Ukrainian-American journalist Savage. Read full book review >