Search Results: "Claudia Dreifus"


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INTERVIEW by Claudia Dreifus
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1997

"Expertly written, these minidramas will rivet anyone interested in human nature and the intricacies of how people communicate. (Author tour)"
A remarkable teach-by-example collection of interviews that shatters the popular myth, at least among practicing journalists, that the question-and-answer format is the telltale sign of a lazy writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Plenty to ponder in this forceful, solid report on the shifting climate of American higher education."
New York Review of Books contributor and former university professor Hacker (Mismatch: The Growing Gulf Between Women and Men, 2003, etc.) and New York Times columnist Dreifus (Interview, 2003, etc.) present their combined "vision for higher education." Read full book review >

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LUZ SEES THE LIGHT by Claudia Dávila
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A high-energy consciousness raiser, if not a practical guide to environmental issues and action. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
A young eco-activist spreads the word in this message-driven webcomic spinoff. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A good chance for youngsters to relish enacting the wicked role while still getting a (not particularly logical, but who cares) friendly reconciliation at the end. (Picture book. 1-3)"
This sweet little bare-bones version of "The Three Pigs" places readers in an active role. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE A RUDE PIG, BERTIE by Claudia Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"At best a discussion starter about rudeness, though children may be mildly amused by Bertie's snide disses. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this pointed outing, a pig who habitually insults everyone he meets has an epiphany after no one comes to his party. Readers after social or psychological complexity need not apply. Read full book review >

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ODD DOG by Claudia Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"An amusing and charming take on the lessons learned from sharing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A dachshund struggles with sharing in this amiable tale. Read full book review >

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MY LITTLE POLAR BEAR by Claudia Rueda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Nurturing, poignant and to the point. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this minimalist, thoughtful piece, a little polar bear asks an important question: "Am I a polar bear?" Read full book review >

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TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU by Claudia Gray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The inventiveness of the many worlds Marguerite traverses should keep fans happy. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
The parallel-universe sci-fi/romance story begun with A Thousand Pieces of You (2014) continues.Read full book review >

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SPELLCASTER by Claudia Gray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"This riveting tale will keep readers up late and clamoring for the next installment. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Three wounded but valiant protagonists confront a monstrous evil with human roots in this promising series opener. Read full book review >

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FATEFUL by Claudia Gray
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"One wonders, why werewolves? At least it has some approachable history. And it will probably sell. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
It has come to this: werewolves on the Titanic. Read full book review >

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Released: March 5, 1999

"Sweet and mellow: Mills (and Stock, of course) hits the right degree of fear without having to revert to terror to delineate the importance of Gus's act, and Grandpa is no saint, just a gentleman who understands the notion of patience'something his son is still working on. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Gus and Grandpa (Gus and Grandpa Ride the Train, 1998, etc.) return, this time to tackle that classic coming-of-age moment: when the training wheels come off. Read full book review >

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TRADING PLACES by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2006

"Mills level-headedly speaks for and to ‘tweens about the ways we adjust to fit into an ever-changing world. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twins, Todd and Amy, are completely different. Read full book review >