Search Results: "Clifton Leaf"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2013

"An important evaluative study meriting serious public discussion."
We cannot rely on advances in molecular biology to beat the scourge of cancer. So argues journalist Leaf, who got interested in the subject via the impressive success story of the drug Gleevec, which effectively delivers targeted cancer therapy to certain leukemia patients. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Of some interest to urban historians, but slow-going for general readers. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
As crammed with facts and figures as a rush-hour express is with passengers, this history of the New York subway system stalls time and again. Read full book review >

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THE BONEPICKER by Lu Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2017

"The dynamic protagonist leads a smart and indelible whodunit."
In Clifton's (Seeking Cassandra, 2016, etc.) latest thriller, a detective steps outside his jurisdiction to help a mother prove an unidentified skull belongs to her decadeslong missing son. Read full book review >

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LET'S DO BETTER by Munro Leaf
Released: Oct. 1, 1945

"Amusing, lively cartoons, in his particular style, make this a good companion piece- with a broader significance- for Manners Are Fun, etc. Black and white with a splash of red Humor and a barb of not always palatable truth."
Only Munro Leaf could get away with this kind of moralizing on the course of the history of War and Peace, and he manages to get his ideas across to the children, without surenting the pill. Read full book review >

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READING CAN BE FUN by Munro Leaf
Released: Sept. 23, 1953

"All told in direct relationship to its young audience- from pre-readers who will get the idea from listening to it, to kids in the thrown of rejecting their books for funnies and TV- a perfect and humorous antidote to the many modern factors that undermine a true literacy."
Inimitably, Leaf conveys the wonder of the world of books in a way you fervently hope will captivate just one, or ten, a thousand, a million children. Read full book review >

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THE TEACHER APPEARS by Brian Leaf
Released: Nov. 23, 2016

"An earnest attempt at providing constructive advice, but its filler intrudes on its more engaging content."
Leaf (Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi, 2016, etc.) offers an eclectic collection of prompts designed to inspire and energize yoga practitioners.Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 11, 1936

"The most original and amusing thing Leaf has done."
This has an irresistible appeal to the sense of the ridiculous. Read full book review >

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THE 76ERS WITH IVERSON by Clifton Duquette
Released: Dec. 28, 2012

"Even those with only a smattering of basketball interest will feel Duquette's boundless joy for the game."
Duquette brings every shot, dribble, pass and steal of the Philadelphia 76ers' glorious 2000-2001 basketball season to life—including the formative years leading up to the championship game—while presenting them through the eyes of a young boy. Read full book review >

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FREAKY FAST FRANKIE JOE by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The pace in this debut is leisurely, but readers, like the town folk and his newfound family, will be rooting for Frankie Joe. The final scenes soar with hope. (Fiction. 8-12)"
While his mom is in jail, Frankie Joe tries to adjust to living with his newly surfaced father, FJ, his stepmother and "the four legitimate Huckaby sons." Read full book review >

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The Bootlegger's Legacy by Ted Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A tale with an authentic, immersive setting inhabited by well-developed, endearing characters."
A debut mystery that revolves around a cryptic letter and key that a famous bootlegger from Oklahoma left for his son. Read full book review >

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IMMORTAL MAX by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Pleasant if imperfect, a treat for dog lovers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Will a boy's dream of owning a puppy ever come true? Read full book review >

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SEEKING CASSANDRA by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"An unexpectedly deep mystery with plenty of talking points. (Mystery. 8-12)"
While she's playing detective to find three ancient Plano arrowheads, sheltered 12-year-old Cassie is also gathering clues about life. Read full book review >