Search Results: "Deborah da Costa"


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DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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HANUKKAH MOON by Deborah da Costa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

This Hanukkah, Isobel stays with her Mexican Aunt Luisa and discovers a new way to celebrate the festival of the lights. Read full book review >

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SNOW IN JERUSALEM by Deborah da Costa
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Development, human and feline, is nicely characterized. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
In an innocuous, basically uninteresting story, two boys who are citizens of Jerusalem, an Israeli-Arab and an Israeli-Jew, discover that they've been caring for the same cat in their respective neighborhoods. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"A first-rate account of a little-known episode that had large consequences for Britain and for the world: careful, professional scholarship married to a well-told story."
An engrossing history of an obscure incident: the 1823 mass uprising of slaves in the South American British colony of Demerara (present-day Guyana). Read full book review >

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THE DA-DA-DE-DA-DA CODE by Robert Rankin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Downright obnoxious once or twice, amusing about as often, but nearly always clever and witty: Well worth a try, though Rankin's in no danger of knocking fantasy-comedy maestro Terry Pratchett off his perch anytime soon."
Transcendent parody from Rankin (The Toyminator, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"McElrath-Eslick's artwork is handsome and evocative, dreamy but with enough detail to keep readers' eyes busy. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This enchanted adventure tale from the Changs (The Beggar's Magic, 1997, etc.) rolls along smoothly, telling of a poor but thoughtful and diligent son of a peasant in China. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2013

"An engaging historical study of New York City poverty."
An enlightening, comprehensive account of family poverty throughout New York City's history. Read full book review >

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LEONARDO DA VINCI by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

Debuting a new series, Krull presents a compelling argument that the great painter of the Renaissance was one of the West's first real modern scientists. Read full book review >

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BUDDHA DA by Anne Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Let's hope the funny spelling doesn't keep this engaging and accessible tale from the broad readership it deserves."
Shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, a tenderly funny and unpretentiously philosophical portrait of a Glasgow family in turmoil. Read full book review >

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THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan  Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A satisfying adaptation for teens who want their thrills clean. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The bestselling page-turner, adapted for young readers. Read full book review >