Search Results: "Diana Cohn"


BOOK REVIEW

CRANE BOY by Diana Cohn
by Diana Cohn, illustrated by Youme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Gracefully celebrates both a little-known culture and its beloved birds. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The black-necked cranes that return to Kinga's village in Bhutan each winter inspire the schoolboy to convince his classmates and the local monks to create a festival in their honor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM CARVER by Diana Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Begin it now'—may exceed the grasp of the children for whom the book is intended, but Cordova's depictions of Mateo's animals may win them over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mateo, a young boy who lives in the southern Mexican village of Monte Alban, learns to carve traditional wooden toys (juguetes) at his father's side. Read full book review >

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ROSES FOR ISABELLA by Diana Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2011

"A concluding free-verse poem celebrating the benefits of fair trade and environmental consciousness will resonate more with readers than the mostly instructive text. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Isabella, an aspiring writer and daughter of rose-farm workers in Ecuador, relates the story of her family's livelihood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEE TREE by Stephen Buchmann
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

In Malaysia, the yearly wild-honey hunts take place on moonless nights when the bees can't see the men who climb the tualang, the tall bee trees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 2, 1999

"The rave-generation answer to Defoe's Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain."
An exhilaratingly picaresque expedition—encountering innumerable misfits, mutants, and militants—into England's gray, unpleasant land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEART OF THE WORLD by Nik Cohn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 1992

"Striving like Whitman, not cynical, but at last quite desolate."
Moody, sweet-spirited survey of lowlifes, castoffs, and misfits along Broadway, from Battery Park to Times Square. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO STEPS FORWARD by Rachel Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"If it lacks some of the freshness of its predecessor, it stands nevertheless as an amiably honest snapshot of the steps' lives, a little further on down the line. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two years after the events of The Steps (2003), Annabel and Lucy and the rest of their thoroughly blended families converge on Los Angeles for a summer of angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEED by Nik Cohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 1997

"Beckett night, of most interest to the small but devoted Cohn cult."
Raffish, neo-Expressionist novel in low-life slang, set in Manhattan but with a strong flow of London guttertalk, a pendant to Cohn's sweet-spirited survey of Broadway castoffs in the nonfiction Heart of the World (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETA by Rachel Cohn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though neither the villains nor the heroes make particularly sensible choices, the cliffhanger ending will still lure some into the promised sequel. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
When humans live in paradise, the servants must be manufactured—but are they still people? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 4, 2008

"What results isn't just a story about overcoming sorrow, but rather one of a girl raging against the world and herself, waiting for someone to help her make sense of it all. (Fiction. YA)"
Pudgy, pierced, eye-lined Miles and her beautiful, slender cousin Laura were inseparable, raised as sisters in an idyllic mansion in a posh neighborhood of Georgetown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 1994

An incisive study of ancient religion and the rise of belief in an impending apocalypse, by the author of the classic study The Pursuit of the Millennium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"Compelling portrait of a deeply troubled system."
Stories of people who have run afoul of the US health care system illustrate some of its serious flaws. Read full book review >