Search Results: "Donna Diamond"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOW by Donna Diamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Powerful, but select audience carefully. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Alone at dusk, a girl wordlessly tackles a demon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIAMOND by Mark Harris
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1994

"Harris has an engaging voice, although he does trot out a lot of old saws—how baseball nurtured American democracy, nostalgia for day games on grass—that just don't cut it any more."
The author of the novel Bang the Drum Slowly gathers over 40 years' worth of baseball essays and throws in an excerpt from Bang, as well as the entire screenplay of the movie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2001

"Hart doubtless keeps a few secrets for himself, but he unlocks many more in a text studded with oddments, lore, and technical data, all lightly related. Diamond fanciers and geology buffs alike will find this a trove of information."
An absorbing voyage into the demimonde of the diamantaire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICHES by Esther Hautzig
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Diamond's soft gray-and-white art unobtrusively reflects the story's kindly warmth and helps realize the Eastern European setting. (Fiction. 8+)"
Financially secure in their old age, hard-working Samuel and his wife seek the advice of a revered rabbi: Should they give up their store so that Chaya-Rivka can ``read holy books in peace'' while Samuel also does something ``pleasing to the Almighty?'' Approving this plan, the rabbi tells Samuel to drive his horse and cart around the roads beyond his village for three months. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA by Donna Diamond
FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 1977

"You'll remember her too."
Paterson, who has already earned regard with her historical fiction set in Japan, proves to be just as eloquent and assured when dealing with contemporary American children—and Americans of very different backgrounds at that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BATHTUB PRIMA DONNA by Anne Brouillard
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Brouillard's illustrations are gems: a beckoning village square, a storm of operatic dimensions, and an unforgettable songbird. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This fine little enchantment from Brouillard follows the consequences of a prima donna discovering the tap will issue no water for her morning bath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY OF THE UNICORN by Mollie Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1994

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
A third book about Sir Dauntless, hero of The Knight of the Golden Plain (1983), whose adventures, once again, conclude when it's time for tea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALTER by Barbara Wersba
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"Funny and poignant by turns, here's a sweetly quirky love story of letters. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A small but very nearly perfect gem depicts the growing friendship between a literarily-minded rat and an aging author of children's books. Read full book review >

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HOOPI SHOOPI DONNA by Suzanne Strempek Shea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Until the ludicrous finale, when Betty's sister Aniela, a Donna look-alike from Poland, appears and offers a highly implausible rationale for Donna's father's inexcusable behavior, this is a sometimes rollicking, sometimes heartbreaking, effectively quirky read. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A worthy follow-up (titled after the American pronunciation of a Polish polka) to Shea's promising debut (Selling the Lite of Heaven, 1994); again, the author captures the spirit of an insular Polish-Catholic community and homes in on one unforgettable family. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC MENORAH by Jane Breskin Zalben
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This modern Aladdin story with its glossary of Yiddish words and pronunciations is a fine addition to the holiday bookshelf. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Stanley, who has everything, is not looking forward to Chanukah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST DIAMOND! by Michael Broad
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Watch out Cam Jansen, there's a new sleuth in town. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Secret Agent Amelia Kidd has saved the world loads of times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIAMOND EYE by Arthur Rosenfeld
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Rosenfeld (A Cure for Gravity, 2000) doesn't shrink from florid clichés (the crime lord's beautiful daughter is an internist at Mercy Hospital) or kitchen-sink plotting, but he keeps things moving smartly even before the nifty twist that ties his two plots together into a neat, grisly bow."
Like the post office employees who've made the phrase "going postal" a byword for the mixture of alienating boredom and violence, Inspector Max Diamond, of the US Postal Inspection Service, never seems to have a nice day. Read full book review >