Search Results: "Donna Diamond"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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KEEPING SECRETS by Tormod Haugen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1994

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Although Nina's family seems happy, Nina already suspects that their happiness is a delicately assembled charade when, arriving at their summer cottage and finding that an intruder has violated the sanctity of the little house, her parents' paranoia surfaces and the family and its sunny pretense dissolves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2005

"Handover and constitution or no, Diamond foresees rule by 'some uneasy, periodically rejiggered, continually crisis-ridden form of the Governing Council coalition' for the near future. Meaning chaos—and, likely, American boots on the ground."
Nation-builder Diamond, a liberal denizen of the Hoover Institution, ruefully examines the checkered efforts to make Iraq safe for—America. Read full book review >

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Warren Lane by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pathos plus characters who are puppets of fate equals a pleasant melodrama."
In Diamond's debut, a random series of events leads to five adrift people tangled up in each other's lives, with sometimes-disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A quirkily intelligent memoir of finding oneself in movies."
A Brooklyn-based writer and editor's memoir about how watching John Hughes films as an adolescent gave meaning to his troubled life. Read full book review >