Search Results: "Doug Fine"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A captivating, solidly documented work rendered with wit and humor."
NPR contributor Fine (Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living, 2008, etc.) reports on his year spent in Northern California researching the hazy world of medical marijuana. Read full book review >

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HEMP BOUND by Doug Fine
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2014

"A short, sweet, logical and funny argument for the potential of one of the world's most dynamic cash crops."
What might come back along with legalized pot? Only one of the strongest, most versatile plants in the world: hemp. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF THE KILLER CAT by Anne Fine
ANIMALS
Released: April 12, 2007

"Some Briticisms might need explaining, but Tuffy's gently snarky, self-centered narration will easily win him new fans. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When his family leaves on vacation, Tuffy, the feline of the title, finds himself left with the Vicar. Read full book review >

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FLOUR BABIES by Anne Fine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1994

"A wry and warming look at a boy's inner musings; readers may be surprised to find the lug Simon inspiring in them an affection much like the one he has for his flour baby. (Fiction. 11+)"
Simon Martin, troublemaker and shambling hero to his school's unruliest element, has visions of a massive explosion of flour in a classroom—an idea so persuasive that, put to his mates, it causes them to take part in a baby-care experiment that involves treating sacks of flour as infants. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSTOR QUEEN by Sarah Fine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Full of passion, fire, and ice. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
She's spent years preparing to become an all-powerful queen and to wield her land's magic, but that's not her destiny at all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"A heavy but informative and often surprising study."
Fine (A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives, 2006) unpacks the myths surrounding differences between male and female brains. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN ONES by Marcia Fine
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2017

"A superb read about the sufferings of a crypto-Jewish matriarch in the 17th century."
This saga of crypto-Jews (conversos) during the Inquisition in Mexico holds lessons and warnings for all.Read full book review >

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YOUR BAND SUCKS by Jon Fine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2015

"'I don't regret a thing,' writes Fine, and neither will readers who live vicariously through the author's eyes and memory."
The short shelf of great books on indie rock adds another—an unlikely memoir about an obscure band that somehow found demand for its reunion in the Internet age. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SPACE CAT by Doug Cushman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Fans of Commander Toad will sign on happily to this promising start, which features lots of aliens in oogy shapes and colors, a Fritz Lang-ish robot who really needs to be kept out of the kitchen, and an intrepid tiger-striped Lead clad in a nifty spacesuit. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Working up an idea he claims he had when he was ten, Cushman introduces a resourceful feline space explorer, with a feckless sidekick robot named Earl. Read full book review >

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INSPECTOR HOPPER by Doug Cushman
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"What does charm in these pages is the artwork, with its warm colors, landscapes as seen from insect level, and its atmosphere of adventure, even if it materializes only in the slightest of measures. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
The accent in Cushman's beginning reader is decidedly on the act of reading, as the story itself, broken into three fleeting chapters, has little momentum or interest of its own, let alone the brio or dash any detective story should. Read full book review >

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FROG HEAVEN by Doug Wechsler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Attractive and informative, this will be welcomed by young naturalists and their teachers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In an apparently empty weedy area in the autumn woods, late rains begin a cycle of life in a Delaware vernal pool, providing a breeding place for 14 species of amphibians, as well as snakes, invertebrates and plants. Read full book review >