Search Results: "Doug Scofield"


BOOK REVIEW

STILL DREAMING by Luis Gutierrez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"Funny, feisty and heartfelt."
An Illinois congressman's straight-shooting, spirited memoir about his transformation from Chicago barrio boy into dedicated champion for Latino civil rights. Read full book review >

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THE SHARK CURTAIN by Chris Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"An ambitious, self-conscious muddle. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In her debut novel, Scofield offers readers an insider's view of the unusual mind of Lily Asher.Read full book review >

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OCCASIONS OF SIN by Sandra Scofield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A tender but clear-eyed tribute."
Growing up with a mother whose big dreams were thwarted by a teenage pregnancy, inadequate education, and ill health. Read full book review >

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OPAL ON DRY GROUND by Sandra Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A memorable family ballad, in tune with the times. (Author tour)"
Scofield's fifth novel, arguably her best since the award- winning Beyond Deserving (1991), has all the humor and plaintive charm of a good country-western song. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN ALLIES by Sandra Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Some beautifully carved pieces that never quite fit together to complete the puzzle."
The glue of female friendship—sticky in unexpected ways—is the focus of this fourth novel by Scofield (Walking Dunes, 1992, etc.), who has written with skill in the past about stark western settings and the even starker emotional lives of her youngish characters. Read full book review >

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PLAIN SEEING by Sandra Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"Not Scofield's best. (Author tour)"
The seemingly inexhaustible potential for mothers to ruin daughter's lives—even if it's by dying young—is probed in a novel that tries to be warm, wise, and moving, but without much success. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE HIDDEN LIFE OF A TOAD by Doug Wechsler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A book that encourages observation and conservation and may start some young biologists off on their own lifelong quests to understand animals. (glossary, amphibian & toad facts, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do toads develop from fertilized eggs? Do toads need saving? Read full book review >

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FEARLESS GENIUS by Doug Menuez
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 27, 2014

"A vital piece of photographic history."
A pictorial and textual time machine documenting the driven personalities who pioneered the technological world from 1985 to 2000. Read full book review >

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I Love My Amazing Body by Jocelyn Scofield
Released: Nov. 14, 2015

"Made possible through a Kickstarter that funded 200% of the goal, this wonderfully illustrated book is a great way to get young readers talking—and thinking—about their bodies in a positive way."
Author Scofield and Illustrator Dors introduce Jackie, a friendly looking, kid-shaped girl who celebrates her body for its usefulness and sensation—without ever looking or feeling objectified—in this poetry collection about the parts of the body. Read full book review >