Search Results: "Elaine Isaak"


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THE EUNUCH’S HEIR by Elaine Isaak
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Shallow, with creepy undercurrents: strictly for fans of the first volume."
A young prince trying to live up to a legendary father flees his society to find true love in this sequel to The Singer's Crown (2005). Read full book review >

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THE SINGER’S CROWN by Elaine Isaak
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Plodding pace and an unduly Byzantine plot, even by genre standards."
Eunuch prince reclaims his family's usurped throne in this fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE CIRQUE MEDRANO by Elaine Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"The language is sometimes jarringly modern, and there is not a lot of character development, but it places an interesting historical moment within the grasp of middle-schoolers. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
This lively tale, set in 1904, follows 14-year-old Brigitte, whose French mother has died in Warsaw, after which she is sent to live with her aunt and uncle in Paris. Read full book review >

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MARS AND THE SEARCH FOR LIFE by Elaine Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Readers will come away with both a coherent historical overview and a heady sense that we are on the verge of some epoch-making discoveries. (resource list) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Getting closer looks at Mars has long been both an alluring goal of the U.S. space program and one of its most spectacular technological achievements. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"It's a challenging title, with appeal mostly for highly motivated science enthusiasts. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Spectacular full-color photographs and computer images will attract readers to this volume of current information about the universe, but Scott (Twins!, p. 117) assumes a lot of prior knowledge on the part of readers, and there is no glossary of terms nor timeline to help with the context. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

An entry in The New Explorers books, adapted from the PBS series of the same name. Read full book review >

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WE SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST by Elaine Landau
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Excellent b&w portrait photos, past and present; glossary; list of 43 Holocaust organizations; books and articles for further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 13+)"
Sixteen men and women describe their Holocaust experiences and tell how they survived. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Readable and mildly interesting, but shallow and sloppily reasoned—which is a disappointment from someone of Showalter's stature."
Feminist scholar Showalter (Sister's Choice, 1991, etc.) stirs together literary history, biography, personal reminiscence, and pop culture in a peculiar narrative that devotes as much time to female thinkers' dysfunctional private lives as to their public achievements. Read full book review >

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PUMPED FOR MURDER by Elaine Viets
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Coronado's off to a respectable start with a variety of offbeat cases that should bring Helen a decent payday at last."
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on its inaugural cases. Read full book review >

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NO GOOD-BYES by Elaine Kagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"A well-honed work on surviving heartache, spiffed up by the shiny glow of Tinseltown."
Garnished with the glamour of Hollywood, this third novel from actress Kagan (Somebody's Baby, 1998, etc.) transforms potentially hackneyed fare into a genuine exploration of grief. Read full book review >

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A TASTE OF POWER by Elaine Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Timely, front-row view of a turbulent era. Put it on the shelf beside The Autobiography of Malcolm X."
Engrossing, jolting, behind-the-scenes memoir by the woman who led the Black Panther Party to mainstream power-brokering without giving up the guns, and who ended up fleeing its violence: a stunning picture of a black woman's coming of age in America. Read full book review >