Search Results: "Elaine Sciolino"


BOOK REVIEW

PERSIAN MIRRORS by Elaine Sciolino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Vivid reporting combines with perceptive insights in this fascinating venture behind the distorting mirrors. An important book."
A timely examination of the politics and culture of Iran, courtesy of New York Times correspondent Sciolino. Read full book review >

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LA SEDUCTION by Elaine Sciolino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2011

"Sciolino incorporates numerous interviews in order to preserve a shrewd, journalistic distance in this illuminating book."
An American journalist in Paris offers a serious, skeptical study of France's quintessential "soft power." Read full book review >

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THE ONLY STREET IN PARIS by Elaine Sciolino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2015

"A pungent evocation of the conflict and compromise between tradition and innovation that define modern urbanism."
After taking a tart look at her adopted country in La Seduction (2011, etc.), Sciolino shows a softer side in this affectionate portrait of her Ninth Arrondissement neighborhood.Read full book review >

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WHEN IS A PLANET NOT A PLANET? by Elaine Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

Joining the rush of revised views of the solar system for young readers that has been following in the wake of the International Astronomical Union's decision to redefine Pluto (and some other fellow wanderers) as "dwarf planets" rather than the full-fledged sort, this production shows several signs of haste, from a narrative that fails to note that Pluto has more than one moon to a chapter that opens with a full page, uncaptioned photo of a vague smear of light. Read full book review >

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MRS. ROSE'S GARDEN by Elaine Greenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"(Picture book. 3-6)"
Mrs. Rose's Garden ($15.00; May 1, 1996; 32 pp.; 0-689-80215-3): A gentle tale of homegrown generosity. Mrs. Rose has always wanted to win blue ribbons, until her unusual mix of fertilizers produces a whole garden full of prize-winning vegetables. ``Somehow it didn't feel like fun anymore,'' so Mrs. Rose hits on a plan to neatly redistribute the bounty and turn all her neighbors into winners, too. Mrs. Rose gets a special ribbon from Mr. Rose for having ``the biggest heart''—a nice touch in a winning and warming story accompanied by paintings that have a flattened perspective and a sweet, quirky magic. 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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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 >