Search Results: "Eliot Schrefer"


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ENDANGERED by Eliot Schrefer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Even if some hairbreadth escapes test credulity, this is a great next read for fans of our nearest ape cousins or survival adventure. (map, author's note, author Q&A) (Adventure. 12-16)"
Congolese-American Sophie makes a harrowing trek through a war-torn jungle to protect a young bonobo. Read full book review >

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THREATENED by Eliot Schrefer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Engrossing action and characters readers will keep thinking about in a splendid survival story. (Adventure. 12-16)"
The author of Endangered (2012) introduces another primate species, offering a poignant demonstration of connection between chimpanzees and humans. Read full book review >

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THE NEW KID by Eliot Schrefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Grim."
The life of a 16-year-old boy goes from bad to worse when he leaves his financially strapped parents to become part of a wealthy family's psychodrama. Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOL FOR DANGEROUS GIRLS by Eliot Schrefer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Gripping, violent and terrifying. (Thriller. YA)"
This psychological thriller follows a girl with dark secrets to a school with uneasy mysteries of its own. Read full book review >

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RESCUED by Eliot Schrefer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 26, 2016

"Strong stuff but an important story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When your brother is an orangutan, you have a serious responsibility. Read full book review >

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GLAMOROUS DISASTERS by Eliot Schrefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Not as Jackie Collins-slick as the title suggests, but pretty lightweight for a novel about the redemptive power of intellect."
A high-priced tutor sinks into the lives of a dysfunctional Fifth Avenue family in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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MEZ'S MAGIC by Eliot Schrefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Magic with depth in this new series stunner. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When the magical rainforest of Caldera is threatened by a terrible evil, four young animal friends must overcome their differences to save the rainforest from destruction. Read full book review >

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PRAYER OF THE DRAGON by Eliot Pattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Stories wrapped around other stories brocaded with abundant local color and told with leisure and elegance form a heady literary tapestry—even if it's not to every taste."
The Tibetan highlands conceal a serial killer in this fifth case from Edgar-winning Pattison (Beautiful Ghosts, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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WATER TOUCHING STONE by Eliot Pattison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 2001

"Awkward and unsure, but animated by Pattison's fascinating overlay of Buddhist spirituality on the familiar whodunit formula."
Pattison's second whodunit, once again featuring former Chinese Public Security Investigator Shan Tao Yun, is longer, more complicated—and, alas, more repetitious than his Edgar Award-winning debut, The Skull Mantra (1999). Read full book review >

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REAGAN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"An enlightening, richly detailed and suggestively disturbing look at the American Dream and one of its truest dreamers."
Eliot (Song of Brooklyn: An Oral History of America's Favorite Borough, 2008, etc.) charts the less-than-stellar career of Ronald Reagan, the actor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"An engrossing, challenging work that more than answers the question its title raises. (For two other studies of earliest childhood development, see John Bruer, The Myth of the First Three Years, p. 1010, and Alison Gopnik, et al., The Scientist in the Crib, p. 1016.)"
This guided tour of "the wrinkly universe inside each child's head" will fascinate most readers, but some may find themselves lost amid its complexity. Read full book review >