Search Results: "Elite-Avni-Sharon"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GIRL WHO COULD FLY by Karel Capek
by Karel Capek, adapted and illustrated by Elite-Avni-Sharon, developed by Yellow Pixie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"It's an adaptation that manages a tricky balance between heartfelt and hokey within an app that has a distinctive look and feel. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A softened-up adaptation of Czech writer Capek's short story, "The Man Who Knew How to Fly," this cheerily illustrated app still manages to convey a sense of what's lost when we leave childhood. Read full book review >

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THE MANY SHADES OF LIGHT by Shoshana Avni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"An unassuming memory-based tale, with a central character that's a near-perfect model of womanhood."
A septuagenarian recalls her younger years in Avni's debut novel. Read full book review >

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ROOK by Sharon Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Full of derring-do and double crosses, this romantic adventure is thoroughly engrossing. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
A clever homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel, set in a post-apocalyptic future Europe. Read full book review >

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SLAM DUNK! by Sharon Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A pleasant effort that warrants a third installment. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In this sequel to Safe at Home (2006), Jumper can outshoot his basketball coach, rap a catchy song with good friends and use these skills to captivate the student body into electing him for student council. Read full book review >

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THE SKIN I'M IN by Sharon Flake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A serviceable debut featuring a main character who grows in clearly composed stages. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A timid seventh grader finds the mettle to shake some bad companions in this patchy esteem-builder from Flake. Read full book review >

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"A book stemming from a passionate cause that misses its mark."
An amateur homesteader from Vermont fights the federal government in a grassroots effort to defeat a program designed to track the whereabouts and movements of farm animals. Read full book review >

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THE THING ABOUT JANE SPRING by Sharon Krum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2005

"Smart and bracingly funny."
A domineering hellion who couldn't find her feminine side with a GPS and a flashlight decides to turn her life upside-down and tap into her inner Doris Day. Read full book review >

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BURIED STUFF by Sharon Fiffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 2004

"Lacks the effervescence and humor—not to mention the garage-sale lore and Tim's retorts—of Jane's previous adventures (The Wrong Stuff, 2003, etc.). But Fiffer's plotting is on the upswing."
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Waxman's grasp of the interior of the studio world, and her ability to make the workings of closed-door deals comprehensible, raise her work from textbook to something truly absorbing."
New York Times Hollywood correspondent Waxman examines the trajectory of the independent feature film in the 1990s as exemplified by the work of six Tinsel Town outsiders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Eddy fans, a pan full of nuggets for aficionados of Hollywood and MGM, but an encyclopedic struggle for the less dedicated. (b&w photos, not seen)"
This lengthy biography of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy reveals lives as melodramatic and star-crossed as one of their movies—without the happy ending. Read full book review >

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THE MATRIARCH by Sharon Hawes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2016

"A consistently eerie tale all the way to its smashing end."
In Hawes' (The Sitter, 2012) horror tale, a series of murders of men by women in a small California town seems to be tied somehow to a suddenly flourishing fig tree.Read full book review >