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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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IT’S DEEDS, NOT WORDS, THAT MAKE THEIR MARK
by Mandy Curtis

 

BOOK REPORT for A Mad, Wicked Follyby Sharon Biggs Waller

 

Cover Story:  Society Debut

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Early-Century Modern

Bonus Factor: Suffragettes

Anti-Bonus Factors: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parents

Relationship Status: Sisters in the Cause

 

Cover Story: Society Debut

A woman in a gorgeous (although historically inaccurate) gown looks down ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW


"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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

JOVAH'S ANGEL by Sharon Shinn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite some fairly obvious plotting, Shinn's appealing scenario is carefully worked out and persuasively peopled; fans of Archangel will be gratified."
Sequel to Shinn's Archangel (1996), set on colony planet Samaria—the inhabitants of which are watched over by genetically engineered winged angels who intercede with Jovah (regarded as God by the colonists) to improve Samaria's miserable climate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2010

"A diligent but dry attempt to revivify a forgotten legal case."
The story of the murder of a priest in 1920s Alabama, and the sensational trial that followed. Read full book review >