Search Results: "Elka Weber"


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ONE LITTLE CHICKEN by Elka Weber
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Enlivened with Kleven's vibrant folk-art collage renderings, this tale will have readers thinking twice before ever saying 'finders, keepers' again. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
A story of justice and generosity from the Talmud. Read full book review >

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THE YANKEE AT THE SEDER by Elka Weber
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Should spark discussion around the seder table and in classrooms of history. (glossary, historical notes) (Picture book/religion. 7-10)"
On the first night of Passover, days after the Civil War has ended, Jacob sits on his porch snacking on a piece of matzoh. Read full book review >

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THE WEBER STREET WONDER WORK CREW by Maxwell Newhouse
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"Too bad. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This cheery but misguided attempt at a social-studies lesson tries to show kids how they can make a little money while helping others and making their own neighborhood a better place to live. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A heartsick father's poignant account of his heartsick son, and a primer on the fragility of life."
A father's intimate portrait of a dying son. Read full book review >

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SURPRISED BY OXFORD by Carolyn Weber
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Well-written, often poignant and surprisingly relatable."
Memoir of a literature professor who converted to Christianity in the halls of Oxford University. Read full book review >

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TRUE CONFECTIONS by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Too often wastes the tasty potential of its sticky setting."
Sweet and sour tales of life in a New England candy factory. Read full book review >

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BY HERESIES DISTRESSED by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2009

"Initiates will be more than satisfied by this ambitious fantasy variant on the timeworn tale of a monolithic world institution challenged by reformers."
Weber (At All Costs, 2007, etc.) delivers the third installment in his ongoing Safehold saga. Read full book review >

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MISS GAZILLIONS by Richard Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2005

"Great food, great scenery, great sex, but more dropped stitches than spent dollars, and not much of a story to boot."
A fizzy debut follows an impoverished Caribbean charter-captain and building-super, his delectable tenant, and a whole lot of money not lawfully theirs around the globe. Read full book review >

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THE HOLLOW YEARS by Eugen Weber
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 1994

"An eloquent and thoughtful look at France in the interwar period."
Weber (European History/UCLA; France, Fin de Siäcle, 1986; etc.) skillfully paints a somber portrait of France in decline. Read full book review >

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FROST THE FIDDLER by Janice Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"A virtuoso manipulation of hallmark preposterous super-spy novel elements—and it's very, very funny indeed."
The author of two wiseacre, spiky-spoofing comic novels (The Secret Life of Eve Hathaway, 1985; Customs Violation, 1987) sends her heroine, here a secret agent, through a James Bond clutter of frantic antics, sex on the run, and memorable last-second escapes and rub-outs. Read full book review >

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RIVERWATCHER by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 9, 2013

"Quirky, literate dialogue adorns a civilized entertainment in which very little actually happens."
The shooting of an inoffensive camper in Michigan's Upper Peninsula brings a third case to Mercy Virdon, of the Division of Natural Resources, and her swain, sometime journalist Donal Fitzgerald (The Aluminum Hatch, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >