Search Results: "Elliott Currie"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Much fretting—but not much in the way of new solutions."
Another entry in the recent wave of drug-policy books by academics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Must reading for every politician, teacher, social worker, or social scientist who needs a refresher course on real life."
A powerful collection of conversations between Currie (Sociology and Criminology/UCLA at Berkeley; Confronting Crime, 1985) and teenagers spending time in one of California's juvenile- detention halls. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Tosses a daunting challenge to educators, social workers, and policy shapers."
Harsh criticism of middle-class American culture, one pervaded by a new form of social Darwinism that places its youth at increasingly high risk for the ills long associated with disadvantaged adolescents. Read full book review >

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THE MASK THAT SANG by Susan Currie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Drawing on her own experience discovering her Cayuga identity, Currie offers a tender, resonant tale. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Fifth-grader Cass Foster's life is altered after her single mother receives an unexpected inheritance that includes a house in a better neighborhood and the relief of a new school where Cass can escape the bullies that have made her life miserable. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING MATTERS! by Jr. Currie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"This vivid novel races and sputters jerkily, but it's an exhilarating ride nevertheless."
The apocalypse, provocatively envisioned with wild invention and irreverent wit. Read full book review >

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MOSES SUPPOSES by Ellen Currie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Light comedy; sometimes charming, but rarely involving."
A dozen tales of the American Irish—sharp-tongued, silly, and so whimsical they leave nary a memory—by the author of Available Light (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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EVA'S TREETOP FESTIVAL by Rebecca Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"New readers need lots of choices, and this series promises to fill a niche for them. Keep flapping, Eva! (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Eva the owl chronicles 11 days in her life in the first in the Owl Diaries series for emerging readers. Read full book review >

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ZOO GIRL by Rebecca Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Sublime for young and old, and full of heart. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely orphan girl finds her true friends within the walls of the zoo. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TIGER by Rebecca Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Though the plot is accessible to the very young, its apocalyptic vision may not be. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Can a little boy and a big cat start a new society? Read full book review >

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DALMATIAN IN A DIGGER by Rebecca Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Preschoolers enamored with construction equipment will enjoy this cheerful tale, which is simple enough for little ones just transitioning into real stories. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Four animals with heavy construction equipment arrive to build a treehouse as a surprise for a Dalmatian puppy. Read full book review >

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THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET by Lindsay Currie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Shivers aplenty; just the ticket for a cold autumn night. (Paranormal mystery. 8-13)"
A preteen overcomes fear to solve a century-old mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Stanstead Incident by Neil Currie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"An intriguing and effective political thriller about a complex global threat."
In this debut novel, political unrest in Quebec becomes the linchpin in an international conspiracy involving France, Middle Eastern financiers, terrorists, and people close to Canada's ruling elite. Read full book review >