Search Results: "Ezra Fields-Meyer"


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E-MERGENCY by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Definitely not a beginner's ABC book, but the visual and print punnery will have elementary kids (and adults) guessing and laughing. (Alphabet picture book. 7-10)"
Help! The letter E has fallen (down the stairs) and can't get up! Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Determinedly upbeat, the author depicts parenting with grace and every child as a gift."
A father celebrates his son's differences and advises others on how to view autism as a parallel journey rather than a restrictive label. Read full book review >

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UNIQUELY HUMAN by Barry M. Prizant
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A truly impactful, necessary book."
A remarkable new approach to autism. Read full book review >

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TAD AND DAD by David Ezra Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Caldecott honoree Stein makes another splash with this charming duo. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tadpole and his father spend their days together amicably, but when Dad tries to tuck his son in for the night, things do not go as planned. Read full book review >

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LOVE, MOUSERELLA by David Ezra Stein
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Sometimes snail mail is just better. Here's proof. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bestrewing lined sheets with crayon drawings, Polaroids, smudges, a ketchup packet (not a real one) and other signs of affection, a mouseling writes a newsy love note to her Grandmouse. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE AND THE PIRATE by Ezra Jack Keats
Released: May 1, 1979

"Still, after some of his recent, more somber-looking picture books, it is cheering to see the sun come out in these blurry, rainbow-colored pages."
Unlike Keats' city slums, this palm-treed, riverside shantytown has a ramshackle insouciance. Read full book review >

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THE PAST LEADS A LIFE OF ITS OWN by Wayne Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Mixing pain and uplift, Fields's plain-spoken moral messages seem appropriate to the time and place and sneak handily past the barriers of contemporary cynicism."
Fields (What the River Knows, 1990) now turns to fiction to write about the vanishing world of rural Middle America in a correspondingly old-fashioned way: In these linked stories, manhood has nothing to do with sexuality, everything to do with facing up to work, responsibility, and death. Read full book review >

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UNDER VANISHING SKIES by G.S. Fields
Released: Dec. 15, 2013

"A startling sci-fi examination of humanity's capacity for cruelty in a remarkable dystopian setting."
Survivors of a ravaged future Earth must contend with murderous pirates and ruthless politics in Fields' sci-fi debut. Read full book review >

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THE TERRITORY by Tricia Fields
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite a clear, detailed plot, Fields' debut lacks the spark that would bring her sorely tried heroine and her problems alive."
A drug war between the Medrano and La Bestia cartels holds a small border town hostage. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER’S SON by Terri Fields
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Although the surprising conclusion seems a little contrived after the believable realism of the rest of the tale, this is still a fast-paced and sometimes disturbing look at families and violent crime and its many victims, seen and unseen. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
High-school junior Kevin Windor leads the most normal of lives, until the day his father is arrested for a particularly brutal series of murders. Read full book review >

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PLAYERS by Bertram Fields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"Amateurish, sure, but if with this, Fields can turn America's attention from entertainment gossip to Shakespeare, more power to him."
Hollywood entertainment lawyer Fields (Royal Blood, 1998; aka D. Kincaid, The Lawyer's Tale, 1992, etc.) dabbles in literary criticism by sifting through the elusive evidence of Shakespeare's probable identity, in a compelling work for the lay reader, woefully lacking in documentation. Read full book review >