Search Results: "Fania Oz-Salzberger"


BOOK REVIEW

JEWS AND WORDS by Amos Oz
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A provocative mixture of scholarship, sly observation and wry writing that often glistens."
An Israeli novelist father (Scenes from Village Life, 2012, etc.) and historian daughter (Israelis in Berlin, 2001, etc.) argue that words are the most crucial ingredients in the long history of Jewish culture. Read full book review >

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OZ by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2011

"Since facsimile reproductions are available, readers are advised to click their heels together three times and buy a copy of the original book. (iPad storybook app. 7-12)"
Based on Baum's classic, this abridged version is a lackluster adaptation of the original. Read full book review >

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THE AMOS OZ READER by Amos Oz
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 14, 2009

"Not every exposure is perfect, but this literary album contains striking snapshots by a gifted writer with a capacious heart and humane philosophy."
An eclectic selection from the 40-year career of the popular but controversial Israeli novelist and essayist (How to Cure a Fanatic, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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Spyrius Technology: Oz Imagined by John Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2015

"A fun, fast-paced read that is just as much about friendship as it is about futuristic technology."
In this techno-thriller, a group of college students discovers a portal to a virtual world created by a secretive technology company—and a plot to use this world for evil. Read full book review >

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OPHIE OUT OF OZ by Kathleen O’Dell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"But overall Ophie's sparkle and depth of character at the author's hand make this an engaging look at the issue of pre-teen identity crisis. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ophie's family has just moved again, leaving behind Ophie's cherished best friend. Read full book review >

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BEWITCHED IN OZ by Laura J. Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Only for readers who want to follow the Yellow Brick Road into Sweet Valley High. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In an Oz where magic has been outlawed, a group of teens seeks to practice their talents freely. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

With customary vivacity and a fine sense of irony, Krull portrays her subject as a genial family man who suffered reverse after reverse thanks to a bad combination of deep-seated optimism and zero business sense—but pulled through when his love of storytelling and sense of audience at last led to a novel that instantly became (she notes) the Harry Potter of its day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 1991

"As a collection of aphorisms, this has some merit, but there is insufficient focus for the sort of exposition that the author clearly intends."
A disappointing glimpse of things to come, from a poet and essayist (Spirit of Place; Of Chiles, Cacti, and Fighting Cocks- -both 1990, etc.) who ought to know better. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 30, 1998

"Deserves the Cosmotic Greatheart Medal of Oz from the Wizard. (N.B.: Probably not harmful for children.)"
First-novelist/polymath Gardner (essays:The Night Is Large, 1996, etc.) undertakes a sequel to L. Frank Baum's Oz story (on the occasion of its 100th birthday) and comes up with a winner. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Actually, her paintings lead readers gracefully into the pages, to be surprised and entertained by the story they only think they know from the movie. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Zwerger (illustrator of Theodor Storm's Little Hobbin, 1995, etc.) creates characters who may, if not erase the MGM cast from the collective conscious of US readers, make them share some space therein. Read full book review >

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THE EVIL OF OZ by Ryan Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"An assertive, endearingly deranged take on the well-known tale from a writer-artist duo readers will want to keep their eyes on."
In Fuller and Baijnath's debut graphic-novel reimagining of L. Frank Baum's classic, Dorothy returns to an Oz corrupted by evil in a tale of bloody retribution. Read full book review >

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WIZARD OF OZ 3D by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"Overall, readers looking for a quality digital format of a classic story will not be disappointed. (iPad storybook app. 7-11)"
Described by the developers as a "3D audiobook," this unabridged version of the classic tale is really a digital book with good illustrations and optional audio. Read full book review >