Search Results: "Farida Zaman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOOLISH MEN OF AGRA by Rina Singh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"An informative introduction places all of the tales into historical perspective, and a helpful glossary concludes the collection, making it all the more accessible. (Folklore. 6-10)"
Singh retells ten enchanting tales of ancient India and in doing so, presents a culture widely overlooked by many children in the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO SHOES, BLUE SHOES, NEW SHOES! by Sally Fitz-gibbon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Jolly good fun, Fitz-Gibbon's tale illuminates for the novitiate what bliss can be brought forth by the acquisition of some new footgear and a sprinkling of imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl's walk to school takes a whimsical turn in this energetic tale from Fitz-Gibbon (The Patchwork House, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 8, 2012

"This frothy romp through mythology sways between tawdry teen romance and glossy chick-lit. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Hades' two favorite Sirens have gone Greek again, whether they like it or not. And they don't. At least not the banished-to-the-Underworld and slowly-growing-scales parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLONDE OPS by Charlotte  Bennardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers will be taken with the pink-haired protagonist and her Italian exploits. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage American hacker in Italy becomes embroiled in a whirlwind of fashion, espionage and romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Scorch of a Skilten by Nashat Zaman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"An entertaining tale for adventure-hungry readers."
In Zaman's well-paced debut YA novel, 11-year-old Clara Skilten has adventures at a training academy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRISONER by Fakhar Zaman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"Z'' is being punished—do we find the reality of an individual sensibility and personality, rather than the obtrusive presence of a political concept only half-successfully made flesh."
The Prisoner ($28.95; Oct. 22, 1996; 176 pp.; 0-7206-1010-9): The first English translation of this claustrophobic short novel, originally published in 1984, recounts the ordeal of a radical Pakistani journalist imprisoned ``because he wrote for the people in their language'' and is now awaiting execution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIRENZ by Charlotte  Bennardo
FICTION
Released: June 8, 2011

"A garish indulgence for young chick-lit devotees. (Paranormal chick lit. 12-15)"
If two mismatched roommates fighting over a pair of high-fashion pumps accidentally push a gorgeous guy to his dismembering death but aren't anywhere near Mt. Read full book review >