Search Results: "Farzana Marie"


BOOK REVIEW

Hearts for Sale! by Farzana Marie
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2013

"A perceptive but narrow analysis of the human side of the Afghan conflict."
"Soft power," not firepower, can deliver an American victory in Afghanistan, according to this debut treatise on military-civilian relations. Read full book review >

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MAKING MISCHIEF
by Julie Danielson

One of my favorite pieces of writing in children’s literature, which began life as a lecture at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, is Patricia Lee Gauch’s “The Picture Book as an Act of Mischief,” which can be read here at the Horn Book’s site. Gauch starts out by paying loving tribute to children as mischief-makers—“Someone who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW I WAS BORN by Marie Wabbes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1991

"Many families will find that this wholesome French import offers just the right amount of straightforward information. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Where babies comes from, beginning with Mom and Dad's courtship and marriage and going on to their pleasure in shared activities like cooking and bathing; then, ``that winter they decided they wanted to have a baby...So they made love.'' Pregnancy is shown from a child's point of view: Mom's changing shape, feeling the baby's movement. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW SOCIETY by Marie Rutkoski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Entertaining and provocative. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In a multidimensional Chicago, Darcy learns that she isn't really human after all. Read full book review >

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WHAT I MEANT... by Marie Lamba
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 24, 2007

"Realistic and well-paced. (Fiction. YA)"
Since Sang's bossy aunt from India moved in with Sang's family, it seems like she can't do anything right; this is new for the 15-year-old girl, who's used to perfect grades and praise for exemplary behavior. Read full book review >

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3-D WORLD ATLAS & TOUR by Marie Javins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Though aside from the gimmick there isn't much to distinguish this from the plethora of other beginner atlases, the commentary's breezy tone lightens the informational load, and the maps are particularly clean and legible. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Well stocked with frequent exclamations ("No one knows what happened to the Sphinx's nose. Read full book review >

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THE JEWEL OF THE KALDERASH by Marie Rutkoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Thrilling, heartrending and unexpectedly sweet; Petra's adventures could not have had a more satisfying conclusion. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
A slambang finale to a refreshingly different fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARCROSS by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A stellar cyberpunk series opener packed with simmering romance and cinematic thrills. (Science fiction. 13-adult)"
A down-and-out teen, days from eviction, competes in the championships of the world's most popular virtual reality game. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Fascinating and well plotted, with lively characters, good momentum, and suspense throughout."
A historical thriller from Canadian Jakober (The Black Chalice, not reviewed) follows the exploits (based partly on a true story) of a Richmond belle who spied for the Union during the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2013

"Solid mentoring for entry-level workers who aspire to someday be the boss."
Career guidance for new college graduates, particularly women, on how to raise their workplace IQs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Silver Coin by Marie Sontag

"While offering a vibrant ancient world, this middle-grade adventure lacks strong narration."
Teenagers chase family secrets and political intrigue in the ancient Mediterranean. Read full book review >