Search Results: "Geneva Cobb Iijima"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY WE DO IT IN JAPAN by Geneva Cobb Iijima
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Even the surprise lunch the school throws for Gregory has a pathetic feel to it, as if learning how they do it in Japan is going to be a long row to hoe for Gregory. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A well-intentioned but wooden story of a young boy who, with his American mother and Japanese father, is transplanted from the US to Japan. Read full book review >

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FEVER by Geneva Holliday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2006

"A raunchy and funny novel that would have benefited from stronger connections between the characters' stories."
In this sexually frank sequel to Groove (2005), Holliday (the alter-ego nom de plume of novelist Bernice L. McFadden) details the misadventures of friends Geneva, Crystal, Chevy and Noah. Read full book review >

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MISSING MOMMY by Rebecca Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Accessible and tender, this story gives young children a voice and shows how to hold the memory of a loved one close. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told from a young child's point of view, Cobb's moving story respectfully explores the complex emotions a little one may experience while grieving the loss of a parent. Read full book review >

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HAPPENINGS by Katie Cobb
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2002

"Ultimately, though, the good premise and the themes of family, peer pressure, independence, and communication will appeal to many teen readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Kelsey Gene Blackwell's good standing in her high-school AP English class is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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FUN AND GAMES by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"Entertaining and instructive, but uneven. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Seventeen photos illustrate aspects of physics, medicine, ecology, etc. Several are stop action—e.g., a bouncing ball and popcorn popping. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Cybergrace should get tongues wagging about cyberspace in a new, stimulating, and more philosophical way."
A heady, provocative search for the Deity via the Internet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEART OF A TIGER by Herschel Cobb
Released: April 1, 2013

"A gentle, affecting memoir."
The greatest baseball player of the dead ball era, and the most widely despised, tenderly remembered by his grandson. Read full book review >

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THIS PLACE IS COLD; THIS PLACE IS DRY by Vicki Cobb
Released: March 31, 1989

Boldy decorative, full-color paintings and cheerful, informative texts introduce the adaptations necessary to cope with two diverse environments. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE EATERS by William Cobb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1994

"If Cobb's handling of the Bells' secrets is not altogether satisfying, his detail work is superb: the result is a lovingly attentive chronicle of a family that is often bloodied but never defeated."
A large, poor, rambunctious Texas family is haunted by its secrets in Cobb's memoir-like fourth novel (A Walk Through Fire, 1992, etc.), winner of the 1992 Associated Writing Programs award for the novel. Read full book review >

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LIFE’S GREATEST SECRET by Matthew Cobb
NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2015

"The greatest milestone in 20th-century biology received an iconic account in Horace Freeland Judson's The Eighth Day of Creation (1979). Much has happened since that publication, and Cobb's gripping, insightful history, often from the mouths of the participants themselves, updates the story, bringing it all the way into the present."
Animal breeders have always known that "like breeds like," but no one, Charles Darwin included, knew why offspring resemble parents except, sometimes, when they don't. Cobb (Zoology/Univ. of Manchester; Eleven Days in August: The Liberation of Paris 1944, 2014, etc.) describes how they learned.Read full book review >