Search Results: "Ilene Cooper"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Inspiring and hopeful if not easy. (author's note, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The long and troubled history of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and its place in three of the major religions of the world is told in all its complicated glory. Read full book review >

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OPRAH WINFREY by Ilene Cooper
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sure to find a rapt audience. (source notes, extensive bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
Cooper tackles one of the richest and most famous women in the world, recounting her complicated life and extraordinary history with honesty and clarity. Read full book review >

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ANGEL IN MY POCKET by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2011

"As their lives intersect, four credible, contemporary, creative preteens find faith to move forward. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A good-luck charm exerts a positive effect on the lives of four seventh graders at a Chicago magnet school for the performing arts. Read full book review >

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THE NEW, IMPROVED GRETCHEN HUBBARD by Ilene Cooper
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

In a new, improved entry in the ``Kids from Kennedy Middle School'' series, Cooper takes a formulaic idea—the ugly duckling makeover—and gives it plenty of zip. Read full book review >

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I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS by Ilene Cooper
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A smooth, easy read, with a spooky atmosphere and a few surprising plot twists to keep it fresh. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cooper (The Dead Sea Scrolls, p. 552, etc.) combines just the right amount of romance and mystery in this satisfying suspense story. Read full book review >

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BUDDY LOVE by Ilene Cooper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1995

"Like the view through Buddy's camera, this novel makes the everyday interesting; Cooper's ear for the dialogue of early adolescents and her understanding of their problems keeps things entertaining. (Fiction. 10+)"
Buddy has fairly ordinary problems: a family that to him seems boring, an older sister who is boy-obsessed and snotty, one friend he has betrayed and another he follows slavishly. Read full book review >

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SAM I AM by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A realistic, unresolved ending allows parents and children of this mixed family to decide their individual religious needs, but the overall conflict overshadows the subplots that could be more intriguing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sam's home life and holiday spirit are disrupted when the family dog knocks over the "Hanukkah bush," breaking his mother's childhood Christmas ornaments and triggering a buried religious resentment between his parents. Read full book review >

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STUPID CUPID by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"All of it is a generous cut above usual series fare, and refreshingly wholesome. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Valentine installment of the ``Holiday Five'' series demonstrates once more Cooper's grasp of the concerns of young teens. Read full book review >

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TRICK OR TROUBLE? by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A skillful and sensitive treatment of pubescent angst. (Fiction. 8-12)"
From popular YA author Cooper comes the first in a series about five camp friends who agree to meet on the holidays throughout the coming year. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Clear prose, numerous photographs, thorough source notes, and a solid bibliography make this a fine biography for young readers and a worthwhile addition to biography collections. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
"Jack Kennedy's life was a gift, but one that was wrapped with many strings." Read full book review >

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MEAN STREAK by Ilene Cooper
FICTION
Released: May 20, 1991

"A pivotal interview with the father's girlfriend is hastily narrated, though the book has built to that scene from the outset, and Veronica's sudden last-minute insights seem less than sincere; still, every other character here is both believable and fully realized. (Fiction. 9+)"
This installment about ``The Kids From Kennedy Middle School'' features nasty sixth-grader Veronica Volner, whose family life is not the spun-sugar vision she shares with her contemporaries. Read full book review >

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GARY COOPER by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"The book's lifeless prose suggests great haste and no small lack of interest. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The indefatigably prolific Meyers (Bogart: A Life in Hollywood, 1997, etc.) continues to work his way through the major icons of American film. Read full book review >