Search Results: "Jacob Shaw"


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JACOB'S EYE PATCH by Beth Kobliner Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Didactic, confusing and not particularly informative. Seriously? (authors' notes) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Mother and son co-authors tell the story of young Jacob and his time wearing an eye patch to correct two common eye conditions. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT MIGRATION by Jacob Lawrence
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"A splendid and unique visual evocation of a significant historical movement. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Sixty paintings (tempura on gesso; originals 12'' x 18'', some vertical, some horizontal), done in 1940-41, when this fine artist was in his early 20s. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD by Jacob Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"A charming, tender, and ever pertinent life lesson. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Bird loves to learn new words, especially when they are "big bird" words. Read full book review >

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OH YEAH, AUDREY! by Tucker Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Any teen who's ever dreamed big or worshipped a star from afar will relate to this lightweight but nonetheless enchanting novel about identity and self-worth. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teen blogger obsessed with Audrey Hepburn organizes a magical weekend for fellow Breakfast at Tiffany's fans.Read full book review >

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SAFE by Susan Shaw
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Compelling and affecting, especially for Shaw's audience. (Fiction. YA)"
After her devastating look at the effects of child abuse in The Boy from the Basement (2006), Shaw deftly tackles another difficult topic: the psychological wounds caused by a violent rape. Read full book review >

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ANXIOUS HEARTS by Tucker Shaw
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"It may appeal to romance readers in need of a fix but is unlikely to entertain a broader audience. (Romance/historical fiction. 11 & up)"
The tragic tales of two pairs of lovers weave in and out in this tale based on a hoary classic. Read full book review >

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THINANDBEAUTIFUL.COM by Liane Shaw
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The plain narrative voice sounds like it could have been written by any average teen, making this a realistic-feeling read, if not a particularly artistic one. (Fiction. 13-16)"
This single-focus anorexia novel includes the contemporary element of "pro-ana" Internet influence. Read full book review >

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NEVER PAINT A STRANGER by Patricia Shaw
Released: May 10, 1989

A new entry in the endangered (female) species mode, with tall, redheaded Hanna the gorgeous tracking down a family heirloom—a FabergÇ triptych made for the Czar—in Switzerland, with a hero and a knave hot on her heels. Read full book review >

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A WIDER TOMORROW by Margret Shaw
Released: Oct. 15, 1990

While Roberta ponders whether to go to university or to follow her friend Michael to America, where he'll train as a skier, her grandmother describes her own early years struggling for the rights of women while Britain was distracted by WW I. "Grandmother, why didn't you marry my Grandfather?" asks Roberta, and Tiffany explains: One of 11 children, all girls, she was unware of the women's movement until her father's death sent her to live with an aunt who took her to suffrage meetings, while her husband taught Tiffany auto mechanics—later her ticket to becoming an ambulance driver in France. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE ROAR by Dave Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"The real thing."
A hypnotic novella and three quirky stories from the second winner of the Katherine Anne Porter award in short fiction. Read full book review >

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Released: May 6, 1994

"Shaw makes a persuasive case free from ideological cant, but the battle he fights is by now a familiar staple in the cultural wars, so his sense of urgency and outrage is less than compelling."
Another salvo in the war on political correctness in literary criticism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Composing Myself both charts Shaw's reclamation of her life and bears witness to her courage in the face of a recalcitrant mind-altering disorder."
A beautifully crafted, unflinching account of a young Englishwoman's battle with the demons in her psyche. Read full book review >