Search Results: "Jane Denitz Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

FAIRY DUST by Jane Denitz Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"A powerful story, beguilingly told. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ruthie and her father need someone to help out around the house while Ruthie's mother is away studying Aztec-wedding rituals in Mexico, but they seem to get more than they bargained for with the arrival of Alice. Read full book review >

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IT'S EASTER, CHLOE ZOE! by Jane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A pleasant but not groundbreaking effort, with a cute, yellow elephant leading the charge. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An anthropomorphic elephant girl named Chloe Zoe attends an Easter egg hunt with her two best friends and learns a lesson about sharing. Read full book review >

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IT'S HALLOWEEN, CHLOE ZOE! by Jane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Doesn't stand out among the many introductions to Halloween's delights. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Chloe Zoe in back, exploring Halloween's delights with her friends. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S GOLD by Jane S. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"With its injoke quality, the story here will particularly entertain the intellectual and artistic elite Smith pokes fun at, but there are enough acid darts aimed at the rest of us to keep readers laughing—or at least smiling ruefully."
A first novel of high comedy about would-be artists, art theorists, and trend-setters vacationing in Provence, from an author respected for her serious nonfiction (Patenting the Sun, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"An accessible introduction to an agricultural innovator that gives equal weight to his life of experimentation and what it has meant for society."
In-depth look at a pioneering horticulturalist and the impact of his work. Read full book review >

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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WJHC by Jane Smith Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Smart, fun and hip, yet utterly wholesome with an occasional dollop of redeeming moral value; a welcome counterpoint to the general trend towards the grim, angst-ridden and graphically shocking in more 'mature' comic titles. (Graphic novel. 4-8)"
Another collection of comics about the wacky teens running high-school radio station WJHC. Read full book review >

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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A BOOT by Linda Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Readers of Mother Goose with lingering questions about that old woman with so many children will find some answers at last, in this lively take on the traditional rhyme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author of Mrs. Biddlebox (2002) posits another irascible senior citizen, this one living in a big boot with only an equally irritable cat for company. Read full book review >

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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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