Search Results: "Jane Schoenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"An unusual way to introduce the topic—but the CD is the only part of this that stands alone. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Human anatomy with a beat. Read full book review >

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STUEY LEWIS AGAINST ALL ODDS by Jane Schoenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Stuey is just the right kind of friend—confident and independent—for any third grader. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Stuey is back! Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2011

"Stuey's fans will be crossing their fingers for a sequel. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Stuey Lewis is filled with angst about reading, Halloween, soccer and one annoying classmate in this big-hearted tale of second grade. Read full book review >

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THE BABY HUSTLE by Jane Schoenberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 6, 2010

"Give this one a pass. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Wan cartoons of a broadly smiling baby accompany undistinguished verse in a book that hopes gimmickry will counteract déjà vu. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A respectful, exciting and disarming update of one of the last century's most oft-told tales."
The old "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dynamic established in Johnny Weismuller movies gets a radical update by shining the spotlight on adventuress Jane Porter. Read full book review >

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CHAINSAW JANE by Marie-Jo Fortis
Released: March 4, 2013

"A thrilling mystery with an unlikely yet endearing heroine."
A gruesome murder is no match for a vodka-swilling Russian medium in Fortis' debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANE FONDA by Patricia Bosworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Reading to savor."
Distinguished celebrity biographer and Vanity Fair contributing editor Bosworth (Marlon Brando, 2001, etc.) recounts the life story of an American icon in all its heady—and at times, unabashedly scandalous—glory. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A sparkling chronicle, fine-tuned to the personal stories that lend texture and emotion to a biography."
Debut author Fox sheds new light on the lesser-known life of Anne Boleyn's sister-in-law. Read full book review >

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BOSTON JANE by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"While this is not as compelling as the previous two titles, Jane's fans will delight in the turn of events and celebrate with her. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the third installment of her trilogy about Boston Jane, Holm continues the drama of white settlers in the Washington Territory, some of whom embrace the Chinook way of life and many of whom disdain their so-called "savage" ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAIN JANE by Eve Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A plum of a first novel—ripe, juicy, and not exactly strictly kosher."
Plain Jane Singer, the star of this irreverent—and irresistible—first novel, is a wry, romantic, Jewish truth-teller. Read full book review >