Search Results: "Jean Fagan Yellin"


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HARRIET JACOBS by Jean Fagan Yellin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Yellin's fine reconstruction of an impressive personality should firmly embed Jacobs in American cultural history. (16-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Graceful, honorable portrait, extensively documented and annotated, of the woman who wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.Read full book review >

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CIRCUS GALACTICUS by Deva Fagan
FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"A book that reaches for the stars and provides a thrilling ride. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A plucky orphan runs away to join an intergalactic circus in this frenetic science-fiction/adventure tale. Read full book review >

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ELIXIR by Brian Fagan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Long and discursive, but a rewarding survey of water's role in history and contemporary politics alike."
Anthropologist Fagan (Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans, 2010, etc.) spins a tale of water, water everywhere—water that is damn hard to get at, and getting harder to find every day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"We are left with a detailed but superficial review of the important findings of several modern archaeologists. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen; 26 line drawings)"
In a whirlwind tour of 13 archaeological sites around the world, Fagan's sleepy, fact-heavy narrative fails to present major scientific discoveries as much more than the sum of their plodding details. Read full book review >

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THE BOY IN THE BOX by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Food for thought here about varieties of motivation, though with too many unanswered questions and a sudden, resolution-free ending that is more annoying than tantalizing. (Adventure. 11-13)"
In this loosely woven series setup, a relentlessly ordinary lad who has taught himself to juggle is kidnapped by the owners of a traveling medicine show. Read full book review >

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THE BIG SWIM by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Set in an indefinite past when life wasn't abuzz with technology, this story is a forest-scented breath of fresh air with crisp storytelling, mild tension and quiet revelations. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This is Ethan's first year at summer camp, and he'd rather go unnoticed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

Fagan (Time Detectives, 1995, etc.) draws on his archaeology background to intriguingly explore the correlation between unusual climatic shifts and unusual historical events. Read full book review >

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AMMANON by Mary Fagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2008

"A fantasy tome that keeps readers invested."
Fagan creates a complex and complete world in this fantasy novel about a nation on the brink of war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2004

"A superb contribution to the literature of WWII."
Or, Rosie the Riveter reconsidered. Read full book review >

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OY FEH SO? by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"While the amusing scenario may prove to be more a nostalgia trip for adult readers than something today's kids will immediately recognize, they will appreciate the overall sentiment even if they miss the Yiddish essence. Nu? (Picture book. 5-7)"
Weekly Sunday visits from their two aunts and one uncle are so disagreeable that three children take steps to alter the atmosphere through some harmlessly exaggerated imitation. Read full book review >

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THING-THING by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

Staying on the sixth floor of the Excelsior Hotel, Archibald Crump is unhappy with all the hundreds of presents he's gotten for his birthday. Read full book review >

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SAVING GRACE by Pamela  Fagan Hutchins
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"A lively romantic mystery that will likely leave readers eagerly awaiting a sequel."
In Hutchins' (The Clark Kent Chronicles, 2012, etc.) debut novel, a Dallas attorney leaves her troubled career and love life behind to investigate her parents' deaths in the Virgin Islands. Read full book review >