Search Results: "Jeanne Marie Laskas"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Laskas is an endearing, scrambled character, her swarming thoughts torturing readers as they torture her."
A chattery yet appealing return to the turf of Fifty Acres and a Poodle (2000): the author's life on and off Sweetwater Farm in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"This threatens at first to be a one-joke story, but gradually the people become more real, the writing more honest. When it stops going for the laughs, it gets them anyway, along with a whole passel of genuine emotions."
A professional, city-living woman up and moves herself and boyfriend to a farm, where everything is way different from what she's used to. Eventually, she and boyfriend find true happiness. It really happened, she says. The End. Read full book review >

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CONCUSSION by Jeanne Marie Laskas
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Effectively sobering. Suffice it to say that Pop Warner parents will want to armor their kids from head to toe upon reading it."
A maddening, well-constructed tale of medical discovery and corporate coverup, set in morgues, laboratories, courtrooms, and football fields. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Highly informative and thoroughly entertaining."
A glimpse inside the lives of the unsung people who do the work that keeps America ticking. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although this offering may not inspire them, readers will discover plenty to appreciate in the subject. (chronology, list of museums, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A fairly breathless biography delivers the facts in workmanlike style but without the spark of brilliance one might hope would be attached to the subject. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

"A perceptive and informative biography. (b&w illustrations, diagrams, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13+)"
In the Portraits in Science series, an intelligent chronicle of Curie's life, from her struggle to educate herself in Russian-occupied Poland to her successes in France; her pioneering work with her husband; and her troubles and triumphs after his death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIE CURIE by Isabel Sánchez Vegara
by Isabel Sánchez Vegara, illustrated by Frau Isa, translated by Emma Martinez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2017

"Like other tributes in the series, adequate fare for cluing newer readers in on some worthy role models. (Picture book/biography. 5-7)"
A very first introduction to the great scientist. Read full book review >

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TI MARIE by Valerie Belgrave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The result is a lush period romance in a troubled tropical paradise."
Racism, revolution and love roil the Caribbean island of Trinidad in this sprawling historical melodrama. Read full book review >

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MARIE ANTOINETTE by Antonia Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"Antoinette's story isn't really a tragedy—but Fraser somehow makes it seem like one."
A biography of a queen who never said, as legend has it, "Let them eat cake." Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"The lack of any documentation and the vague description of specific events cut corners a little too sharply, even for this young audience. (Early reader/biography. 6-8)"
Marie Curie's scientific research revolutionized the world of science while she defied the societal limitations of her day. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers will emerge from this account with a new appreciation for both the scientific and social advances made by Curie, whose towering achievements justly earn her a place among the 'Giants.' (bibliography, web resources, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Krull presents another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Leonard Everett Fisher
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Fisher succeeds. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7-11)"
By focusing on the shadows of the world in which Marie Curie lived, Fisher's (Kinderdike, 1994, etc.) striking black-and-white illustrations powerfully convey the obstacles that Curie faced even as she was being celebrated for her work on the discovery and isolation of pure radium. Read full book review >