Search Results: "Jeremy Tugeau"


BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS AN OLIVIA by Carolivia Herron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"This will be useful for classroom studies and discussions with a rarely told perspective on families and coming to America. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little African-American girl named Carol Olivia, resembling a younger version of the author, listens as her great-grandmother Olivia shares a story from generations ago. Read full book review >

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF PASSOVER by Linda Leopold Strauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A girl finds wonderful answers to her Passover questions in this sympathetic tale that will resonate with many families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Passover is a time of traditional observance, but this year could be different for a young girl. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE FIRE ALARM by Dori Hillestad Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A solid addition to the series. (Mystery. 6-9)"
The friendliest and smartest golden retriever on the planet is ready for his next detective mystery, exuberantly jumping in with all paws to discover who pulled the school fire alarm. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"This first entry in a series is both sweet and suspenseful. (Mystery. 6-8)"
Golden retriever King can't understand where his family has gone. Read full book review >

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STUFF by Jeremy Strong
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"In spite of the unfortunately silly title, here's a British import that boys may devour just as girls have loved Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series. (Fiction. 12+)"
Fourteen-year-old Simon is a British boy working through a lot of problems: a new stepmother, a new stepsister, a school bully and a girlfriend named Delfine who's not as fine as a longed-for girl named Sky. Read full book review >

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BOY CAESAR by Jeremy Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"What wants to be a transgressive thunderclap ends up a mildly diverting exercise."
Third-century emperor and twenty-first-century academic find they've got oh-so-much in common. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"No landmark, then, but the time is ripe for an introductory synthesis, and MacClancy knows, and covers, the territory."
A wide-ranging summary, by an Oxford anthropologist, of existing studies and ideas—as well as historical material—on the meaning we find in food and eating. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Dauber's prose is swift, clean and clear, and the portrait that emerges is sharply focused."
In the latest entry in the publisher's Jewish Encounters series, Dauber (Yiddish Literature/Columbia Univ.; In the Demon's Bedroom: Yiddish Literature and the Early Modern, 2010, etc.) offers a brisk biography—and, at times, celebration—of the writer who created Tevye the Dairyman, the basis for what became Fiddler on the Roof. Read full book review >

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SALT by Jeremy Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2007

"Ultimately, Pip realizes that Goose has exerted the strongest influence in his life, a matriarch who 'battl[es] the clouds,' preserves family stories and never gives in to 'the temptation to give up.'"
A slowly paced debut novel in which the sights, smells and lore of the landscape of Norfolk, England, play at least as great a role as the characters who inhabit it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 1996

"Skip the ethical bombast and head straight for the prescriptive final chapter, where Iggers offers some practical, if not wholly original, solutions to our unhealthy obsessions with food and consumerism."
A culinary and cultural Luddite critiques the conspicuous consumption of modern American society. Read full book review >