Search Results: "Jess Rothenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Interesting idea, not-so-great execution. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When Brie's heart literally breaks, killing her, she must go through the five stages of grief before moving on in the afterlife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESS AND THE STINKY COWBOYS by Janice Lee Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Young readers will be seeking sequels. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Deputy Jess and her aunt Gussy have been left in charge of Snake Gulch by Jess's father, the Sheriff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESS WAS THE BRAVE ONE by Jean Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Told with vigor and gentle humor, an unusually fresh look at a perennially interesting theme. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Jess loves thunderstorms and can be counted on to take a strange dog in stride; her older sister Claire—blessed with what her dad terms ``an overactive imagination''—``bleats'' at a tree's windy heights and anticipates a shot as ``a dagger,'' not the ``mosquito bite'' the doctor promises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESS, CHUNK, AND THE ROAD TRIP TO INFINITY by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Well-meaning and timely but not as strong as Meredith Russo's If I Was Your Girl and Brie Spangler's Beast (both 2016). (Fiction. 12-16)"
A trans girl artist goes on a road trip with her fat best friend and publicly dresses as her true self for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE-OUT GRANDMA by Joan Rothenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A book as welcome as a platter of freshly fried latkes—happily, a recipe is included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fresh, wry Hanukkah story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHY TULIP MURDERS by Rebecca Rothenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1996

"Rather dreary stuff, then, except perhaps to environmental enthusiasts."
Dr. Claire Sharples, a microbiologist working as farm advisor at a research station in the California Sierras (The Dandelion Murders, 1994, etc.), is not a happy camper. Read full book review >

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THE BULRUSH MURDERS by Rebecca Rothenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1991

"A judicious balance of science and emotion, then, and a better-than-average debut."
A well-thought-out, nicely written first mystery featuring microbiologist Claire Sharples, a former MIT researcher now trying to acclimate to a southern California agricultural field station, the local peach farmers, and Citrus Grove expert Sam Cooper, a quiet nerd who, somehow, unnerves her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUG MUSIC by David Rothenberg
Released: April 16, 2013

"Not for everyone, but adventurous audiophiles will catch Rothenberg's bug for insect-music appreciation."
A free-wheeling discourse on the nature of insect noise and its interaction with human ideas of music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Impressive and stimulating: an enticing exploration, from the artist's perspective, into the largely unanalyzed subject of birdsong. (A CD will be available on the author's Web site: http://www.whybirdssing.com.)"
An intriguing exploration into the science and art of birdsong, from musician and professor Rothenberg (Philosophy/New Jersey Institute of Technology). Read full book review >