Search Results: "Joan Heilbroner"


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A PET NAMED SNEAKER by Joan Heilbroner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A worthy title for new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Sneaker the snake proves himself a lovable pet in this beginning reader. Read full book review >

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TEACHINGS FROM THE WORLDLY PHILOSOPHY by Robert Heilbroner
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Judicious and generous selections from the key writings of masters of the economics game, complete with perceptive commentary from their latter-day Boswell."
A lively medley of readings from nearly 20 economists who have left their mark on Western civilization. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

"Like a long but intense TV-movie (with even an extraneous love subplot between Keeney and a fellow lawyer thrown in): stock characters and real thrills. (Photos—not seen.)"
The nail-biting tale of a female serial killer and the lawyer who dogged her to justice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A worldly philosopher's provocative broad-brush perspectives on what the morrow could bring."
More rewarding deliberations on the past, present, and future from economist Heilbroner, adapted from lectures he gave last year at the New York Public Library. Read full book review >

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21ST CENTURY CAPITALISM by Robert Heilbroner
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 1993

"Perceptive analyses of a resilient economic regime whose sociopolitical accountability still leaves much to be desired."
Another elegant inquiry from Heilbroner (The Nature and Logic of Capitalism, 1985, etc.), this based on lectures he gave in Canada last autumn. Read full book review >

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AT HOME IN A NEW LAND by Joan Sandin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"For young history students and children wishing to learn more about Swedish immigration. (author note, glossary) (Fiction. 4-8)"
Sandin presents her third slice of Swedish-American history in the venerable I Can Read series. Read full book review >

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WOW! IT'S GREAT BEING A DUCK by Joan Rankin
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The various font sizes are so aggressively manipulated that they mitigate any potential momentum. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A cumulative tale from Rankin (Scaredy Cat, 1996, etc.), as much about the choice of typeface as it is a story, falls short despite its elegant, finely detailed artwork. Read full book review >

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ALMOST HOME by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Sugar, with her natural gift for rubbing down imperfections, will win readers' hearts. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Through months of homelessness and her mother's breakdown, sixth-grader Sugar Mae Cole and her puppy, Shush, demonstrate what it means to be sweet. Read full book review >

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QUESTORS by Joan Lennon
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Fans of Philip Reeve's Larklight (2006) and Angie Sage's Septimus Heap trilogy will enjoy these quests. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The rule of threes reigns in this solidly crafted slipstream novel that incorporates fantasy tropes with science-fiction concepts. Read full book review >

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KNUCKLEHEADS by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Original and entertaining. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What is the sound of one hand clapping? Read full book review >

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STAND TALL by Joan Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If the story is unabashedly inspirational, maybe that's something young readers will appreciate these days—an eloquent story of ordinary heroes when 'the shock of loss was everywhere.' (Fiction. 10+)"
Tree is the tallest seventh-grade boy ever to attend Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School. Read full book review >

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LOOK-ALIKES JR. by Joan Steiner
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Captioned by couplets, closed with a complete key to materials, these pages take Walter Wick's photographs for the I Spy series a step further, to an imagination- expanding realm where a pencil or a breadstick can play any number of amazing roles. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Steiner brings the dazzling ingenuity of her debut, Look-Alikes (1998) to a series of less dense, but no less savory, sight games for younger children. Read full book review >