Search Results: "Joe Weissmann"


BOOK REVIEW

CAN HENS GIVE MILK? by Joan Betty Stuchner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"The story is so successful in making the absurd seem obvious that readers may wonder why they didn't think of it themselves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An original tale takes readers to that nexus of foolishness, the village of Chelm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MESSY BODY by Liza Fromer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"While it provides accurate information on topics that should appeal to curious school-age readers, this work's reliance on the limited shock value of colloquial terminology seems inappropriate for the intended audience. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
An unusual anatomy book combines familiar children's terms for bodily functions—pee, poop, snot, etc.—with accurate, relatively simple explanations of their roles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2002

"There's wisdom here to be sure, but it's mingled with plenty of self-indulgence."
Thirty-four short medical/social-history essays by the erudite if somewhat dyspeptic physician-author (Democracy and DNA, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The same might be said of the present work, which, however, is not likely to establish its author's literary reputation."
Physician Weissmann (The Doctor with Two Heads, 1990, etc.) takes on the role of social historian in this rather disjointed exploration of the philosophical roots of molecular biology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN SECRET WATERS by Richard Weissmann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 26, 2014

"An occasionally fun thriller, despite simplistic enemies and clunky dialogue."
In Weissmann's debut thriller, a diving expedition for lost diamonds comes up against storms, sharks, and neo-Nazis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"Just like Times Square itself, the pages are filled to the brim. (sources) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An unexpected history of a very famous intersection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWING by Joe Cepeda
by Joe Cepeda, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Engaging fantasy with bright watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Josey finds a virtual treasure trove, in a very unusual way. Read full book review >

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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BELLY BOOK by Joe Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"Emergent readers aren't likely to change their eating habits, but they'll get the point, and also enjoy the menagerie of midriffs. (Easy reader. 4-6)"
"Everybody has a belly. / Babies have them. / So do pops. / So do firemen. / So do cops." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABCOCK by Joe Cottonwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Whether their choices are good or bad, the characters get the benefit of the doubt and the gift of being able to grow and change; it's not all empty calories. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Cottonwood (Danny Ain't, 1992, etc.) returns to the deceptively quiet town of San Puerco, California, for this filling tale of an overweight seventh grader, young love, family, baseball, and rock-'n'-roll. Read full book review >