Search Results: "Jordan Smoller"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"An informative overview of research in neuroscience that provides a scientific foundation for understanding mental disorders."
Smoller (Psychiatry and Epidemiology/Harvard Univ.; co-author: Psychiatric Genetics, 2008) suggests that "[l]ike the purloined letter of Poe's tale, many of the most fundamental features of the normal mind have been hidden in plain sight." Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2007

"Smoller's detailed, engaging portrait of both the period and Rachel's emotional maturation aptly demonstrates how extreme forces can mold-even fortify-a life."
Amid one of the 20th century's most turbulent periods, a Polish Jew finds herself. Read full book review >

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ANGEL FALLS by Tanis Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"A modest introduction that will provoke further investigation into the exotic Venezuelan interior. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
The Jordans (Jungle Days, Jungle Nights, 1993) take a slow poke down the Carrao River in Venezuela, enroute to Angel Falls, that glorious 3,200-foot plunge that is the highest waterfall in the world. Read full book review >

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DOWN ON CASEY'S FARM by Sandra Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"At Casey's farm, the days are always summer and the light a shade of gold. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Casey's farm is in his backyard: His animal creatures are toys, a wooden box his barn. Read full book review >

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DODGER AND ME by Jordan Sonnenblick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Over the top, short on logic and often quite silly, this quick read will please fans of such televised cotton candy as The Fairly OddParents. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sonnenblick's first for younger audiences features an ironic, sarcastic, self-deprecating narrator similar to his young-adult narrators. Read full book review >

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DODGER FOR PRESIDENT by Jordan Sonnenblick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"A secondary purchase at best. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Fifth-grader Willie Ryan makes the mistake of leaving his ex-genie, invisible blue-chimp buddy Dodger unsupervised and ends up having to run for student-council president against ruthless and popular James Beeks. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Moreover, the reader falls in love with the brothers, laughing and crying by turns and rooting for both of them until it almost hurts. (Fiction. 12+)"
First-time author Sonnenblick has pulled off a rare feat. Read full book review >

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THE RAGING QUIET by Sherryl Jordan
Released: May 1, 1999

"Fire and sweetness, the pulse of daily existence, how to cope with differences, and the several kinds of love are all present, wrapped in a page-turner to keep readers enthralled. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Against a medieval setting far away and long ago, Jordan crafts a passionate and sensuous tale. Read full book review >