Search Results: "Justin Kaplan"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2006

"A far-reaching portrait of fin de siècle New York, buttressed by the author's assiduous research—even though one can only gasp so many times at the excesses, indulgences and vanities of these two antiheroes."
National Book Award-winning biographer Kaplan (Walt Whitman, 1980, etc.) tells a tale of two cousins, William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor IV. Read full book review >

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THE LANGUAGE OF NAMES by Justin Kaplan
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"But unpacking what's in a name, especially in America, makes for an inexhaustible and entertaining subject for Kaplan and Bernays."
A pleasantly discursive and anecdotally informative light meditation on the ``profound, almost magical, but often unacknowledged significance'' of names. Read full book review >

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COUSIN IRV FROM MARS by Bruce Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Clever, but the sophisticated humor seems aimed at older readers and adults. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sometimes relatives are so weird that they seem to be from outer space. This one just happens to be from Mars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Gourmet reading—rich in ideas, global references and amusing and provocative examples, served with great style."
The mother-son co-authors of Chances Are…: Adventures in Probability (2006) turn their considerable authorial skills and wit to human behavior, from our isolated cave-dwelling ancestors to today's globalized, interconnected world. Read full book review >

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FILMMAKERS BET BIG ON SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS
by John DeNardo

It's no secret that film and television studios can be successful producing science fiction films and shows. What may be surprising is that you can enjoy the next big SciFi blockbuster even before it hits screens. Here's a roundup of the latest science fiction books that have jumped aboard the adaptation train…

 

The Passage by Justin Cronin ...


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JUSTIN SAYRE
by Megan Labrise

When 13-year-old Sophie LeClerq puts together a look, people notice: she’s the prettiest girl in her Park Slope class. Her African-American mother is a fashion journalist, her French father sends designer clothes, and she incorporates their influences into an eclectic style that shines. 

In Chapter 1 of Justin Sayre’s middle-grade novel Pretty, Sophie rocks an Old Navy V-neck with ...


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ALLIES & ASSASSINS by Justin Somper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Here's hoping they'll be rewarded with more depth and color in the sequels to come. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Following the murder of his brother, Prince Anders, Jared must not only assume the throne as ruler of all Archenfield, but take on the role of investigator into the crime. Read full book review >

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ACTING OUT by Justin Chanda
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2008

"A dollop of fun for everyone. (Plays. 8-14)"
Editor Chanda recruited six Newbery Award-winning authors—Avi, Susan Cooper, Sharon Creech, Patricia MacLachlan, Katherine Paterson and Richard Peck—to write one-act plays suitable for children to read either silently or aloud, or perhaps to stage. Read full book review >