Search Results: "Kristin Levine"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PAPER COWBOY by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"A winningly authentic, realistic and heartwarming family drama. (author's note, photos) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A family crisis pushes a 12-year-old wannabe cowboy living outside Chicago in 1953 to resort to bullying and damaging pranks. Read full book review >

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LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"This engaging story, with its emphasis on the impact of friendship and on finding one's voice when it is most important to be heard, will no doubt appeal to a broad range of readers and inspire many interesting conversations. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The remarkable story of the Little Rock Nine is familiar to many, but what happened next? In this quietly powerful page-turner, Levine focuses her attention on the events that unfolded in Little Rock the year after the integration of the city's public schools. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BAD LUCK I EVER HAD by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Dit and Emma are likable protagonists, and the growth of their friendship, along with Dit's emerging moral conscience, make this a fine debut novel by an author to watch. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
When 12-year-old Emma Walker comes to Moundville, Ala., with her father, the new postmaster, Harry "Dit" Sims feels it's "the worst piece of bad luck" he's ever had. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERJI KRISTIN by Latife Tekin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An accomplished debut."
Evocations of contemporary urban life on the margins—in a first US publication from Turkish novelist Tekin. Read full book review >

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TENDER IS LEVINE by Andrew Bergman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though the biggest surprises come early on, Bergman (Hollywood and LeVine, 1975, etc.) piles on canny 1950 detail and keeps the story moving so smartly from New York to Havana to Las Vegas that you won't have a minute to consider what gossamer nonsense it is."
Like his creator, who's just returning to fiction after a sabbatical writing and directing Hollywood comedies like Striptease, New York shamus Jack LeVine has just come through a trying period, and he's in no mood for trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Somewhat nebulous in focus, this is nonetheless an affecting examination of issues beyond the scope of Lardner's original articles. (Author tour)"
A painful account of a murder, told by a hard-boiled journalist who is also the victim's father. Read full book review >

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LOLA LEVINE IS NOT MEAN! by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Celebrate a truly accepting multicultural character. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Brown introduces a smart, young protagonist with a multicultural background in this series opener for chapter-book readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLEST LEVINE by Sandy Lanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"This should be inspirational to little tykes who are expected to carry on with the tradition and need to understand their larger role in the Seder ceremony. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
For little Hannah, being the youngest in the family is a vexing issue—until it is time for the Passover Seder, and one special honor is given only to her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENINA LEVINE IS A POTATO PANCAKE by Rebecca O’Connell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"In this prequel to 2007's Penina Levine Is a Hard-Boiled Egg, O'Connell's feisty, endearing tween character allows readers a glimpse into a typical Jewish-American modern household. (Fiction. 8-10)"
As the fall semester of her sixth grade year winds down, Penina's woes overshadow any Hanukkah celebration. Read full book review >

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PENINA LEVINE IS A HARD-BOILED EGG by Rebecca O’Connell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Well-crafted multiple themes are integrated into a captivating, realistic middle-grade novel where conflicts are addressed, if not resolved, in pragmatic and convincing scenarios. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Life for Penina is becoming more combative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL BEAUTY by Kristin Roskifte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It rarely comes amiss to give superficiality a poke in the eye, but this is an awfully sharp stick. (Picture book. 5-9) "
Denizens of the zoo become slaves to fashion, with predictably unfortunate results. Read full book review >