Search Results: "Ksenia Topaz"


BOOK REVIEW

JODIE'S PASSOVER ADVENTURE by Anna Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Ultimately, this attempt to show how archeology can provide answers to ancient history's mysteries disappoints. (Picture book. 5-8)
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A Passover family picnic is preceded by a quick exploration of and discovery beneath the ground in the Old City of Jerusalem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOPAZ by Leon Uris
Released: Oct. 6, 1967

"UNCUT SCREEN GEM."
PARIS...LONDON...KEY WEST...NEW YORK...SDECE. ..KGB...ININ...STOP...ABECEDARIAN ADVENTURE...KUZNETOV (HE KGB) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JODIE'S SHABBAT SURPRISE by Anna Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Kids probably wouldn't want to drink juice produced by bare feet, but that prospect is more intriguing than this minor effort. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A dog makes an unexpected discovery just before Shabbat. Read full book review >

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JODIE’S HANUKKAH DIG by Anna Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Levine provides an intriguing alternative to conventional retellings of the Hanukkah tale, juxtaposing archeology's importance in understanding history against the ancient tradition. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jodie wants to be an archeologist; she's eager to uncover treasures of ancient lands, just like her dad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZVUVI’S ISRAEL by Tami Lehman-Wilzig
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Still, Zvuvi and Zahava are likable guides, and the overall design and wealth of information make this a friendly introduction to the country. (map, glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Zvuvi the fly and cousin Zahava lead a tour of Israel's sights and historical venues from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, from the coastal beaches of Netanya and Eilat through Haifa and the Galilee, north and south to Tiberias and the Dead Sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"For the most part, Tunnell and Chilcoat provide a valuable, incisive, comprehensive text. (b&w photos, index, unseen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, it took more than dust storms, loss of pets, disruption of family life, and other confusion to quell the indomitable spirits of the Japanese-American third-grade students in Lillian ``Anne'' Yamauchi Hori's class when their families were interned at the camp in Topaz, Utah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT IN A TOPAZ TANGO by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Though Louie's latest alphabetical caper (Cat in a Sapphire Slipper, 2008, etc.) is longwinded and not especially mysterious, fans and feline fanciers will no doubt curl up and purr."
Temple Barr and her housemate, noir feline detective Midnight Louie, dance with second-string stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Drop-Dead Gorgeous by Navy Topaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"Chick-lit fantasy at its most textbook, with a predictable but fun Hollywood plot."
A woman raised to believe that she's an ugly duckling gets a life-changing makeover in this tale of beauty, both inside and out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRINITY by Leon Uris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1976

"Be it admitted, he keeps his story sturdily self-perpetuating without interrupting its continuity by so much as having to change the ribbon on his typewriter."
With his usual partisan magnanimity, Uris devotes himself to another popular/unpopular lost cause, the Irish, and in particular the Fenian struggle which extended from the mid 19th century to the Easter Monday Uprising of 1916 in all its "Terrible Beauty." Read full book review >