Search Results: "Laurence Tribe"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A well-researched, unsettling investigation of recent trends in the nation's highest court."
With Chief Justice John Roberts' leadership of the Supreme Court approaching its 10th anniversary, Tribe (Constitutional Law/Harvard Univ.; The Invisible Constitution, 2008, etc.) and Matz, who clerks for a federal judge, provide a perspective on the changes reflected in the court's decision-making patterns. Read full book review >

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PAPA CHAGALL, TELL US A STORY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Nevertheless, it's an engaging entry in a winning series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of introductory picture books about the artists with this entry on Marc Chagall. Read full book review >

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CÉZANNE AND THE APPLE BOY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An author's note rounds out the background of the story and indicates that young Paul's grandson, Philippe Cézanne, assisted in its making. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of picture books about children and great artists with this homey episode about Paul Cézanne and his son, also named Paul. Read full book review >

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A FRIEND FOR TIGER by Laurence Bourguignon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"This touching story shows how the road to maturity is truly achieved one small step at a time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two newcomers create a warm, honest look at a boy's empathy with a caged tiger. Read full book review >

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DRAGON'S GATE by Laurence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Explanatory note; reading list. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Yep illuminates the Chinese immigrant experience here and abroad in a follow-up to The Serpent's Children (1984) and Mountain Light (1985). Read full book review >

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MAGELLAN by Laurence Bergreen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An engrossing, dramatic account of courage and tragedy from the Age of Discovery. (maps, charts, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Bergreen ably adapts his book for adults Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (2003) into a gripping and harrowing true adventure story for young readers. Read full book review >

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SEADEMONS by Laurence Yep
Released: Nov. 23, 1977

"Hard to categorize, but nice."
"The Folk" are a shipload of refugees recently escaped from a race of cruel masters who employed them as combat troops and kept them in a state of technological ignorance. Read full book review >

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FLORIDA STRAITS by Laurence Shames
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"A comic novel with no laughs: all the humor blooms from character, not from farcical difficulties—a wise business move by Shames."
Nifty comic novel about a bumbling, low-level Mafia gofer who leaves the mob behind and goes to Key West to make a new life for himself. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN DRAGONS by Laurence Yep
NONFICTION
Released: June 30, 1993

"An afterword and brief bibliography suggest readings in Asian-American history and literature plus materials with guidelines for evaluating stories about Asian- American children. (Anthology. YA+)"
A much-needed (if uneven) collection of stories and poems plus an excerpt from a one-man show, developed while Yep taught in Asian-American studies at the University of California. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO PARADISE by Laurence Shames
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"The results are as tartly amusing as ever, but a lot more predictable—a good introduction for newcomers, but a letdown for fans."
The premise of Shames's new Florida crime comedy couldn't be simpler: a vacationing innocent is mistaken for an up-and-coming mobster. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Impeccable: Leamer never overreaches, delivering accessible and even insightful portraits of Camelot's sons. (Two 16-page b&w photo inserts, not seen)"
Unpretentious profiles of Joseph Kennedy's surviving sons and many grandsons in the post-JFK years. Read full book review >