Search Results: "Laurie A. Jacobs"


BOOK REVIEW

A BOX OF CANDLES by Laurie A. Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The chapter headings name the months with their English and Hebrew names, and the straightforward watercolors, while primitive, capture Ruthie's life with clarity and warmth. (glossary) (Fiction. 5-9)"
Jacobs offers a calendar of the Jewish year framed in a story of family and acceptance. Read full book review >

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SILLY FRILLY GRANDMA TILLIE by Laurie A. Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Told in first-person voice by older Sophie, the capricious tale will have young girls wishing for a silly grandma just like Tillie, especially if she can hang a spoon from her nose. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Grandma Tillie feels old and just likes to sit and knit. Or does she? Read full book review >

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LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 2010

"A messy entry in a category of sportswriting that's produced much better."
A grab bag of stories about the American boxing world and how the Mob transformed it in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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HARRIET JACOBS by Jean Fagan Yellin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Yellin's fine reconstruction of an impressive personality should firmly embed Jacobs in American cultural history. (16-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Graceful, honorable portrait, extensively documented and annotated, of the woman who wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.Read full book review >

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DEAR DAD, LOVE LAURIE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: March 1, 1989

After Laurie's parents divorce, her mother requires her to write weekly to her father in Missouri; though Laurie chafes under this burden, she writes enough letters in nine months to fill this book. Read full book review >

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BEING SLOANE JACOBS by Lauren Morrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A thoughtful reminder that it is difficult to walk a mile in someone else's shoes—or in this case, skates. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An on-ice case of traded identities. Read full book review >

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SO MUCH IN COMMON by Laurie Jacobs
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1994

"Gorbachev, a recent Ukrainian emigrÇ, provides delightful humanized animals enjoying the amenities of their world and reacting in various amusing ways to the protagonists' curious camaraderie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Philomena Midge and Horace Abercrombie don't look as though they could be friends; the frilly-aproned hippo's cluttered old house is set in a profusion of flowers while the slimly elegant antelope's sleek abode features a spare Japanese garden, and their habits, too, are diverse. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT COMEBACK OF CAROLINE JACOBS by Matthew Dicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Heartwarming and often darkly humorous, this road trip for vengeance fairly cries out for filming."
Just as easily as a middle school friend can turn into an enemy, so can a wallflower turn into a suburban warrior in this tale of a woman seeking the best comeback to a bully. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"An impressive contribution that exposes the underlying silliness as well as noxiousness of American racial attitudes."
A guidebook for those uncomfortable with the status quo in race relations and unwilling to exploit white or black hatred. Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF KINGS by Mark Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Either too short or far too long: all setup and terribly little payoff."
A kidnapping brings together a spy, an acclaimed novelist, and a diplomat—in a less-than-thrilling thriller. Read full book review >