Search Results: "Leta Weiss Marks"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Marks gets no hard answers about her father, but she fashions a substantial and affecting memoir. (photos, not seen)"
Marks's self-described ``medley of truth and fantasy'' explores her family's history in New Orleans culture and her own experiences growing up Jewish in the segregated South. Read full book review >

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FROM THE DEVIL'S FARM by Leta Serafim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Another epitychia (success) in this Greek mystery series."
The horrific slaughter of a child refugee will put Chief Officer Yianis Patronas' sworn duty to uphold the law to the supreme test. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF'S DAUGHTER by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The ink-and-watercolor illustrations look suitably long- ago-and-far-away, with Magpie as a perpetually windblown waif. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Known as the illustrator of Paton Walsh's Birdy and the Ghosties, Marks pens his own easy-to-read fantasy, a rather muddled tale of an honest man disgraced and discharged from his court post when he is suspected of theft. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Ultimately, the uneven presentation makes this Mother Goose collection a supplemental purchase. (Picture book/nursery rhymes. 3-6)"
Over the course of one day, readers are introduced to some familiar and not-so-familiar nursery rhyme characters. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD TURNS ROUND AND ROUND by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Despite its slightness and occasional clumsiness, this has obvious tie-ins for teachers building units on ancestry or geography, and would be suitable for classroom use. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Classmates of various ethnicities receive gifts from their relatives in other countries. Read full book review >

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MAPS by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Still, an excellent survey that nicely conveys the fascination of its many-faceted subject. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
An admirably lucid presentation of what maps are, how they're made, and their many different types and uses. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL TAKES HALF by Leta Serafim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"This immersive escapist mystery should put Serafim on the map."
In this auspicious series opener, the chief of police investigates a grisly discovery at a remote archaeological site on the Greek island of Chios. Read full book review >

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STONE MEN by Nicki Weiss
by Nicki Weiss, illustrated by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 1993

"The terror—never so easy to foil—is omitted; but the tale of loner-turned-hero is appealing; the introduction to the setting is appropriate for its audience; and the beautifully composed illustrations are truly lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Old Isaac, a peddler with a reputation for being a little odd, pushes his cart without even a donkey for company, talking only to stone figures he builds on his way from village to village. Read full book review >

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ZOO by Graham Marks
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The tone and quality are consistent throughout, and a contemporary edge provides extra panache. (Fiction. YA)"
Kidnapped outside his home in San Diego, Cam awakens in Seattle confused and frightened. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"Like a Betty Crocker recipe: goes down easy."
Cheerful social history follows the career of General Mills's long-lived celebrity spokeswoman. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A tale that beggars belief, told in a most amiable, if long-winded, way."
An easygoing international drug smuggler tells his life story. Read full book review >