Search Results: "Linda Kranz"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU BE YOU by Linda Kranz
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A good choice to help children consider similarities and differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many fish in the sea—and they are all different. Read full book review >

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LOVE YOU WHEN... by Linda Kranz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Artistically inspirational, if not inspired itself. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This love letter of a book from parent to child includes lovely photographs of carefully arranged and painted rocks, but an uninspired text falls short of its original artistic conceit. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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WENDELL LEARNS A LESSON by Steve Kranz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A fun story of friendship and forgiveness for young independent readers and patient lap readers."
The Golfing Bee is back in a new rule-learning adventure from Kranz and Motz (The Golfing Bee, 2016).Read full book review >

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OUR BROTHERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA by Jonathan David Kranz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"A dry mystery, an interracial relationship, and a quiet struggle against provincial tyranny make for a choppy-but-promising debut. (Fiction. 14-16)"
Three teenagers in a New Jersey resort town bond over death and petty corruption. Read full book review >

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Released: July 15, 1993

"List of sources of help; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Using examples and analogies to define this often unreported crime, the authors explore their subject's extensive gray area in detail, acknowledging that perceptions of victim and rapist often differ but emphasizing that the element of unwillingness determines legal rape. Read full book review >

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Released: July 15, 1994

"State-by-state list of resources; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This most helpful addition to the literature on teen suicide keeps calm, provides forthright information, and, more than earlier books, concentrates on loss as a precursor to suicidal feelings and acts. Read full book review >