Search Results: "Lizabeth Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 30, 2003

"A fine work of history, showing how we came to live in a world of things, fat if not necessarily happy."
Pop quiz: Patriotism involves (a) giving your life for your country; (b) flying the flag on national holidays; (c) shopping till you drop. If you answered (c), you'll be well prepared to follow this intriguing, oblique look at the recent American past by Bancroft Prize-winner Cohen (Making a New Deal, 1990). Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"In the final pages, teens will find themselves questioning not only their current fashion choices, but also the implications of truth within their families and school communities. (Fiction. YA)"
Maggie, the new girl at Berkley Prep, gleefully joins a secret club reserved for the super-rich but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the group's weekly ritual: posting their classmates' secrets on The Wall. Read full book review >

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GIRL OF THE MOMENT by Lizabeth Zindel
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"A good first outing. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Lily lands an internship with Samantha Snow, a rising Hollywood starlet. Read full book review >

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A GIRL, A GHOST, AND THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS by Lizabeth Zindel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"That novel, however, saddled with the author's determination to shoehorn in thinly drawn stand-ins for Polonius, Ophelia and Laertes, as well as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and an iMovie version of the Claudius-poisons-King-Hamlet play (starring rowdy Australians), is a hot mess. (Fiction. YA)"
For her third outing, Zindel (Girl of the Moment, 2007, and The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies, 2008) takes a stab at updating Hamlet, transforming the melancholy Dane into a California girl mourning her mother's suicide—or was it? Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Disappointing, overall, but not without some felicitous choices."
A showcase for the overlooked writers of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico that's a bit heavy on surprise endings. Read full book review >

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THE ONE AND ONLY ZOË LAMA by Tish Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

Readers will fairly hear a laugh track in the background of this pleasant-enough tween-girl-sitcom-script of a story, companion to 2007's The Invisible Rules of the Zoë Lama. Read full book review >

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EDDY’S DREAM by Miriam Cohen
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A chorus of lively, informative voices waiting to be discovered by those who make the effort to listen. (Poetry. 9+)"
Katz has experimented with writing poems in the voices of Americans of the past, utilizing this approach with original poems in American History Poems (1998). Read full book review >

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JACOB'S LITTLE SISTER by Miriam Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"The sweet sibling relationship and the focus on Daddy as primary caregiver make this one stand out. (Board book. 2-4)"
Big brother Jacob helps Daddy take care of mischievous Little Sister in the newest offering in the Backpack Baby board-book series. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE RULES OF THE ZOË LAMA by Tish Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Sitcom style for familiar themes. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Children with their own insightful rules on life have become a popular vehicle for poignant themes. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"Notes; bibliography; resources; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Cohen's subtitle expresses his activist theme; though it's evenhanded, this what-to-do volume, dedicated to the animals in the author's life who have ``given me so much more than I was ever able to give them,'' communicates a strong sympathy. Read full book review >