Search Results: "Mari Jo Buhle"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Buhle has done so in this informative scholarly feat."
An idea-laden work about the ongoing 20th-century dialogue in America between psychoanalysis and feminism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LIVE IN TOKYO by Mari Takabayashi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A painted map of Japan provides a frame of reference, and the final page includes pronunciations for the months, the numbers from one to twelve, and a few Japanese words and phrases. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Here is a charming—and accurate—introduction to Tokyo as seen through the eyes of a fictional seven-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN GIRL by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Mancusi's engrossing tale provides a gripping glimpse at competitive snowboarding and a penetrating look at friendships within that context. (Fiction. 11-14)"
With a dad who is a former Winter X Games athlete and an impressive achievement record of her own, Lexi seems poised for the Olympics when a devastating snowboarding accident occurs. Read full book review >

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CARRETA DE LA MUERTE by Mari Ulmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"The highlight may be the appended Spanish-to-English glossary."
Taos, New Mexico, gearing up for the revelry of Las Fiestas, suddenly has more con artists and killers than tourists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISADORA DUNCAN by Sabrina Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"A somewhat sanitized portrait; Duncan might have preferred something bolder."
Cartoonist Jones takes an admiring glance at the truncated life and roller-coaster times of the woman who traversed three continents to revolutionize dance. Read full book review >

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I LIVE IN BROOKLYN by Mari Takabayashi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2004

"I-like-to-do-with-my-family genre, this is fine, but it doesn't look like Brooklyn at all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Takabayashi's latest starts out promisingly. Read full book review >

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RUSH HOUR by Christine Loomis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"While adults may appreciate the irony (intended or not), and children will gain a certain amount of gratification from poring over the crammed images, the book imparts a sense of harried hopelessness that's almost overwhelming. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Rural readers unfamiliar with the pace of the urban rat race will be amused and enlightened by this excursion from suburbia to Manhattan as chronicled by Loomis (The Hippo Hop, 1995, etc.) and the astonishing Takabayashi. Read full book review >

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UNSPOKEN by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Features all the virtues of Knutas' English-language debut, from grim atmosphere to sharply rendered characters, plus a better constructed mystery with some unusually subtle clues."
Sweden's Det. Supt. Anders Knutas shows that the weeks leading up to Christmas can be just as bleak as the pitiless midsummer of Unseen (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMOKED by Mari Mancusi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Where there's smoke, there's fire. And dragons. And the end of the world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
No one is immune to sacrifice and revenge, and sometimes even a vegetarian dragon can have a taste for blood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESSES, INC.  by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Lightweight, disposable fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
News that YouTube star and fan-fiction hero Collin Prince will be a special guest at a comic convention sends Hailey, 13, and her three besties scrambling to finance a trip to Comicpalooza. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMONS OF LOVE by Mari Ruti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A psychological look at love relationships and their pragmatic benefits that cleverly blends scientific language and romantic concepts."
Canadian professor Ruti has love all figured out and explains why it's worth the trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2002

"So crammed that it belies navigation and so committed to its cause that it erodes believability: a text that provides ample background but limited enjoyment. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Terrific material on Hollywood resisters, marred by imprecision and excess. Read full book review >