Search Results: "Mark Shulman"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"En route to Jon Agee's tours de force, don't miss this wow of a detour. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Retro art, inventive typography and antic wordplay mix in this bright offering. Read full book review >

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ANN AND NAN ARE ANAGRAMS by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Although the complex form is challenging to imitate, this tale will surely spark fun wordplay; successful practitioners will fawn proudly. (Picture book. 6-10)"
It is bad enough that Robert's Mom and Dad Are Palindromes (2006), but when he learns that his sisters are anagrams, it nearly sends him over the edge. Read full book review >

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GORILLA GARAGE by Mark Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"This only warrants purchase where simian stories are in high demand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy and his dad are out for a drive when their car breaks down. Read full book review >

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STELLA THE STAR by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

Shulman's wry comedy of errors sends up over-eager parents. Read full book review >

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LOUIS AND THE DODO by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2006

"Young readers will pull for him, and, who knows, may regard their less conventional peers with more tolerance afterwards. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A poster child for outsiders everywhere takes flight—literally and figuratively—in this dreamy, oddball episode. Read full book review >

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FILLMORE AND GEARY TAKE OFF! by Mark Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Even confirmed dog-lovers, human or otherwise, will undoubtedly agree. (Picture book. 7-9)"
To Shulman's daffy tale of a boy and his robot pal off on a quest for proper role models for their newly-assembled dog, Fickling contributes both digitally created, Jimmy Neutron-style illustrations, and a cleverly designed punch-out paper spacecraft tucked into a rear pocket. Read full book review >

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NOT ANOTHER TEA PARTY by Mark Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 28, 2006

"Quirky and appealing illustrations accompany this tale of a girl who learns a lesson about bossiness and flexibility. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hilary is a tea party connoisseur. Read full book review >

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SUPER OSCAR by Oscar De La Hoya
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2006

"This simple story, suffused with good feelings and elevated by wry artwork, marks a notable debut for its celebrity author. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Besides daydreaming, young Oscar's favorite activity is his neighborhood's Saturday picnics. Read full book review >

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ENTHUSIASM by Polly Shulman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Several cuts above the usual fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Two best friends experience confusion in love in this nifty little spin on Pride and Prejudice. Read full book review >

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THE WELLS BEQUEST by Polly Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor. (author's note, librarian's note) (Science fiction. 10 & up)"
In this stand-alone companion to The Grimm Legacy (2010), the most extraordinary library in the world makes physical impossibilities possible. Read full book review >

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SAFE HOUSE by Burton Shulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1996

"Severely limited in range, but these tales of bleak, misshapen lives do offer a unified worldview—one more than a little familiar to anyone growing up male in America."
Probing men's insecurities with a vengeance, a debut collection of nine stories from Shulman gives a tightly focused but often repetitive view of macho misfiring and emotional turbulence. Read full book review >