Search Results: "Michaele Weissman"


BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY CONSEQUENCES by M.D. Prothrow-Stith
NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1991

"A comprehensive and seemingly workable blueprint—and Prothrow-Stith seems enough of a powerhouse to get her message to those in positions to act on it. (For another, more profound look at male violence, see Myriam Miedzian's Boys Will Be Boys, reviewed above.)"
``As the former public health commissioner of Massachusetts, as a physician, as a parent, as a black American, and as an inner- city resident,'' Prothrow-Stith, now assistant dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, brings impressive credentials to the writing of this book—and to the sensible array of solutions she offers to the growing problem of homicide as the leading cause of death among young American men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK THE SEVEN-LEGGED SPIDER by Michaele Razi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"By turns hilarious, affirming, and an itsy bit disturbing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After losing a leg, a spider sets out to find it—and his identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Reinvented Lives by Annie Weissman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2013

"An important, gripping story about facing change with curiosity, fear, love and, ultimately, acceptance."
In Weissman's poignantfirst novel, three adult sisters and their ailing mother struggle to reconcile their often divergent points of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAPLIN by Stephen Weissman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Find space on the crowded Chaplin shelf for this perceptive, literate take on the great screen clown."
A fresh entry in the evergreen field of works devoted to Charlie Chaplin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR DEAD PERSON by Benjamin Weissman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A blood-and-guts account of the real American Dream."
Weissman gathers all that is ugly, vulgar, obscene, scary, disgusting, dangerous, sick, tragic, and sad to create a debut collection that offers a refreshing, nauseating, hilarious, deranged take on human nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NERD CAMP by Elissa Brent Weissman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"This celebration of summer camp and geekiness tries too hard. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Gabe is torn between his enthusiasm for a summer residential program for gifted children and his fear that his new, cool stepbrother-to-be will find out he's a nerd. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH MARK HOOPER by Elissa Brent Weissman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Though there is some character development and bad Mark Hopper gradually becomes less annoying, the novel never does. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Not every amusing concept yields a correspondingly amusing novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHORT SELLER by Elissa Brent Weissman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"While the slow start and trappings of finance culture will deter some readers, those who are drawn in by Lindy's passion and the fun math puzzles will be rewarded by a startlingly suspenseful conclusion, with far more at stake than mere classroom drama. (Fiction. 11-12)"
A seventh-grader plays the stock market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANDING FOR SOCKS by Elissa Brent Weissman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"While there are some memorable moments as Fara matures, the agenda-laden message makes for a didactic debut. (Fiction. 9-12)"
While social activism arguably deserves promotion, this well-intentioned narrative provides only lackluster support for its cause. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRIANGLES by Arnold Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An especially good buy for home or classroom. (Picture book. 0-6)"
The most intriguing of three simultaneously published ``Playshapes'' board books (the others are Circles and Squares), this tall right triangle (with slightly rounded corners for safety and durability) opens to form an isosceles triangle that becomes the shape of a tree, the inside of a tent, a mountain, a sailboat, and a party hat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"Good for aspiring writers and artists. (Collective memoir. 8-12)"
Twenty-six notable authors and illustrators of children's books—including the book's editor—introduce themselves via their childhood memories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2001

"Useful reading in a time when, for Americans of whatever age, the rule of attire seems to be anything goes—and the sillier the better."
Fashion meets politics—and gets a little frayed in the encounter. Read full book review >