Search Results: "Miriam Glassman"


BOOK REVIEW

CALL ME OKLAHOMA! by Miriam Glassman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though it's not quite as layered as some other beginning chapter books, young readers who are searching for their own selves will certainly appreciate this new heroine. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Paige Turner is tired of being timid—but she needs a new name to go with her new identity. Read full book review >

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BOX TOP DREAMS by Miriam Glassman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The school scenes are particularly strong and dead-on relevant to readers' concerns. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A sympathetically written growing-up novel with a likable heroine, Ariadne, whose fifth-grade year is fraught with changes. Read full book review >

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HALLOWEENA by Miriam Glassman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Yoking the sweetly normal (Hepzibah's ironing board) with the wryly odd (the ironing board has chicken feet) reflects the very human story of fitting in, making friends, and working with what you are given. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A very giggle-inducing telling of an unusual adoption story. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM IN THE DESERT by Jacqueline Jules
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"They effectively match the original and simple dialogue-driven text. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Miriam, Moses's sister, is featured in the fourth in Jules's Bible series, offering encouragement and guidance to the Israelites as they continue their seemingly endless thirst- and hunger-filled journey through the desert following their escape from Egypt. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM, EVER WATCHFUL by Ann Letzter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"A well-intentioned but awkwardly executed rendition of a biblical tale."
A retelling of the biblical story of Miriam for young readers. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM THE MEDIUM by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2004

"With a title like this, you get your money's worth."
A gently amusing debut for the Reformed set follows the financial vicissitudes of a psychic in Great Neck, Long Island, struggling to make her calling respectable among the suburban well-heeled. Read full book review >

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LOVE AMONG THE ORIENTALS by Maxine Glassman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Glassman's knowledge of and fondness for rugs is the singular strength of an otherwise wan debut outing, in which the sex is more busy than erotic and the rug-theft subplot is a half-woven afterthought."
A cloying celebration of the sexual high-jinks of the employees of a Boston rug store, punctuated by a ho-hum mystery about stolen carpets. Read full book review >

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MY WORKING MOM by Peter Glassman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Gammell's Monster Mama (1993). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mother as mad scientist, mother as witch—that's what the illustrations here are all about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DUDE AND THE ZEN MASTER by Jeff Bridges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"May lead readers to plenty of better introductions to Zen. You dig?"
A rambling conversation on all things Zen between the mystic-minded movie star and his spiritual teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAD’S JOB by Peter Glassman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Silly, but fun. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A youngster listens to his dad talk about work each night and takes it too literally. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD NEXT DOOR by Peter Glassman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Lightweight, but fun. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Only the narrator recognizes Mr. Myers as a wizard; only he can see that the new neighbor is not grilling hot dogs but cooking up a magic potion, that he has huge, fantastic pets, can summon up a tornado to rid himself of unwelcome visitors, and—as substitute teacher—presides over a wonderfully magical day. 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 >