Search Results: "Mitch Weiss"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Beyond the political implications and entanglements, the story engrosses with its fast-paced, plainspoken narrative."
A nonfiction account of an unlikely American hero in revolutionary Cuba that succeeds as both a thriller and a love story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2006

"It took years of tireless research on the part of an Army investigator to bring this appalling story to even the barest glimmer of light. Sallah and Weiss do a solid job of unearthing the rest of it."
Journalists Sallah and Weiss expand their Pulitzer Prize-winning account of American atrocities in Vietnam to book length. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"A slam-bang military drama whose unambiguous worldview overshadows the larger questions raised by the facts at hand."
Much like "the day we got Bin Laden," the devil is in the details in this military procedural about one of the few wins of Cold War-era spycraft. Read full book review >

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MITCH AND AMY by Alan Tiegreen
FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1967

"Amy conquers multiplication and Mitch advances to Wild Bill Hickok —a successful future seems assured."
It's twins this time at Mrs. Cleary's—nine years old and doing fine, thank you, after a slow start. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS WEISS by Naomi Ragen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Of the complexities embraced in this intergenerational drama, some are harsh and difficult to relate to, while others are universal. The book is unflinching and surprisingly suspenseful."
Ragen (The Tenth Song, 2010, etc.) sensitively explores the repercussions in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family when one of its members leaves the fold. Read full book review >

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PRICELESS GIFTS by Martha Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"An author's note regarding spice trade and related titles is included. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Storytellers Hamilton and Weiss invoke the exotic days of the spice trade in their retelling of a traditional Italian folktale. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST CATCHER by Martha Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Teamed with spirited and eminently tellable prose, they conjure up a colorful, magical land where cleverness can save the day. (author's note) (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
A Bengali barber loves stories so much he refuses payment when he hears one. Read full book review >

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SCARED WITLESS by Martha Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

The latest collection from the duo better known as Beauty and the Beast Storytellers offers recast versions of one-to-three-minute ghost, jump and shaggy-dog tales, interspersed with performance notes addressed to fledgling performers. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN FEAST by Martha Hamilton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Fun for telling or reading. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
An invitation to a party brings neighboring animals to visit and play Pin the Tail on the Donkey (Donkey really doesn't want to play that), Hide and Seek and Horseshoes using Horse's shoes. Read full book review >

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NOODLEHEADS SEE THE FUTURE by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"Two delightfully dense heroes bring folk tales into the 21st century, and young readers are all the richer for it. (Graphic early reader. 5-9)"
Two thickheaded macaroni noodles prove the old adage: a fool and his firewood are soon parted. Read full book review >

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NOODLEHEAD NIGHTMARES by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Endlessly wacky; fast-moving antics and incessant fretting that would make Chicken Little look mellow give this familiar topic a fresh feel. (Graphic early reader. 5-9)"
Anthropomorphic noodles worry and fret over a series of bedtimes and bad dreams. Read full book review >

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Ethan Weiss and the City Between Two Rivers by R. Diskin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"An imaginative adventure in a fully realized alternate world that young readers will surely want to visit."
A young hero exposes an evil plot in this sci-fi adventure set in an alternate version of New York City. Read full book review >