Search Results: "Naomi Zucker"


BOOK REVIEW

CALLIE’S RULES by Naomi Zucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Worthwhile and entertaining. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Middle school has lots of rules: Don't cross over to the "boys' side" of the cafeteria, don't eat lunch, dress like the popular kids, don't ride your bike to school. Read full book review >

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NAOMI KNOWS IT'S SPRINGTIME by Virginia L. Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 1993

"Nice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The prolific Kroll's litany of the signs of spring—with most of the lines that caption the double-spread illustrations beginning with the title—is lyrical (``...when the air stops nipping her nose and chin and kisses her cheeks instead...when her [tire] swing holds her in a safe, round hug and she sails and spins in a whirling twirl''), but it's just another evocation of the changing seasons—until, at the end, Naomi overhears a neighbor: ``If only Naomi could see the blue in the sky.'' For the first time, readers are clued into the fact that Naomi's blind. Read full book review >

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TELL IT TO NAOMI by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FICTION
Released: June 8, 2004

"However, hangers-on will definitely relish his easy style, well-conceived characterizations, and Dave's humorous insight and plight as he balances changing friendships, first love, and his notorious, new-found alter-ego. (Fiction. YA)"
Sophomore scrub Dave Rosen falls head over heels for bohemian senior Celeste Fanucci at first sight. Read full book review >

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Naomi and Her Friends by Alan Morrison-Topping
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"An evocative, slow-moving whodunit with seductive mythological overtones."
In Morrison-Topping's debut mystery, a grieving, unstable English accountant struggles to solve a murder—and find love again. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NAOMI, LITTLE CHICK by Avirama Golan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The true essence of a picture book: a unique balance of visual and written narrative sure to enchant young and old alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A delightful depiction of the parallel lives of a young girl and a tiny chick from dawn to dusk. Read full book review >

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BECOMING NAOMI LEÓN by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Ryan's sure-handed storytelling and affection for her characters convey a clear sense of Naomi's triumph, as she becomes 'who I was meant to be.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
First-person narrator Naomi León Outlaw and her bright, physically lopsided little brother Owen feel safe in the routines of life in Lemon Grove, California, with great-grandmother Gram. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"A brilliant tour-de-force—funny, sweet, sly and sexy. (Fiction. YA)"
Working in multiple voices, each as clear and as sharp as an iMix, Cohn and Levithan return to tell the story of Naomi and Ely, who have lived across the hall from each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment house since childhood, and are now both at NYU. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE by Benjamin Zucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2000

"The various materials assembled here might add up to a novel, but not without greater authorial inventiveness."
The author of several nonfiction books on gems and jewelry draws on his expertise for an ambitious first novel of challenging design. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Strictly for opera aficionados, a detailed, passionate analysis of what makes tenor singing and its practitioners unique."
A critical look at the evolution of operatic tenor singing, from the 19th century to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAN AND THE MUDMAN by Jonny Zucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Too bad many readers won't buy into this, as the novel has worthy, though preachy intentions, some excitement and supernatural touches aplenty. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Trying to fit in, anti-Semitic bullying and a giant from medieval Jewish lore figure in this British import that tries to do a bit too much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENNO’S BEAR by N.F. Zucker
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Still, Benno's relationship with Bear will intrigue readers, and the plot offers enough suspense and action to keep readers interested until the sentimental final paragraphs. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this debut, a young pickpocket gets caught and must deal with the consequences, good as well as bad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEN by Benjamin Zucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2002

"Multiple readings could perhaps yield more insight—not an onerous task since this is one of the more beautiful books in recent memory—but it's difficult to regard Green as anything more than a curio."
The brilliant minds of today and yesteryear crowd into the exquisitely designed pages of this odd folly of an art novel. Read full book review >