Search Results: "Natalie Zaman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 8, 2012

"This frothy romp through mythology sways between tawdry teen romance and glossy chick-lit. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Hades' two favorite Sirens have gone Greek again, whether they like it or not. And they don't. At least not the banished-to-the-Underworld and slowly-growing-scales parts. Read full book review >

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BLONDE OPS by Charlotte  Bennardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers will be taken with the pink-haired protagonist and her Italian exploits. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage American hacker in Italy becomes embroiled in a whirlwind of fashion, espionage and romance. Read full book review >

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SIRENZ by Charlotte  Bennardo
FICTION
Released: June 8, 2011

"A garish indulgence for young chick-lit devotees. (Paranormal chick lit. 12-15)"
If two mismatched roommates fighting over a pair of high-fashion pumps accidentally push a gorgeous guy to his dismembering death but aren't anywhere near Mt. Read full book review >

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NATALIE WOOD by Gavin Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Full of informed and intelligent observations regarding both Wood's mindset and the politics of Hollywood, but ultimately a wearying, depressing portrait. (65 photos)"
An easily familiar biography of the actress, from a personal friend who fails to connect some of the critical pieces in her puzzle. Read full book review >

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REALITY NATALIE by Katie Sparks
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"An often bright and fun middle-grade novel."
In this debut novel, an 11-year-old girl hopes to win a spot as guest host on a kids' talk show, but she faces obstacles from her parents and best friend. Read full book review >

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NATALIE AND NAUGHTILY by Vincent K. Kirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A witty and fanciful exploration of a timeless childhood fantasy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twin girls as disparate in disposition as their names live atop their family's grandiose department store. Read full book review >

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NATALIE ON THE STREET by Ann Nietzke
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"While literary style and sympathetic perspective make this book easy to read, it is the straightforward approach to Natalie herself that makes it well worth reading."
Novelist Nietzke (Windowlight, not reviewed) effectively brings the serious problem of homelessness to a comprehensible level in her sensitive account of a few months in the life of one woman who made her home on a Los Angeles sidewalk. Read full book review >

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Natalie and the Night Sky by Carolyn Dibb
Released: April 22, 2015

"Ideal for only children and their perfectly sized families."
A heartwarming, insightful debut children's book about an only child who wonders what it would be like to have a bigger family. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Good thing God forgives her—many parents would be investigating that 'spare the rod' verse. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Narrated by the self-numbered Natalie 24, an overactive five-year-old with a lot of big ideas, this Junie B. Jones knockoff packs a lot of action into a just a few pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Scorch of a Skilten by Nashat Zaman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"An entertaining tale for adventure-hungry readers."
In Zaman's well-paced debut YA novel, 11-year-old Clara Skilten has adventures at a training academy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRISONER by Fakhar Zaman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"Z'' is being punished—do we find the reality of an individual sensibility and personality, rather than the obtrusive presence of a political concept only half-successfully made flesh."
The Prisoner ($28.95; Oct. 22, 1996; 176 pp.; 0-7206-1010-9): The first English translation of this claustrophobic short novel, originally published in 1984, recounts the ordeal of a radical Pakistani journalist imprisoned ``because he wrote for the people in their language'' and is now awaiting execution. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE DUCKS by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An energetic take on a very familiar tune. (Board book. 1-2)"
The simple rhyme is presented in a tabbed board book. Read full book review >