Search Results: "Pascal Dizin"


BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF SPIES by Susan Kim
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"A nice mix of espionage, romance and adventure, this well-paced, well-drawn tale will surely appeal to thoughtful young readers. (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
With World War II at its height, fledgling cartoonist Evelyn is embroiled on the homefront in what appears to be a German conspiracy in this retro-tinged graphic novel. Read full book review >

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THE DIVINE CHILD by Pascal Bruckner
Released: Nov. 7, 1994

"One of those too-clever novels where the writer is more intent on strutting his stuff than telling a convincing tale."
A would-be Rabelaisian novel from French writer Bruckner (Evil Angels, 1987), who has an interesting idea—defy death by refusing to be born—but smothers it with gratuitously explicit sex, grotesque physical details, and old-hat intellectualism. Read full book review >

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IF WISHES WERE HORSES... by Francine Pascal
Released: Jan. 17, 1994

"Hard to believe, even harder to care."
Lopsided, thin, whiny novel about young love in New York City and middle-aged widowhood in the south of France: the second adult offering (Save Johanna!, 1981) from the creator of the Sweet Valley High series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2001

"Students of psychology and philosophy will find much value in Boyer's treatise, but it will probably strike most general readers as dry and daunting."
A roundabout consideration of why humans turn to otherworldly thoughts. Read full book review >

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Released: March 24, 2009

"A fantastic science-fiction ride for young adults."
A pair of child TV stars lead double lives in this rollicking YA science-fiction adventure. Read full book review >

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ME AND DAD by Maria Catherine
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Do not spend much time deliberating about this title—pass. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A slide show of snapshots of different children and their fathers spending happy times together. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CHRISTMAS TREE by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"The pint-sized tree isn't quite dead wood, but it never comes to life as a believable character the reader can care about. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A scraggly, undersized evergreen tree finds a home on Christmas Eve in this sentimental story that turns the unwanted tree into an anthropomorphic main character. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR TED by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2008

"Kids will be anxious to see what kind of fireman Ted becomes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ted is one prepared bear. Read full book review >

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SEAL SONG by Andrea Spalding
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Read aloud or alone, the storytelling and illustrations work well together, creating a memorable, satisfying whole. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Finn, a fisherman's son, befriends a seal who becomes his selkie friend until she gives up her human life to rescue him in a storm. Read full book review >

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MY CHRISTMAS STORY by June Pascal
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A quick, lighthearted read about the trials of unrequited love and platonic friendship."
In this short debutmemoir spanning just one year, Pascal depicts the progress of a romantic relationship. Read full book review >

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A PET NAMED SNEAKER by Joan Heilbroner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A worthy title for new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Sneaker the snake proves himself a lovable pet in this beginning reader. Read full book review >