Search Results: "Paul Fleischman"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"For high schools that assign one book for all students to read and discuss: This is the one. (source notes, bibliography, suggested resources, glossary, acknowledgements, image credits, index, website) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
With simple, matter-of-fact language, an attractive layout and an abundance of references, this compact guide to addressing climate change is a must-read for millennials and for all who seek solutions to global warming. Read full book review >

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REAR-VIEW MIRRORS by Paul Fleischman
Released: April 1, 1986

"These are the book's virtues, but it's as tidy as a sampler and about as interesting."
Olivia Tate, newly graduated from high school, returns to her late father's house in New Hampshire to complete another rite of passage in this slight novel. Read full book review >

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ZAP by Paul Fleischman
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"However, high-school theater departments willing to experiment with something new might try this as an alternative to the same old reruns of Grease and Romeo and Juliet. (Fiction. 14+)"
"High art meets short attention span" in a new play that's really seven plays in one. Read full book review >

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MIND'S EYE by Paul Fleischman
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Disturbing and moving. (Fiction. 12+)"
The author of Bull Run (1993) and Dateline: Troy (1996) charts another bitter campaign, this one for a teenager's spirit, and waged entirely within the walls of a nursing home. Read full book review >

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WHIRLIGIG by Paul Fleischman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 1998

At once serious and playful, this tale of a teenager's penitential journey to four corners of the country can be read on several levels. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Clueless readers will appreciate the book jacket's reassurance that this is, indeed, a take-off, because like any good satire, it's not easy to tell. (Fiction. 12+)"
Fear and loathing stalk the halls of Cliffside High in this barbed sendup of teenage horror fiction from the versatile Fleischman (Copier Creations, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BORNING ROOM by Paul Fleischman
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Not showy, but deeply rewarding. (Fiction. 11+)"
From an innovative, highly talented novelist and poet (Joyful Noise, 1989 Newbery Award), a quiet cycle of episodes from the life of Georgina Lott, born on her father's Ohio farm in 1851 and eventually revealed to be narrating from her deathbed in the same little room, 67 years later. Read full book review >

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PATH OF THE PALE HORSE by Paul Fleischman
Released: April 13, 1983

"Lep's Philadelphia encounters are neatly interconnected variations on the theme of fraud, faith, and science; Mr. Tweakfield's treacherous servants and Clara's escape from her oily employer keep the plot perking; and Fleischman's period tone and narrative artifice assure the comforts of a tale well told."
The 1793 adventure of Lep, short for Asclepius, a devoted doctor's apprentice who goes to bed with his Materia Medica. Read full book review >