Search Results: "Paul Fleischman"


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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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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 >

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BREAKOUT by Paul Fleischman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A stunning tour de force. (Fiction. YA)"
Life begets art begets life: "It's fiction. Read full book review >

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SEEK by Paul Fleischman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A splendid, smart, and savvy addition to YA literature. (Fiction. YA)"
The classic teen quest for identity is recast in an ambitious, challenging, hilarious format. Read full book review >

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BULL RUN by Paul Fleischman
Released: Feb. 28, 1993

"Maps and illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 10+)"
Using a montage of characters in the manner of Spoon River Anthology, a fine novelist and poet offers 60 vignettes from 16 contrasting individuals who describe experiences from Fort Sumter to Bull Run. Read full book review >

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TOWNSEND'S WARBLER by Paul Fleischman
Released: May 30, 1992

"How the bird got its name is interesting and exemplary; the narrative structure is a worthy experiment; but the story—like Townsend's specimen—lost its vitality along the way to being memorialized. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
In a slim volume whose understated, elegant appearance recalls his Newbery winner (Joyful Noise, 1988), Fleischman recounts the journey of John Kirk Townsend, who left Philadelphia in 1834 to follow the Oregon Trail with fellow-naturalist Thomas Nuttall; and—in alternating vignettes—we see the migration of the warblers that Townsend eventually spotted the next spring. 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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RONDO IN C by Janet Wentworth
Released: Oct. 1, 1988

"An unusual tribute to the power of music, and to the depth and diversity to be found in any group of people."
From a gifted novelist and poet for children (Joyful Noise, 1988), 13 neatly phrased lines of verse, each a succinct expression of the memory that Beethoven's piano piece evokes for one of the listeners at a recital in a large, comfortable living room: "The first squint of sunlight on the water in Maine/Lightning bolts! Read full book review >

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FINZEL THE FARSIGHTED by Marcia Sewall
Released: Sept. 1, 1983

"A droll and shapely little book—on a par, in its way, with Graven Images."
Fleischman's favorite folk-motif, the tell-tale object, is used with panache in this tale of Finzel the fortune-teller—who, in true Fools of Chelm tradition (the jacket says it, but it's so), can see a person's past or future in a lemon or a walnut. . . but can't see well enough to tell whose lemon is whose. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Captivating and powerful. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The story of one person's life is the very essence of history, transcending time, distance and generations. Read full book review >

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THE DUNDERHEADS BEHIND BARS by Paul Fleischman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Delightfully smart and deliciously funny—don't miss it. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The Dunderheads are back in another amusing caper that's sure to please fans of their earlier exploits (The Dunderheads, 2009). Read full book review >

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THE DUNDERHEADS by Paul Fleischman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Share with special readers; it's well worth the effort. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A group of underachievers engages in a battle of wits with their unsympathetic teacher and emerges triumphant. Read full book review >