Search Results: "Paula Danziger"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 3, 1986

"Her audiences will not be disappointed."
This new novel by the popular Danziger features a heroine who lives in the year 2057 but whose problems will seem familiar to today's teens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMBER BROWN GOES FOURTH by Paula Danziger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"Seasoned with puns and repartee, and leavened with a bit of insight, this easy chapter book is a thoroughly enjoyable read. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Now that her best friend has moved away, Amber (Amber Brown Is not a Crayon, 1994, etc.) is facing fourth grade and the difficulty of finding a new best friend in a class where everyone has already paired off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAMES DOESN'T RHYME WITH JAMES by Paula Danziger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"The YA equivalent of popcorn: After an hour, you'll forget you ever read it. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Teenage Kendra Kaye and her family fly to London for Christmas, where they'll see dreamboat Frank Lee, her family's summer house guest in New York in Remember Me to Harold Square (1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"Not as deft, or as deep, as Byars, but sure to entertain."
Sixth-grader Matthew is the class tease; and some of his "jokes," like putting gum in a girl's long hair, are more mean than funny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 4, 1987

"The author does communicate an upbeat, positive impression of life in the Big Apple, but it's a vague impression, from a single angle."
This lightweight, romantic teen novel floats atop a tour of New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARTH TO MATTHEW by Paula Danziger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"This third Matthew story stands alone, but will have readers asking for the others. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Completing sixth grade, Matthew notices that "everything is getting so complicated...everything around him is changing": older sister Amanda is hostile and rebellious; his parents appear publicly in weird costumes for his mother's message-delivery service. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DIVORCE EXPRESS by Paula Danziger
Released: Oct. 1, 1982

"But there isn't much to find behind these snappy lines and readymade attitudes."
Like other Danziger ninth graders, Phoebe Brooks works out problems with her divorced parents and, on the side, acquires a boyfriend who's a "good kisser" and a caring person. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PISTACHIO PRESCRIPTION by Paula Danziger
Released: April 1, 1978

"Not improbable, but shallow—a synthetic slice of 'typical teenage' life."
Thirteen-year-old Cassie starts her first-person story with the assertion that "Pistachio nuts, the red ones, cure any problem," and she ends with "Twinkles, I bet, are the answer"—a fair enough indication of the level of growth that has transpired in between. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT ATE MY GYMSUIT by Paula Danziger
Released: Oct. 28, 1974

"Marcy's tense family situation is really the subject here; the instant therapeutic effect of Ms. Finney, a sort of denim, skirted deus ex machina, is a cop-out."
At its worst, this is a trite and trendy saga of how a junior high English class gets it together to fight for the job of Ms. Finney — a paragon of an innovative teacher who puts across dangling participles and sensitivity sessions with equal ease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNITED TATES OF AMERICA by Paula Danziger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"The author's scrapbook art may inspire readers to try crafting their own documentary pages. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Danziger (What a Trip, Amber Brown, 2001, etc.) breaks new ground with this amusing middle-school story illustrated in a novel way—with scrapbook art by the author done in the style of the sixth-grade narrator, Skate Tate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT FOR A BILLION GAZILLION DOLLARS by Paula Danziger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Danziger's sure touch with dialogue, pixie humor, and unobtrusive ability to tuck in moral messages nicely complement the warm portrait of Matthew's parents and their relationship with their children. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Matthew Martin, 11, last met in Make Like a Tree and Leave (1990), faces reality when his parents decree that he must earn half the money to buy the expensive computer program he craves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE'S A BAT IN BUNK FIVE by Paula Danziger
Released: Oct. 29, 1981

"Danziger's fans probably won't mind, but neither will they be stretched an inch."
Danziger's camp novel has Marcy from The Cat Ate My Gymsuit tapped by English teacher Ms. Finney to be a CIT (Counselor-in-Training) at a summer arts camp. Read full book review >