Search Results: "Rafal Gerszak"


BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"As one journalist's perspective, this stands as an excellent supplement to a more comprehensive overview. (maps, photographs) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Author/photographer Gerszak first went to Afghanistan to spend a year embedded with an American military unit documenting house searches, disputes with village elders and the aftermath of battles. He returned as an unaffiliated photographer without a military escort, determined to document civilian life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDER OVER KANDAHAR by Sharon E. McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Readers will be caught up—though it's so misanthropic that many will wonder how anyone, especially women, could tolerate living in that country. (glossary, timeline) (Fiction. 11-13)"
This suspenseful tale of two young women on their own in modern Afghanistan makes riveting reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOWERS & FABLES by John Gruen
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The book may be excessively poetic or just excessively indulgent, but it leaves logic too far behind for most children. (Picture book. 12+)"
This elegant volume is a fine diversion for teenagers and even older readers, but the peculiar nature of the tales renders it less suitable for a picture-book audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAST by Donna Jo Napoli
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Compelling, relentless, erotic. (Fiction. YA)"
The writer who so intensely re-imagined Rapunzel in Zel (1996) and the Sirens in Sirena (1998) provides a sensual and brilliant imagining of the backstory of the Beast in this exotic tale. Read full book review >