Search Results: "Ray Fisman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A mostly intriguing study of business and other organizations and the 'trade-offs that [they] face as they grow and evolve.'"
An investigation of organizations. Read full book review >

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THE INNER LIVES OF MARKETS by Ray Fisman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"A thoughtful examination of the mechanics of our one-click world."
How economic theories power our market-driven lives. Read full book review >

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NONNA'S HANUKKAH SURPRISE by Karen Fisman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A lovely choice. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Rachel's special, new menorah is accidentally left on the plane, her resourceful Italian grandmother finds a way for the family to light candles and celebrate Hanukkah. Read full book review >

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THE APPLE-PIP PRINCESS by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Ray's trademark illustrations of vibrant scenes and delicate details enliven this satisfying, original fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Since the queen's death, the heart has gone out of the kingdom. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS by Jane Ray
adapted by Jane Ray, illustrated by Jane Ray
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An excellent choice for libraries and home collections. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
An elegantly beautiful presentation of the text from Matthew and Luke (King James version), from the illustrator of an exceptionally handsome Noah's Ark (1990). Read full book review >

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FALLING FOR HAMLET by Michelle Ray
FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"Unnecessary. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Ophelia lives to whine another day in this mediocre MTV treatment of Hamlet. Read full book review >

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HERE LIES LINC by Delia Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Actual epitaphs from across the globe kick off each chapter for extra funereal fun. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Can Linc hope for anything near a normal life when his widowed mother is an absent-minded professor specializing in burial customs? Read full book review >

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DON'T CALL ME HERO by Ray Villareal
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"A good story with some unexpected twists. (Fiction. 12-15)"
After saving the life of a famous model, a 14-year-old Mexican-American boy learns the pressures of popularity and the definition of true heroism. Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The palette is rich and deep, the witch a startling and original figure with red eyes and a half-mask, and Hansel and Gretel appealing with their dark, knowing eyes. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
A graceful retelling of the classic tale, accompanied by brilliant, swirling, full-bleed illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE HOME RUN HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD by Ray Robinson
Released: Feb. 27, 1990

That noisy home run, for those not up on baseball lore, was smacked by Bobby Thomson in the ninth inning of the last game of the 1951 play-off for the National League Pennant, giving the underdog New York Giants an upset win against the heavily favored Brooklyn Dodgers. Read full book review >

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ARIZONA KISS by Ray Ring
Released: May 15, 1991

"In Arizona you can live with a woman who wants you to commit murder, and be worried about losing her'') — but there's a wonderfully nasty sense of Macky's friends and foes alike as pit bulls and rattlesnakes just dying to give you that Arizona kiss."
Ring's idea of a break from his series about wildlife investigator Henry Dyer (Telluride Smile, Peregrine Dream) is this desert Double Indemnity, in which muckraking Phoenix news photog Russell Macky meets more than his match in broken-nosed femme fatale Alice Malone. Read full book review >