Search Results: "Rob Neufeld"


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THE MAKING OF A WRITER, VOLUME 2 by Gail Godwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Sure to interest Godwin's constant readers, but others may wish for future volumes written by a more mature writer."
The sentimental education of now-eminent novelist Godwin (Unfinished Desires, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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BOYS LIE by John Neufeld
Released: April 1, 1999

"The story may be issue-heavy, but everyone displays conflicting emotions, and both good judgment and bad. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Despite an obvious agenda, this probing study of an eighth grader's battle with terror and frustration will hit readers close to home. Read full book review >

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A.D. by Josh Neufeld
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Bristling with attitude and pungent with social awareness."
Graphic artist Neufeld paints an emotive portrait of New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina, as seen through the eyes of seven of the city's citizens. Read full book review >

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THE HANDLE AND THE KEY by John Neufeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Unsettling and memorable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Dan has been adopted into the Knox family, a time that should be filled with happiness, but the reality is that it's filled with confusion, jealousy, and outright hostility. Read full book review >

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GAPS IN STONE WALLS by John Neufeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

An often enthralling, not entirely satisfying, mystery, set in Martha's Vineyard in 1880, a closed community where deafness is commonplace. Read full book review >

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ALMOST A HERO by John Neufeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

Ben Derby's spring vacation is preempted by a class assignment requiring students to help out in one of various social agencies. Read full book review >

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GOD LOVES HAIR by Vivek Shraya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Running the emotional spectrum from shame to pleasure and acceptance, Shraya offers a refreshing window into the intimate struggles of youth. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A young boy grapples with his self-image and budding homosexuality. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"While some may see a sign of bias in the author's own media affiliation, this historical analysis of how and why media and society shape each other should prove illuminating for general readers and media practitioners alike."
Though the graphic format employed here is often playful and always reader friendly, this analysis of contemporary journalism is as incisive as it is entertaining, while offering a lesson on good citizenship through savvy media consumption. Read full book review >

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VON BRAUN by Michael J. Neufeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2007

"Densely packed with political and technical detail, but nonetheless engrossing: the defining work on a still-controversial figure."
Judicious biography of the Nazis' chief rocket designer, who went on to lead the U.S. space program. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 1994

"Neufeld deserves his due for thorough research of both German and American archives, but his analysis is questionable and the writing is not up to the potential of the narrative."
A dry history of the Nazi rocket program, concentrating on the development of liquid fuels for missiles. Read full book review >