Search Results: "Roberta Karim"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The sparkling tale is fun to read and illuminating, and will round out any lesson on early settlers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-688-16204-5 When young Constance accidentally lets the cabin's fire die out, her father composes a riddle to cheer her up, spawning a riddle marathon as the entire family participates in creating conundrums. Read full book review >

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THIS IS A HOSPITAL, NOT A ZOO! by Roberta Karim
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 1998

"The snappy text, featuring quirky characters and understated humor, works well with Truesdell's loosely drawn, larger-than-life animals who pop up at the turn of a page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A perfectly silly take on the indignities of a hospital stay. Read full book review >

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FARAWAY GRANDPA by Roberta Karim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Rand's lovely pastels, furnishings, and clothing recall a bygone era with the warmth of this intergenerational bond. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Every summer, Kathleen and her parents hitch up the horses and visit Grandpa Danny. Read full book review >

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THAT THING WE CALL A HEART by Sheba Karim
Released: May 9, 2017

"Populated by complicated characters who are so well described readers will feel they might bump into them on the street, Karim's second novel delivers on its title's promise. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
It's the end of high school, and Shabnam Qureshi has lost her best friend and has no summer job, but the summer quickly becomes unforgettable when she finds herself falling in love. Read full book review >

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SKUNK GIRL by Sheba Karim
Released: April 1, 2009

"For another look at a teen making tough choices as an outsider in her own country, pair with Randa Abdel-Fattah's Does My Head Look Big in This? (2007). (Historical fiction. YA)"
"[T]here are only two types of people who spend their Friday nights in high school at home—Pakistani Muslim girls and future serial killers." Read full book review >

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LIFTED BY THE GREAT NOTHING by Karim Dimechkie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"A promising debut penned in vivid, suspenseful prose that gives a new spin to the classic tale of fathers and sons."
Twelve-year-old Max's father, Rasheed, is determined to give Max everything he longed for throughout his own childhood in Lebanon, but he can't prevent their growing alienation as Max becomes a teenager and seeks out his Lebanese heritage. Read full book review >

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BABEL, THE KING by Karim  Maaloul
by Karim Maaloul, developed by EPIC Agency, illustrated by Karim Maaloul
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2012

"Charming and technologically interesting, but otherwise uninspiring. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A feline megalomaniac appoints himself king, gathers subjects and subsequently has a showdown with his mortal enemies—the clouds. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, SKIP A FEW! by Roberta Arenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 1998

"A joyful book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With exuberant paper and paint collages, Arenson (A Caribbean Counting Book, 1996) illustrates 20 counting rhymes, many of which dance across the double-page spreads and all of which must be read aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST by Roberta Kray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"Another multilayered crime saga from Kray (The Pact, 2007, etc.), long on plot but short on style. A panorama of supporting characters adds both interest and potential confusion."
Ghosts of long-dead crimes are best left undisturbed. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM OF THE SPITEFUL SPIRITUALIST by Roberta Rogow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1999

"Sporadically entertaining."
A second outing for Dodgson and Doyle (The Problem of the Missing Miss, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1996

"It's not for those seeking hope and solace."
Controlled anger suffuses this thorough scrutiny of the state of breast cancer research, prevention, treatment, and attitudes by an activist and survivor. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO LOST HER SMILE by Karim Alrawi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Alrawi bases this on a passage from Sufi mystic Rumi's Mathnawi, but perhaps something was lost in the translation. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Czernecki's stylized art, all clean, simple lines and saturated colors, creates a strong visual impact, but the muddy accompanying story will leave readers utterly confused. Read full book review >