Search Results: "Robin Wasserman"


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THE WAKING DARK by Robin Wasserman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Skippable in the extreme. (Horror. 17 & up)"
All the kids want out of Oleander, Kan.; few will make it alive. Read full book review >

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GAME OF FLAMES by Robin Wasserman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"If readers are going to pick up and stick with the next book, it may need just a bit more soap opera in it. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to Project Alpha (2015) is a soap opera in disguise—and more.Read full book review >

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WIRED by Robin Wasserman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Harsh language makes this appropriate for older teens, who will also appreciate the overt and underlying ethical dilemmas throughout. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In this futuristic sequel (Skinned, 2008, Crashed, 2009), the indomitable "mech" Lia Kahn returns, now even more comfortable in the bionic body given to her by BioMax after a horrific car crash that left her all but brain dead. Read full book review >

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SKINNED by Robin Wasserman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Futuristically blurring the boundaries of life and death, this text intimately tackles tough ethical topics, including faith, identity, suicide and genetic engineering, through blunt dialogue and realistic characters. (Fiction. YA)"
Beautiful, talented, wealthy and above all headstrong, 17-year-old Lia Kahn knows who she is and what she wants, until she is severely injured in a car accident that destroys her body but spares her mind. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A classy read that repays reader effort. (historical note) (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Here's something refreshing: a religious-historical thriller with a nifty Mobius strip of a plot—think Nancy Werlin channeling Dan Brown—serving up shivery suspense, sans fangs or fur. Read full book review >

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CRASHED by Robin Wasserman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A thought-provoking bioethical conundrum that raises difficult questions about the definition of life, this text will intrigue and entertain readers. (Science fiction. YA)"
Before Lia Kahn became a "mech," with a teenage body made of synflesh (Skinned, 2008), she loved chocolate and stroking her cat's silky fur, but now, six months after a deadly car crash, these sensations are only memories that her mechanical sensors can't replicate. Read full book review >

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GIRLS ON FIRE by Robin Wasserman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"Simultaneously overwhelming and underwhelming."
Girls behaving very, very badly. Read full book review >

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COCK ROBIN by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 1, 1965

"In the 19th century, historians of education say, Cock Robin was acted out by school children."
Who killed Cook Robin? Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOD by Margaret Early
adapted by Margaret Early, illustrated by Margaret Early
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Read this copy indoors with velvet gloves on, and save Howard Pyle's classic telling to read outside under the trees. (Picture book/folklore. 10+)"
Early (Sleeping Beauty, 1993, etc.) now adds the tales of Sir Robin to her artistic retellings of classics. Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOD by David Calcutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Sure to attract new followers for a perennially popular hero. (research and bibliography) (Folklore. 9-13)"
Robbing the rich and punishing the privileged, Robin Hood and his band return in a series of nine episodes gracefully retold and beautifully designed to appeal to modern readers. Read full book review >

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The Robin Stories by Heide Koenitzer Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"A novel about a novelist that's short on plot but long on character development."
In Clark's (Monsignor, 2014) latest work of fiction, a college senior defies his parents in his quest to write the next Great American Novel.Read full book review >

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HOW ROBIN SAVED SPRING by Debbie Ouellet
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"But Ceccoli supplies some beautifully Renaissance compositions and a lovely pale palette that modulates beautifully from winter to spring, which compensate pretty well for narrative weaknesses. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An original pourquoi tale presents Lady Winter, who's distinctly reluctant to yield to slumbering Sister Spring, and a bevy of animals who work to thwart her. Read full book review >