Search Results: "Roland Chambers"


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THE ROOFTOP ROCKET PARTY by Roland Chambers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Crisp writing, top-notch composition, and exuberant illustrations from blueprint endpaper to blueprint endpaper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Finn's summer visit to "famous rocket scientist" Doctor Gass is a serious and glorious adventure. Read full book review >

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VERONICA CHAMBERS
by Jessie Grearson

“Everything changes when you move to a new country. Doctors become cabdrivers. Lawyers become waiters. My mom, who was once a glamorous TV star, became a maid.” Or so Camilla de Valle (Cammi), teen narrator of Veronica Chambers’ YA novel The Go-Between,would have folks believe.

Cammi’s mother, a Mexican telenovela superstar, has chosen to flee her paparazzi-plagued life ...


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PLUS by Veronica Chambers
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Still, Bee's rollicking, name-brand-laden story is fizzy and funny, dissolving like cotton candy but enjoyable along the way. (Fiction. YA)"
This frothy fashion fancy keeps the pages turning despite much implausibility. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Ambitious, imperfect, challenging and powerfully affecting. (Fiction. YA)"
With profound respect for readers, Chambers again stretches the YA genre to its edges and beyond. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2008

"Using a wealth of documentary material, the author depicts with exceptional vividness the life of an elephant that became an icon."
Biography of a true giant, fleshed out with social history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While writing about the first lady, most of these perceptive essayists are also writing about themselves and their country, showing the shifts in perception and possibility that she has helped inspire."
A collection of essays that genuflect before a first lady like no other. Read full book review >

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POSTCARDS FROM NO MAN’S LAND by Aidan Chambers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"This is a wide-ranging, challenging, beautifully written novel for older teenagers and adults who love to settle into a big, rewarding story. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Jacob Todd has come from England to Amsterdam to honor his grandfather, also named Jacob Todd, a British soldier who fought and died in Holland in 1944. Read full book review >

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Released: March 16, 2012

"A quick, detailed introduction to the technique of parody."
Chambers (Parody, 2010) returns with a jocular instruction manual for creating and reveling in parodies of all sorts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2003

"A fine appraisal of the women in the growing African-American middle and upper classes."
An absorbing look at the Clair Huxtables of the world. Read full book review >

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THE TOLL BRIDGE by Aidan Chambers
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1995

"A powerful brew, not for every taste. (Fiction. 13+)"
A British novelsomething between a love story and a philosophical meditation on adolescenceexperimental in form, with flashbacks, stream-of-consciousness, and several narratorslarge and complicated characters whose main passions are dime-store philosophizing and sex. Read full book review >

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HOPE’S WAR by Stephen Chambers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, it's well plotted and often riveting, and withal utterly distasteful: one turns the pages avidly, feeling sullied all the while."
Continuation of Chambers's 2001 debut, Hope's End. Read full book review >

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SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL by Christopher Chambers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Overheated plotting and underdeveloped characterization, plus the rampant acronym-ia and pernicious italic-itis symptomatic of a thriller in extremis."
Feisty female FBI agent duels an A-list serial killer: a ho-hum debut reminiscent of you-know-what-thriller-invoking-lambs. Read full book review >