Search Results: "Ron Mazellan"


BOOK REVIEW

IRENA'S JARS OF SECRETS by Marcia Vaughan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Powerful. (afterword, glossary, sources) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Irena Sendler is enshrined at Yad Vashem as "righteous among nations" for her courage in rescuing Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Read full book review >

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THE LONGEST SEASON by Jr. Ripken
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"This one is a winner. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Cal Ripken, Jr. set many records in his baseball career, including one that had been said to be unbreakable: Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games; Ripken played a remarkable 2,632 consecutive games. Read full book review >

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THE HARMONICA by Tony Johnston
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Visually effective and grim. (author's note) (Picture book. 8+)"
This dark piece is based on a Holocaust survivor's experience. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE STORM by Ron Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A serious look at a dangerous pursuit. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
Recognizing the appeal but emphasizing the difficulties, a veteran science writer offers a window into the world of scientists and lay enthusiasts who follow violent storms, particularly tornadoes. Read full book review >

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CURIOSITY'S MISSION ON MARS by Ron Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"An informative, useful look at a current and ongoing mission to explore our nearest neighbor in the solar system. (source notes, glossary, further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A brief overview of how Curiosity, the rover NASA sent to Mars in November 2011, is making amazing discoveries suggesting some parts of Mars may have been habitable—and could be again in the future. Read full book review >

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MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

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TIGER, TIGER, BURNING BRIGHT by Ron Koertge
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A consistently entertaining novel that moves swiftly to its thoughtful conclusion. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After his dad left years ago, Jesse and his mom moved in with her father. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 1990

Quirky, often bizarre plum pudding of offbeat investigative pieces by a fine writer of personal journalism (Manhattan Passions, 1987). Read full book review >

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NOW HE THINKS HE'S DEAD by Ron Goulart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"And if it's a little too short and silly to merit its price tag, at least it's over before it wears out its welcome."
Another bouncy, flibbertigibbet escapade for artist H.J. Mavity—now deepening the cleavage on bodice-ripper books for editor Lloyd Dobkin—and for her current live-in, ex-hubby, and commercial voice-over specialist Ben Spanner (Even the Butler Was Poor). Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MERIWETHER LEWIS by Ron Burns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 1993

"Lively and readable, but overlong (even at its length), and not unusually compelling."
According to the history books, Lewis (of Lewis and Clark fame) was shot to death at a Tennessee tavern on his way to Washington to protest the post-Jefferson government's failure to honor his expense vouchers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Though the prose is often lackluster, this is a valuable firsthand account of a street survivor's harrowing experiences. (Author tour)"
A memoir recounting the struggles of a black Puerto Rican activist who helps others trapped, as he once was, in cycles of poverty, addiction, and homelessness. Read full book review >