Search Results: "Sadie Stein"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A smart showcase of a half-century's worth of pathways in fiction."
A compendium of The Paris Review's short story hits, curated with the ambitious, aspiring writer in mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKLIN STEIN by Ellen Raskin
Released: March 18, 1972

"Moral support for the lonely genius, and — being Raskin — it's ORIGINAL, CREATIVE and ARTISTIC."
Like his once-removed namesake, Franklin Stein labors alone in a creaky old house and brings forth a monster — this one named Fred and made of a mop, potato masher, necktie, skateboard, slats, fan, lamp, rake, feathers, etc. Franklin's family and neighbors and some wildly assorted passersby label Fred "WICKED ABOMINABLE DUMB SINISTER ATROCIOUS WEIRD REVOLTING" — until he wins the pet show blue ribbon and the judge's citation: "ORIGINAL CREATIVE ARTISTIC SUPERB." Read full book review >

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SADIE SAPIENS by Jeff Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A powerful examination of the dog-human relationship."
Emma is surprised to find an intelligent friend in her new dog, Sadie. Read full book review >

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STEIN HOUSE by Myra Hargrave McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2013

"A wonderful slice of history that animates mid-19th century Texas."
Historical fiction is anything but boring in McIlvain's (Legacy, 2012, etc.) latest work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALLAN STEIN by Matthew Stadler
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A hackneyed portrayal of gay lust: vacuous, pointless, and tasteless in the extreme."
A pedophilic fantasy by the popular gay novelist (The Sex Offender, 1994, etc.) whose earlier work showed signs of a vivid imagination rather reluctantly reined in. Read full book review >

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SADIE AND RATZ by Sonya Hartnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A real slice of family life, the sweet with the bitter. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Sadie and Ratz, Hannah's menacing hands, help her to handle her sibling rivalry in this piercingly intelligent foray into chapter books by much-awarded teen author Hartnett. Read full book review >

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ANGUS AND SADIE by Cynthia Voigt
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Sweet, with more depth than is usual in such stories, despite the dogs' unevenly human behavior. (Fiction. 8-10)"
This unexpectedly simple tale illustrates a year on a farm through the eyes of dogs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This isn't anything like a blatant grab for Captain Underpants fans, oh no. (Fiction. 7-9)"
An anything-but-subtle tale about learning to get along with others, infused with bathroom humor and featuring a pint-sized Morticia Addams as main character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An all-around great addition to any new reader's library. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A giggly salute to the absurd, this entry in the Ready-to-Read series immediately engages the newly literate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SADIE AND THE BIG MOUNTAIN by Jamie Korngold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"There are not many books that treat with this holiday; how fortunate that this is such a strong one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A week-long unit on the holiday of Shavuot has one preschool class excitedly anticipating a planned reenactment of the hike Moses took up Mt. Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Hold on There, Sadie Coggins! by Susan Wuorinen
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-constructed romp through a seldom-studied microcosm of American history."
A spirited bildungsroman set in the late 1800s and woven from the history of debut author Wuorinen's (Cully's Gold, 2010, etc.) hometown. Read full book review >