Search Results: "Sandra Newman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COUNTRY OF ICE CREAM STAR by Sandra Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Praiseworthy for its solid efforts at worldbuilding but too long and diffuse to add much to the civilization-gone-awry library."
A lesson from Thunderdome: Let there be no post-apocalyptic future without its mangled pidgin. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY GOOD THING ANYONE HAS EVER DONE by Sandra Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2003

"For young hipsters who can't be bothered with coherence."
Life hammers in spectacularly messy fashion the adopted Third World daughter of showily dissolute Californians. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A sly piece of work—though you still should read the books."
A clever tour d'horizon of what you might encounter in a Great Books course in college. Read full book review >

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THE BOYS by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Through confident brushwork, done in a stylized '50s modern aesthetic, the artist's images reveal sports' deep truths about acceptance, a willingness to try and the intergenerational connections they bring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a new town for a baseball-loving protagonist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAND BOOK by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A lovely tribute to growing up that will endearingly mature with its readers. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Through simple drawings of hands in action, Newman deftly illustrates both the progress of a person's life and the cyclical—and hopeful—nature of the human condition. Read full book review >

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BOO! by Ben Newman
by Ben Newman, illustrated by Ben Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A natural as a high-volume storytime ice breaker or lagniappe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Everyone's afraid of something. Read full book review >

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MOON BEARS by Mark Newman
by Mark Newman, photographed by Mark Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pair this with the collages and more lyrical text of Brenda Z. Guiberson and Ed Young's Moon Bear (2010) to extend the conversation with young readers and listeners. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A wildlife photographer's images and accompanying descriptions of individual Asian moon bears from animal-rescue centers in Vietnam and China introduce these appealing creatures. Read full book review >

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HIPPO! NO, RHINO! by Jeff Newman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Engaging, if mannered. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this oddball but ultimately tender zoo episode, a clueless keeper carelessly posts a sign identifying a rhino as a hippo—to the rhino's loudly expressed objections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAILBAIT by Lesléa Newman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 14, 2005

"Unfortunately, however, the characters are unremarkable and the 1970s setting adds nothing but outdated slang to the story. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-going-on-sixteen, Andi is bored, lonely and cynical in 1970s suburbia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR by Gary Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Seb's verve and impulsiveness infuse the tale with an infectious charm that carries it through some of its more arcane episodes. Newman's fiction debut isn't always taut, but it's consistently, intelligently entertaining."
Intellectual curiosity entices a young Englishman into a dangerous investigation of his grandfather's checkered past. Read full book review >

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THE WANDERING ARM by Sharan Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"And though Catherine's buoyant persona provides a bit of charm, this is primarily a meticulously researched treat for history buffs."
The third in Newman's scholarly series finds onetime novice nun Catherine LeVendeur (The Devil's Door, 1994, etc.) in Saint- Denis, in the throes of painful childbirth that ends with a stillborn daughter. Read full book review >

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THE FOUNTAIN AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD by Robert Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Newman, intent on the novel of ideas, allows three interesting characters to be swamped by intellectual overflow."
Private (or corporate) power vs. people (or worker) power in this latest evocation of the war between the haves and have-nots: a US debut for British author Newman. Read full book review >