Search Results: "Sandy Asher"


BOOK REVIEW

ASHER by Mark Fyfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Less a novel than an attempt at a mordant, brief glimpse into a sociopath: a debut, filled with indulgences and bravado, that makes an impression despite its weaknesses."
English adolescent anomie, told from a male perspective. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Brief bios of the authors appear at the end, with pictures of them as they were when they were girls—a nice touch. (Essays/poetry. 10+)"
This collection, with writers famous and not, suffers from the usual: the material is very uneven; and most of it has a Message writ so large that the story gets lost. Read full book review >

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OUT OF HERE by Sandy Asher
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"With its inviting short- story format, like compelling snapshots of real life, this yearbook reaches far beyond Oakview High's graduating class. (Fiction. 12+)"
A bit of conversation here, a sighting there, a romantic entanglement resolved offstage between one story and the next- -this is the accomplished amble Asher takes through the hallways and classrooms of a typical high school. Read full book review >

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WHAT A PARTY! by Sandy Asher
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Parents should find the whole scenario entirely familiar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Froggie has such fantastic experiences at Grandpa's birthday party that he doesn't want it to end. Read full book review >

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SANDY DENNIS by Sandy Dennis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1997

"Despite the editor's best efforts to weld these disparate fragments together, they never really cohere into anything more than a series of precious, pointillist moments. (23 b&w photos, not seen)"
Sometimes there are pressing reasons to publish a work posthumously. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES GOSLING! by Sandy Asher
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"With its scant story line and oversold message, this book is all about engagement; as a read-aloud, it should achieve a strong response to Froggie's song, especially if accompanied by some freestyling dance steps. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Very much in the same vein as the previous Froggie and Rabbit books, Asher's latest contribution finds Froggie all hepped up about an impending visit from Goose, Gander and their new baby, Gosling. Read full book review >

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STELLA’S DANCING DAYS by Sandy Asher
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"It is, nevertheless, a sweet story that may give children some way to relate to their elders' sighs of regret that they, too, are growing up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A child's book that looks back with nostalgia on lost youth. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY FROGS! by Sandy Asher
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Readers and listeners alike will applaud his decision. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Asher and Graves pay respects to the pleasures of reading aloud in this tale of a solitary rabbit saddled with an unwanted visitor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANDY KOUFAX by Jane Leavy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Well-conceived and sharply drawn, a thinking fan's biography."
Taut biography of the Dodger great's playing years: baseball savvy and as far from tall-tale-telling as former Washington Post sportswriter Leavy (Squeeze Play, not reviewed) can get. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN STORY TIME by Sandy Asher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"This book may make free-range storytimes de rigueur. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One chicken at storytime might be fun, but more than one…. Read full book review >

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DUDE! by Sandy Asher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Boys today will read what boys have always read: good, well-written novels, as Paulsen, Hobbs, Rowling, Jacques, Snicket, Gantos and others know. (contributors and their work) (Anthology. 8-12)"
Now here's a sub-genre that doesn't need to grow. Read full book review >

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WHEN ANDY MET SANDY by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Good to meet you, Andy and Sandy. (Early reader. 5-7)"
DePaola and Lewis' new early-reader series features a boy and girl who become fast friends in the first book and go on to have adventures there and in the second book, too. Read full book review >