Search Results: "Sara Benincasa"


BOOK REVIEW

GREAT by Sara Benincasa
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Read this for Naomi and try to forget The Great Gatsby. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Alas, this debut is anything but the titular great, though it could have been pretty good. Read full book review >

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DC TRIP by Sara Benincasa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A promising concept from a talented writer, though the novel fails to deliver."
A high school trip to Washington, D.C., borders on bacchanal in Benincasa's (Great, 2014, etc.) new novel.Read full book review >

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AGORAFABULOUS! by Sara Benincasa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Fabulously quirky and outrageous."
A blisteringly funny yet affecting debut memoir about a young woman's struggle to overcome panic disorder and agoraphobia. Read full book review >

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REAL ARTISTS HAVE DAY JOBS by Sara Benincasa
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 26, 2016

"Raunchy and unabashedly unapologetic, this is useful, take-no-prisoners humor."
Raw and ribald advice for growing up. Read full book review >

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THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >

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TRUCKS by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Young readers will enjoy looking at the book and spinning the face, either independently or with their adult readers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A transportation book for the youngest ones. Read full book review >

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MY MAP BOOK by Sara Fanelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"For the artistically intrepid, it's a trip worth taking. (Picture book. 5-8.)"
Fanelli's first book uses a map analogy to explore the varied facets of a child's life. Read full book review >

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ROBOT DREAMS by Sara Varon
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Witty and plaintive by turns, this is thoughtful, provocative pleasure. (Graphic novel. 8-14)"
A wordless graphic novel provides a plangent meditation on the nature of friendship. Read full book review >

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WOLF by Sara Fanelli
by Sara Fanelli, illustrated by Sara Fanelli
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Not everyone will be enchanted; this is mostly for those who already find Fanelli's eccentricities winning. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Fanelli (My Map Book, 1995, etc.) turns the idea of the wolf at the door on its head in this offbeat story. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF BLUEBERRIES, BROTHERS, MOOSE & ME by Sara Nickerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Heart-rendingly unflagging in the face of life-changing events, Missy's a funny, compelling heroine that readers will cheer for. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Missy narrates a summer full of tumultuous change, from her first job to her father's remarriage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK LIGHT by Sara Walsh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Promising, but loses its grip. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
An imaginative fantasy begins with real potential but suffers from a heroine who's a bit too flawed. Read full book review >