Search Results: "Sara Levine"


BOOK REVIEW

TREASURE ISLAND!!! by Sara Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"This novel might have something to say about gender roles, the relationship between literature and life or other standard themes, but mainly it's just a hoot."
A subversive and often funny exercise in style, voice in particular, with a narrator who pushes unreliability to an extreme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONE BY BONE by Sara Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Amusing enough, but there is little intellectual meat on these bones. (more about bones and vertebrates, glossary, further reading) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
An intriguing combination of questions, answers and playful illustrations presents the comparative anatomy of animals, based on their bones, in an original way, with mixed results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOTH BY TOOTH by Sara Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"As they did in Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons, Levine and Spookytooth successfully combine science fact, interactive fun, and giggle-inducing pictures. (additional facts, glossary, bibliography, Web resources) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Adopting an interactive, question-and-answer approach, Levine introduces children to common characteristics and variations in the teeth of mammals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An intriguing assessment of the effectiveness of a variety of global parenting customs."
A close examination of parenting practices across the globe. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

SISTERHOOD
by Leila Roy

Stuff happens to most people. One thing going wrong, I mean. One family member missing a chance to help. One who cuts you off. One person with her own shit to deal with.
One of those things isn’t enough to send you falling through the cracks.
But all of them together, they accumulate. An abandoned mother here. A missing uncle ...

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BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL CARSON by Ellen Levine
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"The contrast between the liveliness and elegance of Carson's words with Levine's respectful and honest reportage amplifies the reader's admiration for a woman who cared for her friends and family, yet dedicated her life to making the world a better place. (Biography. 10+)"
The combination of Rachel Carson's gift for writing with her passion for science and understanding the natural world catapulted her into prominence with the publication of Silent Spring, truly one of those books that changed the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST BAD LUCK I EVER HAD by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Dit and Emma are likable protagonists, and the growth of their friendship, along with Dit's emerging moral conscience, make this a fine debut novel by an author to watch. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
When 12-year-old Emma Walker comes to Moundville, Ala., with her father, the new postmaster, Harry "Dit" Sims feels it's "the worst piece of bad luck" he's ever had. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATCH A TIGER BY THE TOE by Ellen Levine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2005

"Ultimately, this is a fast-paced story that transcends its era to be all about facing down bullies, large and small, and should send a message about contemporary politics. (note to the reader, suggested reading) (Fiction. 10+)"
To most young people, the McCarthy era is a sidebar in a history text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Chronology (1954-68); bibliography of additional sources; b&w photos and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Using the words of participants in the landmark struggles in Arkansas, Alabama, and Mississippi, Levine powerfully re-creates their experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT BUYING IT by Judith Levine
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"An entertaining exploration of personal desires and needs, with larger social and economic implications."
Perceptive, often funny month-by-month diary of life as a nonconsumer by journalist and memoirist Levine (Do You Remember Me?, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >