Search Results: "Sara Walden"


BOOK REVIEW

WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

"Whether such abridgments are worthwhile is always debatable, but this one is done with such sensibility to its source that it's worth consideration. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 8+)"
A few brief but unaltered excerpts, carefully placed in context by an introduction and with ellipses scrupulously indicated, touch on the activities of a year's cycle and give the young reader a first taste of this beloved 19th-century author's account of his solitary stay in a pond-side cabin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau
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Released: Nov. 1, 1990

A few brief but unaltered excerpts, carefully placed in context by an introduction and with ellipses scrupulously indicated, touch on the activities of a year's cycle and give the young reader a first taste of this beloved 19th-century author's account of his solitary stay in a pond-side cabin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SARA by Yasser S. Hassan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A scintillating tale that ends just as it gets going."
The government's leading telepath, John Doe, has a new Black Ops assignment: help mentor a beautiful test-tube woman whose powers exceed his. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 1991

"Fast and smooth, and daring to show that even drug-dealing has a human face."
A cop's hunt for a drug dealer resembles a ``marathon chess game'' in this surprising look at one battle in the war on substance abuse. Read full book review >

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SARA BISHOP by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: April 23, 1980

"It is, though, her own resourcefulness that gets her out each time; there is some small, undramatic progression in her withdrawal and incipient healing; and the adventure, historical background, survival mechanics, and inner condition are well integrated."
In the early days of the Revolutionary War, Sara Bishop's Tory father is killed and their farmhouse burned by hoodlum Patriot Boys. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2009

"A rich, exhaustive account of one of America's threatened ecological jewels."
Geological and social history of America since the ice age, centered around the many glacial kettle lakes scattered across the northeastern and north-central United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, SARA by Mary Beth Lundgren
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Lundgren has indeed made a promising start. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Sara has already experienced extreme trauma in her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"Skims across the surface of a very deep lake. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoroughly researched, though highly chatty and oddly superficial, attempt to rehabilitate the image of FDR's mother, which was besmirched, the author argues, by less sympathetic Roosevelt biographers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALDEN POND by W. Barksdale Maynard
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Essential for readers of Thoreau. (85 halftones)"
The history—starting mostly from the Emersonian/Thoreauvian era—of America's most famous pond and enduring symbol of the environmental movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMARTY SARA by Anna Jane Hays
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2008

"Emergent readers deserve better than this incoherent and condescending tale. (Early reader. 4-7)"
The "mystery" of the key Sara finds on her doorstep plays itself out in this wan offering for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUSTICE FOR SARA by Erica Spindler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Thriller connoisseurs won't find any thrills here. Still, a decent summer read for fans of romance."
Best-selling author Spindler relies on clichés and red herrings to flesh out this modestly entertaining thriller. Read full book review >

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WALDEN ON WHEELS by Ken Ilgunas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"A middling memoir of a young man's attempts to live as a modern-day ascetic."
A recent college grad discovers how to live life and pay off his student loans at the same time. Read full book review >