Search Results: "Sarah Albee"


BOOK REVIEW

SARAH by Marek Halter
Released: May 4, 2004

"Halter fleshes out the scriptural account with rich and credible portraits of contemporary life and history, even if his narration ('There was a quivering in her belly that had nothing to do with fear or anger') occasionally descends to the level of the bodice-buster."
The prizewinning French author re-creates the story of Abraham and Sarah and the unlikely steps that led to their giving birth to both Judaism and the Jewish people. Read full book review >

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SARAH by J.T. LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Not exactly a laugh riot, but not as unrelievedly sordid as a plot synopsis might suggest."
Scary, sad, and way, way out there, Leroy's picaresque debut novel follows a young boy through southern truckstops, where "lot lizards" turn tricks for drivers whose tastes run from women to transvestites to boys in jeans. Read full book review >

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AHOY, UNCLE ROY! by Sarah Albee
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"The text is not predictable from the illustrations, and much of the dry humor (Uncle Roy's 'office has a great view'—the ocean from the deck of the ship) will not be easily understood by new readers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Walter is a modern boy in jeans and baseball cap who describes his uncle Roy's ideal "job" as the captain of a pirate ship in this mildly amusing but ultimately unsuccessful mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >

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BUGGED by Sarah Albee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Tailor-made for epidemiologists-in-the-making and connoisseurs of the gross. (glossary, multimedia information sources, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
From the creators of Poop Happened! (2010), a swarm of bug-driven disasters suffered through the centuries. Read full book review >

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BIG WORDS FOR LITTLE SCIENTISTS by Sarah Albee
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1996

"Of limited use. (full-color photographs, glossary, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
``Little scientists'' who are not put off by the condescending title of this work, created in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History, will find a trivial, meandering alphabet of science terms. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The subject has been explored elsewhere, but this book's approach is more cultural and historical than scientific. (source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Readers who enjoy all things gross will find this foray into fecal history most appealing. Read full book review >

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POISON by Sarah Albee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A compelling, entertaining, and informative introduction to a sinister aspect of human history. (timeline, glossary, resources, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The roles poisons have played in history from ancient times to the present are presented in this frequently ghoulish, occasionally cheeky chronicle. Read full book review >

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SIMPLY SARAH by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Ink-and-wash drawings add visual appeal. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Naylor continues her series featuring "Idea Girl" Sarah Simpson in a pigeon disaster that takes place outside her Chicago apartment window. Read full book review >

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DIVINE SARAH by Adam Braver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A journey into the heart of acting that's ever entertaining but at times transcendentally overblown."
Sarah Bernhardt's declining years, as highly fictionalized as Braver's debut, Mr. Lincoln's Wars (2003). Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING SARAH by Chris Mooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"Mooney (World Without End, 2001, etc.) offers a sympathetic protagonist in a compelling situation, and for some that will be enough to get them through the storm of wildly implausible plotting that blows up toward the end."
A young girl is stolen in a near-miss psychological thriller, Mooney's third, triggering guilt, blame, and violence as bitter by-products. Read full book review >