Search Results: "Sarah Snow"


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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SNOW by Sam Usher
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"With toys coming to life, all the fun in the snow, and the lovely child-grandparent relationship, this is a welcome addition to the winter bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With untouched snow outside, all a boy wants to do is to go to the park, but there is an obstacle. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Perfect for toting along to the park, no matter what the weather. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Limited, clear text and matching illustrations are the highlights of this offering for active toddlers. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Betsy Howie
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A highly unusual—and irritatingly strange—debut."
What begins as a sharp, clever debut comedy veers bewilderingly (and disappointingly) toward the surreal. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Maxence Fermine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Crystalline and spare, this tale nevertheless packs substantial heat in its passionate embrace of youthful ideals and matters of the heart."
A romantic story etched as delicately as frost on a windowpane, this French bestseller from 1999 about a young Japanese poet's path to wisdom is Fermine's lyrical US debut. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The small town European setting is the sort that Shulevitz does best: evocative, timeless, and as irresistible as the first snow."
Shulevitz (The Secret Room, 1993, etc.) implies that there is much to be said for youthful hope amid all the dour nay-saying from adults. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Wallace's first book is almost too wispy, but a sweet wisp at that. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A reminiscence about the charms of snow: the narrator, a rabbit, fondly recalls the childhood excitement that came with the first snow each year. Read full book review >

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THESE SEAS COUNT! by Alison Formento
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"The information is important, but the presentation is depressing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Mr. Tate's class helps with beach cleanup, they learn about the importance of the ocean and listen to a tally of sea creatures, from one to 10. Read full book review >

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THIS TREE COUNTS! by Alison Formento
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Paired with one of Ellen Stoll Walsh's Dot and Jabber adventures or one of Nancy Elizabeth Wallace's books, this will suit many audiences. (Picture book. 3-8)"
With a cleverly worded title, Formento combines a counting book with the environmental message that every tree matters. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Stringer's illustrations are distinguished by lush, pillowy lines, the white edged with blues and pinks, and center the narrative on a child and her grandmother in sync with the snow. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"The best snow is the snow that comes softly in the night, like a shy friend afraid to knock …." Read full book review >

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SNOW by Steve Sanfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

"393, etc.) provides smooth lyrics, it is Winter who crafts them into a small, harmonious book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A book about 22 ways of looking at snow accompanied by exceptionally evocative pictures. Read full book review >