Search Results: "Sarah Weeks"


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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OGGIE COODER by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Gentle humor with a satisfying message for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Quirky fourth-grader Oggie Cooder has a unique talent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REGULAR GUY by Sarah Weeks
Released: June 30, 1999

"The whole thing blows up in a melodramatic misinterpretation, as Guy figures out that there is no place like home—a foreordained ending in a novel that starts with a thin premise and grows flimsier with each page. (Fiction. 9-12)"
PLB 0-06-028368-8 A boy finds himself so ill-suited for his family that he believes he must have been switched at birth—a classic childhood hunch that in Weeks's first novel, by turns drab and exaggerated, falls pretty flat. Read full book review >

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GUY TIME by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2000

"Light, readable, familiar fare. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a fluffy sequel to Regular Guy (1999), Weeks propels her clueless seventh grader into both a hare-brained scheme to reunite his estranged parents and the rocky terra incognita of co-ed friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2003

"Historians will take issue with some of the interpretations, but general readers will find this a lucid introduction to the days before the tide was turned."
Absorbing day-by-day account of the dark time when Britain seemed certain to go down in defeat to Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

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PIE by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Warm, delicious and filling. (recipes, pie credits) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
What do you get when you take some scrumptious pie recipes, stir in a mix-up of a mystery involving an overweight cat and a legacy, then add a sly satirical nod to the Newbery Medal? This irresistible confection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMPING THE SCRATCH by Sarah Weeks
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A powerful story of a child's pain. (Fiction. 10+)"
Jamie's aunt has a strange kind of amnesia following a severe head injury. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUY WIRE by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Laughs won out over tears in Guy Strang's previous appearances (My Guy,2001; Guy Time, 2000, etc.), but not this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANKIE by Sarah Weeks
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"The monster's response to the enthusiastic 'Happy birthday, Frankie' leaves the professor in pieces; Frankie, in the last spread, is seen wrench in hand, trying to reassemble him—a task that may prove as pointless as the book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-06-028522-2 The endpapers offer a clue as to what to expect, showing an alarming array of paint, body parts, clothing, and typeface, which will be used in the workshop of a round-headed man in glasses wearing an acid-green lab coat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONEY by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"In all, it's an unsuccessful follow-up to Weeks' Pie (2011), but word-loving Melody is appealing, and her appended list of nail-polish colors is somewhat amusing. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Melody Bishop's peaceful life with her widower father is upset when the annoying 6-year-old next door comes home from the beauty parlor with some gossip. Read full book review >

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SO B. IT by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Three stars on the soggy-hanky index. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Resilient Heidi It is the daughter of mentally deficient So B. It, but it's really neighbor Bernadette who raises her. Read full book review >