Search Results: "Shana Burg"


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LAUGH WITH THE MOON by Shana Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Ultimately, Burg's lyrical prose will make readers think about the common ground among peoples, despite inevitable disparities. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Melding the colors of heartache and loss with painterly strokes, Burg creates a vivid work of art about a girl grieving for her recently deceased mother against a Third World backdrop. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND NEVER EVERS by Shana Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2008

"Addie Ann's story will help young readers realize that 'You're never too young to speak up for justice and lead by your own example.' (author's note, afterword, chronology) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Until now—1963—in Kuckachoo, Miss., Addie Ann Pickett never thought much about how unfair things are. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A sharp, appropriately tendentious lecture with much wisdom, a bestseller in Israel and worthy of global consideration."
An activist Israeli politician challenges his native country to be more than just the progeny of the Shoah and to chart a renewed course as a light unto the nations—to be an Israel in which Hitler's ghost is finally exorcised. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"As popular natural histories go, Alexander's is a yeoman's work, with enough telling details to give the elephant a justly unique, mesmeric image. (16-page photo insert, not seen)"
An entertaining albeit at times overengrossed portrait—cultural, physiological, historical—of the elephant. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO BLOG ABOUT by Shana Norris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"If one can get past that unlikely scenario, this is amusing and Libby is a character to whom younger girls may relate. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Libby Fawcett has a few issues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Welcome homage to the founding mothers of the new Poland."
A scholarly account of the work of hitherto-unacknowledged women in the labor and civil rights movement that eventually unseated Communism in Poland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"All in all, an unusual book that should do much to illuminate the legends of an important ancient culture. (Folklore/Picture book. 7-10)"
An ancient Aztec creation myth, explaining the origin of the sun, retold and illustrated for a grade-school audience. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE THE LINES by Brad Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Children trying to navigate these cheery concrete poems would be well-advised to follow the rhymes, because the words might read back and forth to evoke a game of "Catch"; up from the bottom, down from the top, or both ("Slide"); in spirals, swoops, or even from the center out ("Tic-Tac-Toe [A Battle Plan]"). Read full book review >

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ONE MORE EGG by Sarah Emmanuelle Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"An entertaining and educational tale for the very young, though the text is merely functional. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A quirky chicken and a bespectacled bunny undertake a comic quest for Bunny's last (critically needed) egg. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL AND ME by Shana Mangatal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2016

"A vexing and tedious memoir that offers only brief glimpses of the extraordinary creativity of the King of Pop."
Seven years after his death, Michael Jackson's secret girlfriend reveals their peculiar 20-year relationship. Read full book review >

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SAPPHIRES ARE AN EARL'S BEST FRIEND by Shana Galen
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"The courtesans are never as wicked as they pretend, but the road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun."
Lily Dawson's reputation as the Countess of Charm, a renowned courtesan, is secretly a cover for her intelligence gathering, and her current mission is compromised when the only man she's ever loved finally notices her—just as she is trying to seduce his father. Read full book review >