Search Results: "Sharon Emerson"


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ZEBRAFISH by Sharon Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Cardboard. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
Zebrafish, the plucky band of do-gooder musical misfits, returns in a sophomore offering ready for a summer of camp, video games, first jobs and art. Read full book review >

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ZEBRAFISH by Sharon Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2010

"An odd and stultifying mixture of bland and saccharine. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
Created by Peter H. Reynolds's media studio, FableVision, this heavy-handed graphic novel depicts a predictably multicultural bunch that starts a band and works despite their differences. Read full book review >

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CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT by Kevin Emerson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The detailed, original and somewhat mysterious nature of Carlos's idiosyncrasies adds a real spark to this now familiar tale of bullying. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Bizarre, friendless Carlos is targeted by a group of classmates in this intriguing novel depicting the planning and execution of a cruel prank, told by the most dubious participant in the plan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"Under the boardwalk or up on the roof, this is a marvelous read."
The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. Read full book review >

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CATFISH CAFE by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"He's much too modest, but his 11th adventure really is lesser work from the accomplished author of Deception Pass (1997)."
Balinda Little, the daughter of Seattle p.i. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN, A LITERARY LIFE by Everett Emerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A useful addition to Twain scholarship—one that may inspire many to reread the Inimitable himself."
Mark Twain considered his writing the key feature of his life; this new biography takes him at his word. Read full book review >

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RECESS WARRIORS by Marcus Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A welcome throwback to the way recess should be. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
Update that cootie shot: zombies have taken over the playground. Read full book review >

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LAST DAY ON MARS by Kevin Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Enigmatic enemies, sabotage, space travel, and short, bone-wracking bits of time travel make for a banging adventure. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
All remaining humans are leaving Mars for a distant planet, but departure day goes sideways. Read full book review >

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FINDING ABBEY ROAD by Kevin Emerson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"The adventure, possibility, and closure that wrap up the mystery-driven, music-fueled Exile series will leave fans satisfied and hopeful. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Dangerheart band manager Summer has just revealed a secret to Caleb, her boyfriend and the band's lead singer, that turns his world inside out; once again, there is a twist regarding the presumed-to-be-dead rock star Eli White, who is also father to Caleb and Dangerheart bassist Val. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 1997

"But this is the only serious fault in an otherwise fine work of cultural history. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Emerson gives readers a marvelous social and historical context in which to consider 19th-century America's most popular songwriter. Read full book review >

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BROKEN BODIES by Sally Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"A paperback romance tarted up with literary and aesthetic scenery that has no effect on its Harlequin prose ('Kate's flesh had been hot and solid and sweet, tasting of flowers') or cornball plot."
A slow and rather tedious love story, and first US publication, from Emerson throws together two historians obsessed with the same woman and lets nature take its course. Read full book review >