Search Results: "Sheila Greenwald"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Readers will connect with Rosy's troubles and share her contentment when she comes out on top once more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's hard to believe, but Greenwald's Rosy Cole (Rosy Cole: She Walks in Beauty, 1994, etc.) is in eighth grade—``Top of the Heap''—at Miss Read's School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE'S HERMIONE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

This spin-off of the popular Rosy Cole stories stars Rosy's friend Hermione Wong, who is sure that her boring life as a N.Y.C. fifth grader would be fabulous if only she were famous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2003

"Greenwald, who also provides humorous line illustrations, delivers her message with a light comic touch that younger readers are sure to enjoy. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Effervescent Rosy has been eagerly looking forward to giving her country mouse cousin, Duncan, the Big Apple adventure tour of a lifetime, packed with every tourist landmark imaginable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUCKSVILLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The characters are engaging and the plot moves along gently, leading to a satisfying happy ending. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Emerald is given a school assignment to write an essay entitled "My New York," but she feels New York isn't hers, any more than the many other places she has lived with her actor parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2006

"Sweet and fun and remarkably timely given the current spate of faux memoirs. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The assignment on the chalkboard is to write about the most interesting person in your family, but what if you are the most interesting person? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FABULOUS NEW LIFE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Lively characters, even precocious ones, can't make up for the false steps in this disappointing offering. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The summer before sixth grade, Alison is experiencing first- degree culture shock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A good time from Greenwald (My Fabulous New Life, 1993, etc.) and a painless lesson in the true meaning of beauty. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Witty, engaging Rosy Cole has discovered real beauty in her new friend, Christi McCurry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIZ WHIZ  by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Amusing and not too daunting for transitioning readers. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Third-grader Flossie is not among the favorites of her classmates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

11 BEFORE 12 by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Yet another novel about dreading middle school, this breezy beach read is well-done but offers little new. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Two BFFs tackle the anxiety-riddled transition to middle school by creating a list of 11 things to accomplish before their 12th birthdays in November. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 13, 2014

"Greenwald's polemical tone does not lessen the disturbing quality of these revelations."
Personalized account by Greenwald (With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, 2011, etc.) regarding his encounters with Edward Snowden and their exposure of the National Security Agency's program of "indiscriminate mass surveillance." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REEL LIFE STARRING US by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This funny, nuanced tale offers keen observations on middle-school life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For eighth-grader Dina, being the new girl at school is a disaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Greenwald lets no one off the hook in demonstrating the vast differences in legal recourse between rich and poor, powerful and weak—would that he had more solutions."
Attorney and Salon contributor Greenwald (Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics, 2008, etc.) exposes the collapse of the checks-and-balances system that was supposed to protect America from tyrants and dictators. Read full book review >