Search Results: "Sheldon Oberman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WIND THAT WANTED TO REST by Sheldon Oberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A quiet story with lessons to teach about benevolence. (afterword) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wind, old and tired, searches for a resting place. Read full book review >

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THE WISDOM BIRD by Sheldon Oberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

In a riddle tale based on several African and Middle Eastern antecedents, the wisest man in the world meets the wisest woman. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Still, the unusual theme of this collection, and its historical links to the still-mysterious Minoans, will draw students of these ancient stories. (glossary of names) (Folktales. 8-12)"
Weaving across the boundaries between myth and history, Oberman connects 13 Crete-centered tales from unspecified sources into a series of related episodes. Read full book review >

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THE ALWAYS PRAYER SHAWL by Sheldon Oberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"An engaging book, sure to find many uses. (Picture book. 5-10)"
``Now I can teach you something that my grandfather taught me,'' says Adam to his grandson at the end of this generational story, ``...some things change and some things don't.'' As a boy in rural Russia, the man who's now a suburban American got eggs direct from chickens and chopped wood to keep warm, but—as Adam is doing now, in their synagogue—his grandfather told him about the Jewish people and his own family: Adam was named for his grandfather's grandfather. Read full book review >

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THE TRIALS OF MOLLY SHELDON by Julian F. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"For better treatments of the subject, check out Stephanie Tolans Save Halloween (1993) or Kathryn Laskys Memoirs of a Bookbat (1994), both of which examine clashing values in American small towns with—if not sympathy—a modicum of respect for both sides. (Fiction. 11- 15)"
This savage diatribe against would-be book and film censors contains little of the wit or engaging intellectual discourse that animates most novels by Thompson (Philo Fortune's Awesome Journey to His Comfort Zone, p. 641, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A silly superhero tale showcasing a tasty, healthy berry."
Sheldon Bilberry, also known as Blueberry Boy, is a nutritional superhero in this outside-the-box children's series starter by debut author Jones. Read full book review >

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Rendezvous in Baghdad by Ben Sheldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"An inconsistent protagonist hinders an otherwise convincing tale of a country and its people enduring civil unrest."
Sheldon's (Dragula, 2004) latest thriller tells of an Air Force colonel, whose deployment to Italy sets off an act of retribution against a priest—who happens to be the new pope. Read full book review >

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THE CRAZY THINGS GIRLS DO FOR LOVE by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Plenty of witty merriment for all high-school social sets. (Chick-lit comedy. 12-18)"
Superior comic writing combined with a major snark factor turns this full-on chick-lit outing into major fun. Read full book review >

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I CONQUER BRITAIN by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Light and funny, Sheldon's characters are smart, offbeat and completely real. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this companion novel to Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America (2005), Cherokee Salamanca travels to England from her home in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSION by Sheldon Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"Siegel's dialogue crackles with pace and authenticity. His brisk narrative offers a nonstop barrage of cynical asides to the reader—not to every taste."
Sardonic Frisco attorney Michael Daley defends a popular priest against a murder charge. Read full book review >

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NOTHING LASTS FOREVER by Sidney Sheldon
Released: Sept. 13, 1994

"But it won't win any new converts. (Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
From mega-author Sheldon (The Stars Shine Down, 1992, etc.) comes a quasi-medical romance set in a large San Francisco county hospital. Read full book review >