Search Results: "Sue Corbett"


BOOK REVIEW

12 AGAIN by Sue Corbett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Still: original, unusual, and imaginative. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this odd, cross-genre pairing, a boy tries to solve the mystery of his mother's disappearance, not knowing that she has turned into a child herself and is now his classmate. Read full book review >

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FREE BASEBALL by Sue Corbett
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Corbett remains carefully true to Felix's view and interpretation of events and deftly weaves a moving coming-of-age story with a sweet, satisfying conclusion. (afterword, glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Felix and his mother escaped from Cuba when he was a baby. Read full book review >

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THE LAST NEWSPAPER BOY IN AMERICA by Sue Corbett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A tidy resolution comes hastily together as 'Wil of Steele' proves his mettle. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Corbett stirs current events into an old-fashioned boy-makes-good tale with mixed results. Read full book review >

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ALLIGATOR SUE by Sharon Arms Doucet
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 6, 2003

"Laissez les bon temps roulez. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While Tarzan seems to have been relegated to the back shelf in recent years, here's an updated female version with a distinctly Cajun flavor. Read full book review >

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MARSUPIAL SUE by John Lithgow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The oversized format, double-page spreads, and professional, witty CD make this a natural for reading aloud (and singing along) with a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Marsupial Sue must learn that lesson that so many picture-book heroes and heroines have learned before: just be yourself and follow your own "marsupial star," whatever that felicitous phrase might mean. Read full book review >

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HARRY SUE by Sue Stauffacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2005

"Joint Jive Glossary' included. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With no communication from her incarcerated mother for six years, Harry Sue mistakenly believes that the only way to find her mother is to enter "the joint" herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Whether the federal courts will indeed hear their cases remains to be seen, though the authors do point to case law that may help such arguments along. As to damages for suicide bombings and bus-stop stabbings, well, that's another question."
When intifada and suicide bombings don't get the desired results, call an attorney. Read full book review >

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FANNY AND SUE by Karen Stolz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Certainly not without its Saturday Evening Post charms, but this one lacks the complexity to bring it alive."
Twins grow up during the Depression in a nostalgic slice of St. Louis life, the second homespun tale from Stolz (World of Pies, 2000). Read full book review >

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SUE MACDONALD HAD A BOOK by Jim Tobin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

Set to the tune of "Old MacDonald," this tale of adventuresome vowels begins with a girl and her book. Read full book review >