Search Results: "Tamar Hak"


BOOK REVIEW

BENNY THE CAT by Tamar Hak
by Tamar Hak, illustrated by Tamar Hak, developed by Touchoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2011

"It may seem slight compared to more heavily produced ventures, but Benny's bite-sized app (and oversized head) may be just the right fit for some. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Less a fleshed-out story than a virtual cat toy for iPad, this app nevertheless charms on the strength of its oddly proportioned feline star. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET CITY BALLET by Erika Tamar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1996

"The appeal is in featuring girls from various backgrounds involved in dance, and for that, the book should reach an audience well beyond balletomanes. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Marisol Perez, who lives on New York City's Lower East Side, has always loved to dance; when she is given a scholarship to the Manhattan Ballet School, she is thrilled. Read full book review >

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AS THE WORLD CHURNS by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Fans of the clever, sarcastic, engaging Magdalena will doubtless find this adventure just as rollicking as all her others (Hell Hath No Curry, 2006, etc.), even if they're hard-pressed to find much mystery."
A fast-talking Mennonite innkeeper's latest scheme for publicizing her inn puts her loved ones in danger. Read full book review >

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FRONTIERS OF POSSESSION by Tamar Herzog
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"This book is for those with a legal bent who enjoy the question more than the solution. While certainly erudite, the text is long and confusing, and many readers will wonder where the author is heading."
Herzog (Latin American Affairs/Harvard Univ.; Defining Nations: Immigrants and Citizens in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America, 2003) examines the border disputes between Spain and Portugal, comparing the players and difficulties of the two widely distant and differing situations. Read full book review >

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LEFT by Tamar Ossowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Ossowski, a mother of three (including a child with special needs), touchingly examines the elements that bind families together."
Massachusetts-based author Ossowski's debut about a family's fragmentation, forgiveness and love. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF PIE by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Magdalena may be smart and amusing, but her atrocious alliterative amalgamations will alienate many a reader."
The maven of Mennonite mysteries is at it again. Read full book review >

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VENUS AND THE COMETS by Erika Tamar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Venus Maguire, aging child model, longs for something more. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS I DID LAST SUMMER by Erika Tamar
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A book that should win a wide readership among mature YAs. (Fiction. 14+)"
Andy Szabo (The Truth About Kim O'Hara, 1992), spending the summer before senior year at a cottage in the Hamptons, has two aspirations: to succeed in his job at the local newspaper and to lose his virginity. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO STOLE THE LEOPARD'S SPOTS by Tamar Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"This third in the series (The Headhunter's Daughter, 2011, etc.), based on Myers' life as the child of missionaries in the Belgian Congo, is not a mystery in the traditional sense. But it provides a fascinating look at life in a colonial Africa on the brink of catastrophic change as the wily Cripple manipulates her self-anointed betters."
The Belgian Congo of 1958, facing enormous social changes as colonial rule is nearing an end, is challenged by more intimate disruption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUSTARD’S LAST STAND by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"Includes six custard recipes (not sampled)."
Had Mennonite innkeeper Magdalena Yoder but known Colonel Custard's plans for upscaling tiny, picturesque Hernia, Pennsylvania, with a 100-suite hotel, deluxe spa, gourmet restaurant, and hot-and-cold running amenities, she never would have rented out the second floor of her PennDutch Inn to him, his chauffeur Ivan, and his personal chef Anne. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEA WITH JAM AND DREAD by Tamar Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"Sarcasm and wacky humor overwhelm the underwhelming mystery in Magdalena's ninth (The Death of Pie, 2014, etc.)."
Downton Abbey meets the Penn Dutch Inn. Read full book review >