Search Results: "Tamara Neal"


BOOK REVIEW

Kinship by Tamara Neal
Released: March 8, 2013

"A picture book with a valuable message of acceptance, unevenly executed."
A picture book that emphasizes love and diversity while introducing children to different types of family relationships. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSHIP by Tamara Neal
Released: June 24, 2014

"A light and breezy view of an inclusive, perfect world in which everyone can be friends."
Neal's (Kinship, 2013, etc.) latest picture book presents an idealized view of universal friendship. Read full book review >

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THE MUMMY MAKERS OF EGYPT by Tamara Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Thrill-seekers and serious students of ancient Egyptian culture and values will be equally enthralled. (map, bibliography, family tree) (Informational picture book. 8-11)"
An exact description of a royal mummy's embalming and burial, drawn from ancient records and from evidence found in a nearly intact tomb discovered in 1905. Read full book review >

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The World's Top Ten Worst Men for Women Guide by Tamara R. Neal
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An affirming guide to dangerous relationships that skips the jargon in favor of a personal, direct message."
A heartfelt, personal look at the various abusive relationships women can find themselves in. Read full book review >

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DEEP DOWN THINGS by Tamara Linse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2014

"A moving but uneven depiction of a family struggling through loss."
In Linse's (How to Be a Man, 2014) novel, three orphaned siblings must rely on each other through a host of tragedies and triumphs. Read full book review >

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SAVING MR. PERFECT  by Tamara Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"If you like pointed banter and characters that are just on the edge of functional, à la those in the novels of Jennifer Crusie or Kristan Higgins, this book will keep you occupied for a couple of afternoons."
A dramedy with a fanfic premise: what if Mr. and Mrs. Smith had stayed married and kept working for different sides after learning each other's secrets? Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Hilarious in flashes, but more often sloppy, off-putting and boring."
The author's recollections of an off-the-beaten-path vacation of sleazy situations. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE WAVES KNOW by Tamara Valentine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"This dreamy coming-of-age mystery unfolds in tantalizing waves with keen insight and lush prose."
In a novel rich in mythology and childhood secrets, a girl searches for her voice in the Rhode Island town where she stopped speaking at age 6. Read full book review >

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ARBITRARY STUPID GOAL by Tamara Shopsin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2017

"A warm evocation of a quirky life and exuberant times."
Candid recollections of growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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THE SHIPWRECKED SAILOR by Tamara Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Budding Egyptologists as well as lovers of well-told, multi-layered folktales will treasure this outstanding debut. (bibliography, map) (Picture book/folktale. 7-11)"
For all its brevity, this sailor's yarn, possibly 4,000 years old, positively vibrates with wonder, danger, joy, and deeper meaning. Read full book review >

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HOW THE AMAZON QUEEN FOUGHT THE PRINCE OF EGYPT by Tamara Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"A rare tale, as enjoyable for its authoritative, scholarly appurtenances as for its vivid retelling. (bibliography) (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
As in her Shipwrecked Sailor (2000), Bower gives a little-known ancient tale fresh life without robbing it of its distinctive cultural milieu. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH ACADEMY by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The decision by Oscar's new friend Fox to go unwashed as long as possible leads to all sorts of stinky humor that fits right in to this second-tier series opener. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Scribbly illustrations dominating nearly every spread, Layton's latest plunks fledgling readers down amidst a student body of typical types who—atypically—happen to be mammoths, saber toothed tigers, ground sloths, cave bears and other early mammals. Read full book review >