Search Results: "Tammar Stein"


BOOK REVIEW

LIGHT YEARS: A NOVEL by Tammar Stein
FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Although passages dealing with Maya's American life seem less than genuine, those illustrating the everyday fears of people living in Israel, as well as the beauty of the region, ring true. (Fiction. YA)"
Caught between two vastly different worlds, Maya seeks balance between her tragic past in Israel and her present in Virginia as an astronomy student. Read full book review >

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THE SIX-DAY HERO by Tammar Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A straightforward vehicle for a single viewpoint of recent history; supplement with other perspectives for a more complete story. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
The Six-Day War, told from the point of view of an Israeli seventh-grader in 1967. Read full book review >

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KINDRED by Tammar Stein
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Despite uneven pacing and loose plotting, this intriguing exploration of divine intervention and cast of complex characters add up to a compelling read. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
For the Abbott-Levy siblings, good versus evil is a family affair. Read full book review >

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HIGH DIVE by Tammar Stein
FICTION
Released: June 10, 2008

"Hopeful and real. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Traveling to Sardinia to say farewell to her family's vacation home, Arden struggles with other goodbyes that she has had to make in recent months. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN STEIN by Ellen Raskin
Released: March 18, 1972

"Moral support for the lonely genius, and — being Raskin — it's ORIGINAL, CREATIVE and ARTISTIC."
Like his once-removed namesake, Franklin Stein labors alone in a creaky old house and brings forth a monster — this one named Fred and made of a mop, potato masher, necktie, skateboard, slats, fan, lamp, rake, feathers, etc. Franklin's family and neighbors and some wildly assorted passersby label Fred "WICKED ABOMINABLE DUMB SINISTER ATROCIOUS WEIRD REVOLTING" — until he wins the pet show blue ribbon and the judge's citation: "ORIGINAL CREATIVE ARTISTIC SUPERB." Read full book review >

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STEIN HOUSE by Myra Hargrave McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2013

"A wonderful slice of history that animates mid-19th century Texas."
Historical fiction is anything but boring in McIlvain's (Legacy, 2012, etc.) latest work. Read full book review >

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ALLAN STEIN by Matthew Stadler
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A hackneyed portrayal of gay lust: vacuous, pointless, and tasteless in the extreme."
A pedophilic fantasy by the popular gay novelist (The Sex Offender, 1994, etc.) whose earlier work showed signs of a vivid imagination rather reluctantly reined in. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This isn't anything like a blatant grab for Captain Underpants fans, oh no. (Fiction. 7-9)"
An anything-but-subtle tale about learning to get along with others, infused with bathroom humor and featuring a pint-sized Morticia Addams as main character. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Perhaps the most convincing marker of the success of this collection is that, in addition to conveying so much about these correspondents, it prompts one to regret anew the decline of letter writing."
By giving both sides of an ongoing written conversation, this useful collection offers an unusual portrait of a long and important literary friendship. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE BUNNY CAN BAKE by Janet Stein
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2009

"Get cooking! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Top chefs of all ages will enjoy this romp through Chef George's School of Dessertology. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN SECRETS by Triss Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"The lack of resolution or care in wrapping up the mystery makes it clear that Stein's interests lie elsewhere, perhaps in informing readers about the borough's history. The threads of old Brooklyn, modern menace, and Erica's own life never quite come together."
A single mother in graduate school puts aside her research on Brooklyn to learn more about why a local girl has been beaten. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN GRAVES by Triss Stein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2014

"Offers promising developments for Erica and Chris, but readers will find little to work with."
In the second book of Stein's (Brooklyn Bones, 2013, etc.) Erica Donato Mysteries series, a grad student and mother wrestles with a puzzle related to her history work—only to find more questions that hit closer to home. Read full book review >