Search Results: "Theo Coster"


BOOK REVIEW

WE ALL WORE STARS by Theo Coster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The moving lore around the life of Anne Frank remains inexhaustible and eternal."
A handful of classmates relegated to Amsterdam's Jewish Lyceum during World War II offer poignant, haunting memories of "Annelies." Read full book review >

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MYSTIC CITY by Theo Lawrence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A gripping Romeo-and-Juliet exploration of deception, espionage, revolution, the greater good and love conquering all—with the aid of magical green lights and a peculiar little locket. (Urban fantasy/science fiction. 14 & up)"
Marriage is a lesson in self-discovery, particularly if your fiancé is the golden son of a rival political family you've been bred to hate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"No deeper than one would expect from tabloid journalism, but just as lively and amusing."
Entertaining memoirs by a reporter who covered some of the biggest trials of the century, as well as many other great events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 17, 2017

"Readers will share Emery's lack of nostalgia for this half-forgotten weapon, but they will admire this satisfying combination of technical background, battlefield fireworks, biographies of colorful major figures, and personal anecdotes from individual soldiers."
An illumination of the "little understood and…poorly documented" story of a significant piece of the "history of chemical warfare in the United States." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KONIN by Theo Richmond
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 28, 1995

"This marvelous book revives, just in time, a way of life that, when another generation has passed, will be truly irretrievable. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A stunning recreation of a lost time and placethe Polish shtetl, or village, where Richmond's parents were born, and whose Jewish population was destroyed in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE BABY-O? by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

"Lively, toe-tapping fun. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This collection of ten rhymes and songs manages to group some traditional favorites such as Trot Trot to Boston and Hush Little Baby with more modern folk songs like Woodie Guthrie's Jig Along Home. Read full book review >

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HAT ON, HAT OFF by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2016

"A seemingly simple story is greatly enhanced by nuanced, toddler-friendly details. (Picture book. 1-3)"
What parent or caregiver hasn't played the game of putting on and taking off a piece of clothing with a baby? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1995

"A splendidly funny and intelligent piece of travel writing."
Coster, a British journalist, novelist (Train, Train, not reviewed), and former editor of Granta, wondered what it would be like to be a long-distance trucker, so he took to the roads of Europe and America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALSEY STREET by Naima  Coster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"Absorbing and alive, the kind of novel that swallows you whole."
A quiet gut-punch of a debut, Coster's novel is a family saga set against the landscape of gentrifying Brooklyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Solid reading for comparative religions, current events and the clash of civilizations."
An eye-opening look into the abyss: the great yawning gulf that lies between the true believer and the infidel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOXIC HEART by Theo Lawrence
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2014

"An electric, futuristic fantasy with loads of action, heartbreak and one delicious gold-lamé cat suit. (Urban fantasy/science fiction. 14 & up)"
Averting the vindictive intent of a greedy family while longing for the affection of an absent paramour can give a revolutionary girl heartburn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO BURP OR NOT TO BURP by Dave Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Riveting reading for junior astronauts—and just about everybody else. (index, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
An ex-astronaut shares vital information about what he calls "our, um, bodily functions" in microgravity. Read full book review >