Search Results: "Thomas Weyr"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Vienna remains provincial and unimportant, Weyr writes, and 'the city's culture in the twenty-first century is all in the past,' another victim of a tragic time. A solid, well-written history of a city undone."
In 1938, that year of Anschluss, Adolf Hitler promised that he would "give a proper setting" to the pearl that was Vienna. He remade the city indeed, writes Vienna native and now American journalist Weyr, but with far from lustrous results. Read full book review >

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STAY WITH ME by Garret Freymann-Weyr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 17, 2006

"Simply exquisite. (Fiction. YA)"
Freymann-Weyr's prose always has an incandescent intensity, never more so than when Leila Abranel tells how it was to live on the verge of age 17 after her much older sister Rebecca committed suicide. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE MOMENT by Garret Freymann-Weyr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 18, 2009

"With its wise writing and literary word choices, this is a smart book with questionable popularity. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Leigh is a popular athlete from New York City. Read full book review >

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THE KINGS ARE ALREADY HERE by Garret Freymann-Weyr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 21, 2003

"Freymann-Weyr's language is as precise as a blade: Phebe and Kolya's decisions about their future make a quiet and satisfying resolution to this profoundly stirring work. (Fiction. YA)"
An intense, contrapuntal novel of exquisite intelligence and sensitivity. Read full book review >

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MY HEARTBEAT by Garret Freymann-Weyr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 29, 2002

"Breathtaking in the purity of its emotions and in its refusal to pigeonhole any of its characters, it will engage teen readers to the very last page. (Fiction. YA)"
In this lovely and passionate story, told in the first-person present, the questions of love are repeated over, under, around, and beneath: how do parents love their children? Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS OLDER by Garret Freymann-Weyr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Freymann-Weyr has crafted a smartly written story that honors both intellect and love while remaining blessedly free of cliché or sugar-coating. (Fiction. 10-15)"
In this exceptional novel about the grief process, Sophie comes through as a unique but very real character. Read full book review >

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FRENCH DUCKS IN VENICE by Garret Freymann-Weyr
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A splendidly illustrated but somewhat awkwardly spun tale of inner strength found when love is lost. (Illustrated fiction. 9-14)"
Preteens weaned on Disney princesses may swoon for this melancholy modern fairy tale starring the lovely Russian dressmaker Polina Panova who is neither a French duck nor from Venice, Italy, as the title suggests. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RHYMING DUST BUNNIES by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Put away your cleaning supplies for a little messy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This dynamic quartet of dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob, have quite the flair for rhyming words—except for anxious Bob, who is wisely more concerned about their perilous surroundings. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL NUMBERS by Thomas Flintham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Not an essential purchase, but this playful romp from one to 10 with a whale, lions, blue bears, pink elephants, crocodiles, pandas, foxes, penguins, parrots, and monkeys keeps the learning light. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and cartoony creatures careen across the sturdy pages of this board book. Read full book review >