Search Results: "Uri Ben OZ"


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RADIODURANZ by Uri Ben OZ
Released: March 12, 2012

"Packs too much into too little space but still merits a look, especially for Frank Herbert fanciers."
In first-time author OZ's futuristic sci-fi novel, desert rebels on a ruined planet attempt to manipulate a young historian into destroying the empire. Read full book review >

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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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5 MORE SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS JUMPING ON THE HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION TRAIN
by John DeNardo

One of the great thrills of being a book lover is seeing your favorite book getting adapted for television and film. Hollywood routinely mines the pages of books for story ideas with increasing frequency. As well they should! The pages of science fiction books contain some of the most well-thought-out ideas of storytelling. Check out these books, which might be ...


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SUDDENLY IN THE DEPTHS OF THE FOREST by Amos Oz
ANIMALS
Released: March 21, 2011

"Flawed, but intriguing and unusual. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Matti and Maya live in a remote village in which there are no animals. Read full book review >

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UNDER THIS BLAZING LIGHT by Amos Oz
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1995

"Whether these musings touch upon the kibbutz, Israeli literature, or his early years in Jerusalem, Oz captivates the reader with his elegantly poetic voice."
Adapted from articles, interviews, and lectures from the 1960s and '70s, this is a provocative collection on Israeli society by one of the country's foremost novelists. Read full book review >

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DUSK by Uri Shulevitz
Kirkus Star
by Uri Shulevitz, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Shulevitz elegantly captures the magical quality of twilight as well as the gleaming allure of the bright lights of the big city. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A grandfather, his grandson and their hound dog stroll through a city as the sun sets, meeting comical characters and observing the brightly lit city at night. Read full book review >

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HOW I LEARNED GEOGRAPHY by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2008

"Signature watercolor illustrations contrast the stark misery of refugee life with the boundless joys of the imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A refugee boy learns more than geography from his father in this autobiographical memoir. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"Nonetheless, readers who prefer tidy beginning-middle-end tales with clear lessons had best steer clear. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The much-honored Shulevitz (Snow, 1998, etc.) presents a glorious farrago of good sense and nonsense woven through several linked trickster tales. Read full book review >

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RAIN, RAIN RIVERS by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Sept. 15, 1969

"Lyrical and sometimes lovely, sometimes impressive (especially the swelling oceans) but always there's a certain remoteness, a failure to engage the viewer directly."
A quotation from Lao Tzu — "Without going out of my door/ I know the universe" — and a reminder "in a raindrop (is) the ocean," both on the flap, express the substance of the book, and express it more forcibly than the book itself. Read full book review >

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TODDLECREEK POST OFFICE by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

"A beautiful book that makes a quiet but telling plea for little things of value, always at risk from the juggernaut of progress."
An elegiac portrait of a vanishing phenomenon: a country post office that serves as community center for old men, old dogs, or young mothers, with a gentle postmaster who's as likely to help sew on a button as sell a stamp. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The small town European setting is the sort that Shulevitz does best: evocative, timeless, and as irresistible as the first snow."
Shulevitz (The Secret Room, 1993, etc.) implies that there is much to be said for youthful hope amid all the dour nay-saying from adults. Read full book review >

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DON'T CALL IT NIGHT by Amos Oz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A perfectly pitched comedy, expertly translated, and one of Oz's most attractive and accomplished books."
A vividly and affectionately detailed picture of Israeli village life—and of what might be called a JulyOctober relationship—by acclaimed essayist and novelist Oz (Under This Blazing Light, 1995; Fima, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >