Search Results: "Zachary Shapiro"


BOOK REVIEW

Zachary Thackary by David Michael Layne
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Seaworthy beach reading for younger audiences."
A tender coming-of-age adventure that entangles a young boy in pirate shenanigans with his first love. Read full book review >

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ZACHARY TAYLOR by John S.D. Eisenhower
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Adequate sketch of Taylor's accomplishments without a great deal of flesh or heart."
Old Rough and Ready gets proficient, if somewhat lackluster treatment in this latest volume of the American Presidents series. Read full book review >

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WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT by Zachary Shapiro
ABC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Noah's Ark stories are as plentiful as starfish in the sea, but this offering from a first-time author has something new to say: Cooperation and support in tough times can keep a boatload of buddies afloat. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
The animals pile into the Ark, two by two, bringing along their umbrellas, rain hats and take-out pizza for the journey. Read full book review >

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THE CORRUPTION OF ZACHARY R. by Douglas Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2009

"An artful, beguiling voyage to a place no one wants to go."
A jumpy, bare-bones plunge into the vortex of one man's madness. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The events of the story combined may seem no larger than a pebble underfoot, yet the characters tug at readers, gaining steadily their attention and affection. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Holt reinvents the coming-of-age story, breathing life into a quirky cast of characters that inhabits the enervated town of Antler, Texas. Read full book review >

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YOUR FRIEND IN FASHION, ABBY SHAPIRO by Amy Axelrod
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Funny, lively, sensitive—a real winner. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1959, a spunky 12-year-old decides to make some money to buy a Barbie doll by writing to her Senator's beautiful wife, Jackie Kennedy, in this truly funny debut novel. Read full book review >

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HOCKEY HERO by Zachary Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fine look into hockey's heart. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In hockey, there is a tradition: win or lose, you rise to the challenge. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY MY RADIO FLYER FLEW by Zachary Pullen
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Pullen's artful oil paintings zoom in and out on the father and son in exaggerated, distorting perspectives, emphasizing the boy's expressive face and his dad in gleeful moments. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The possibilities of the little red wagon have captured the imagination of children for decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Readers of this intelligent introduction to iconic economic indices will agree that Karabell makes an excellent case."
Our leaders regularly agonize over unemployment figures, the consumer price index, gross national product and the balance of trade. These and other leading indicators are important but also overrated, writes journalist and Reuters "Edgy Optimist" columnist Karabell (Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It, 2009) in this lucid measurement of how the United States is faring. Read full book review >

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THE LOST BOOKS OF THE ODYSSEY by Zachary Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"The epic as kaleidoscope, more playful than profound."
A very strange literary adventure in which everything—the hero, the author, even the reader—is up for grabs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Well-researched and often illuminating. (b&w photos, not seen, maps, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
This latest addition in the Historical American Biographies series is a well-written and balanced biography of a poor Scottish immigrant who came to America at the age of 13 and immediately began work in a cotton mill and bobbin factory with his father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1998

"Reconnoitering a new front on the culture wars, Karabell takes some well-timed and well-aimed shots at the received notions of teaching's functions and professors' careers."
A worldly inspection of academe's ivory tower from the top floor of tenured professors and the Ivy League to the basement of adjunct teachers and community colleges. Read full book review >