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Maple 9 – Brief Article

Maple 9 – Brief Article Eric Fortess Maplesoft (57 Erb St., W., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 6C2; 800-267-6583 or 519-747-2373; www.maplesoft.com). c2003. Windows ME/98 (64 MB, 128 MB rec.), XP/2000/Professional (128 MB, 256 MB rec.); Macintosh, OS X, v 10.2.3 with JRE 1.4.1, G3 processor, 128 MB (256 MB rec.); for both: 200 MB free […]

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Moriarty, Jaclyn. The year of secret assignments – Brief Article – Young Adult Review

Moriarty, Jaclyn. The year of secret assignments – Brief Article – Young Adult Review – Book Review Claire Rosser Scholastic. 344p. c2004. 0439-49881-3. $16.95. JS * A wonderfully imaginative, difficult to describe novel from the author of Feeling Sorry for Celia, and any readers familiar with that first novel will grab eagerly for this new […]

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Ikumi, Mia. Tokyo Mew Mew A La Mode

Ikumi, Mia. Tokyo Mew Mew A La Mode George Galuschak IKUMI, Mia. Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode. Tokyopop. 197p. illus. c2005. 1-595-32789-4. $9.99. J When Berry Shirayuki, age 12, follows a cute guy into the mysterious cafe, she has no idea that she’s about to become the newest Mew Mew. Mew Mews, in case […]

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Oates, Joyce Carol. The Best American Essays of the Century

Oates, Joyce Carol. The Best American Essays of the Century – Book Review Patricia A. Moore Houghton Mifflin. 624p. c2001. 0-6181-55872. $18.00. SA In her excellent introduction to this collection, Joyce carol Oates states her belief that “art should not be comforting.” It should, instead, “provoke, disturb, … and expand our sympathies in directions we […]

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Franek, Robert, with Tom Meltzer, Et Al. The best 345 colleges; the smart student’s guide to colleges, 2003 edition

Franek, Robert, with Tom Meltzer, Et Al. The best 345 colleges; the smart student’s guide to colleges, 2003 edition – Book Review Claire Rosser Random House, The Princeton Review. 762p. index. 2002. 0-375-76255-8. 20.00. SA The Editors meant to have the best 300 colleges, but more schools made the grade, hence the number 345. As […]

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Meek, Anna George. Acts of contortion

Meek, Anna George. Acts of contortion James Beschta Univ. of Wisconsin Press. 68p. c2002.0-299-18264-9. $12.95. SA In the first stanza of the long and moving title poem that concludes this Brittingham Prize-winning collection, Meek states “The articulate carnival is molded I from vague feeling.” Assuming poetry to be among those written and spoken arts of […]

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Booth, Teena. Falling from fire – Brief Article – Young Adult Review

Booth, Teena. Falling from fire – Brief Article – Young Adult Review – Book Review Paula Rohrlick BOOTH, Teena. Falling from fire. Random house, Wendy Lamb books. 202p. c2002. 0-385-900473. $17.99. JS Teri, a high school freshman in a small town in northern California, thinks of herself as “a Nobody.” At home, she is overshadowed […]

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Cooney, Caroline B. The Ransom of Mercy Carter – Brief Article – Young Adult Review

Cooney, Caroline B. The Ransom of Mercy Carter – Brief Article – Young Adult Review – Book Review Sally M. Tibbetts Random House, Dell, Laurel Leaf. 249p. c2001.0-440-22775-5. $5.50. JS Mercy Carter has seen her family attacked by the Mohawk Indians. She is now a captive after having been marched through hundreds of miles of […]

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Prose, Francine. After – Brief Article – Young Adult Review

Prose, Francine. After – Brief Article – Young Adult Review – Book Review Claire Rosser HarperCollins. 330p. 2003. 0-060-08081-7. $15.99. JS This suspenseful story rakes place in a high school after a violent shooting incident (like the one at Columbine High School) occurs in a nearby community. Tom and his friends–called the smart jacks–are the […]

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The Truth about Stacey, vol. 2

Martin, Ann M. The Babysitters Club: The Truth about Stacey, vol. 2 Jennifer Feigelman MARTIN, Ann M. The Babysitters Club: the truth about Stacey, vol. 2. Art by Raina Telgemeier. Scholastic, Graphix. 142p. illus. c2006. 0-4397-3936-5. $8.99. JS Everybody’s favorite crew of good-hearted babysitters is back in this second graphic novel from Scholastic’s Graphix line. […]