Search Results: "Alison Johnson McLennan"


BOOK REVIEW

FALLING FOR JOHNNY by Alison Johnson McLennan
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A dark, violent story with a heart."
McLennan's debut novel tells the story of Johnny McPherson, an organized crime boss in Boston, and Riley Donavan, a young woman who's drawn into Johnny's world by chance and circumstance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"McLennan's is less an aid to hikers than a handbook for outlet-mall devotees."
For those who know they want a meaningful spiritual life, but don—t know where to find one. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Beautifully straightforward, unadorned, evocative prose that will likely inspire a new generation of travelers."
Booze, brawls, broads—an Aussie adventurer explores the macho commonalities of communities around the globe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEALTH OF VIRGINIA by Barbara N. McLennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"An informative rendering of pre-Revolutionary America, with an inspiring female protagonist."
McLennan's (The Wealth of Jamestown, 2013) historical novel depicts America at a tenuous stage in its early history, when wealth, violence and political unease were all starting to swell. Read full book review >

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FREDDY & FRITO AND THE CLUBHOUSE RULES by Alison Friend
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"This playful, lighthearted lesson about peacekeeping and place-keeping serves as the introduction of Friend's Freddy & Frito, and readers will look forward to their further adventures. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Fox kit Freddy and little mouse Frito's imaginative play dates are hampered by the rules of their respective homes, so why don't these two friends build a big clubhouse all their own? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

123 by Alison Jay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Just wonderful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Jay offers a worthy companion to her ABC: A Child's First Alphabet Book (2003) that is winsome and clever, with many layers to explore. Read full book review >

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UNTIL I SAW THE SEA by Alison Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Well-chosen content; top-notch visuals. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A themed anthology—somehow there haven't been many on this subject for children—of 19 poems, some anonymous or traditional, most by such familiar names as Robert Louis Stevenson, e.e. cummings, Myra Cohn Livingston, and David McCord. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISABELLA'S BED by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

When they visit Grandmother, the children sleep in ``Isabella's'' handsome bed and explore the trunk of South American treasures at its foot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE THAT ZACK BUILT by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Perfect for giggling and sharing and right on target for lap-time reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new version of a beloved classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON A SCALE FROM IDIOT TO COMPLETE JERK by Alison Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though it attempts Diary of a Wimpy Kid, it achieves lengthy science report. Skippable. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can a scientific study explain jerk-ish behavior, and will it earn J.J. a passing grade? Read full book review >

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ERNIE DANCES TO THE DIDGERIDOO by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"As a story, it's a great list. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lester's lively, evocative artwork far outstrips her clunky narrative in this introduction to Australia's northern outback state of Arnhem Land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC by Alison Jay
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Very, very nice. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Many of the elements that appear in Jay's whimsically mysterious paintings—the oversized fruit, the winsome blue crescent moon, the elongated figures with plump midsections and attenuated limbs—reappear in this abecedarian. Read full book review >