Search Results: "Alissa Imre Geis"


BOOK REVIEW

NEIL’S CASTLE by Alissa Imre Geis
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2004

A take on the idea that making art requires making choices. Read full book review >

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WINNIE DANCING ON HER OWN by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Jacobson (Moon Sandwich Mom, 1999, etc.) does a skillful job of showing the heart-wrenching emotions felt by a child left behind by unfeeling friends in this easy novel for girls interested in ballet. Read full book review >

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WINNIE AT HER BEST by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"Winnie Fletcher is the kind of friend we all wish we could be. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Zoe is the smart one; Vanessa is the actress; and Winnie, well, is Winnie special in any way or is she simply destined to be the "ordinary" girl in the trio? Read full book review >

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TRULY WINNIE by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2003

"Written with a light touch and illustrated with winsome line drawings, this is a series for young readers to write home about. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Winning second episode about nine-year-old Winnie Fletcher; this time she's at sleep-away camp. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"A challenging read for educators and parents alike."
A former child prodigy explores the pressures on gifted children to excel. Read full book review >

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SHALLOW POND by Alissa Grosso
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2013

"The three sisters are memorable characters, but by introducing science treated so superficially, the author renders her plotline as shallow as her pond. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Three sisters feel trapped in their tiny rural town, unable to find a way out. Read full book review >

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FEROCITY SUMMER by Alissa Grosso
Released: May 8, 2012

"While peer pressure may be difficult to resist, this novel is not. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A troubled teen tries to understand how her life has hit rock bottom in this clumsily executed, issue-cluttered novel. Read full book review >

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GRAPES FROM THORNBUSHES by Alissa Ordabai
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fresh, sharp, funny take on a showbiz staple."
An up-and-coming rock musician worries about selling out in this satirical bildungsroman. Read full book review >

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REPUBLIC OF OUTSIDERS by Alissa Quart
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A thought-provoking examination of counterculture through the eyes of those living life just outside the conventional box."
The ways in which a cross-section of intrepid renegades finds contentment and success by swimming upstream. Read full book review >

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TWELVE DANCING UNICORNS by Alissa Heyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Clichéd but attractive to its target audience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What is the secret of the 12 unicorns? Read full book review >

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A TALENT FOR TRICKERY by Alissa Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This is worth a read because of the twists in the criminal investigation, in spite of a not-so-scintillating love story."
A viscount investigating a murder for the crown is reunited with the beautiful daughter of a criminal he nabbed several years before. Read full book review >

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TAMPA by Alissa Nutting
Released: July 2, 2013

"A taxing attempt to penetrate the mind of female child molesters with grimy, mundane results."
A middle school teacher in Tampa, Fla., goes to outrageous lengths to hide her voracious sexual appetite for adolescent boys. Read full book review >