Search Results: "Allison Grace MacDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOW QUEEN by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A deep subtext of love and loss, childhood and awakening, power and trust resonate through these pages at least as strongly as the magnificent images. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-12)"
One of the great illustrators of our time takes on one of the knottier Andersen fairy tales, producing a gorgeous and winning result. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISSY’S FRIENDS by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Instructions for origami paper crane appended. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Shy Lissy feels alone with no friends at her new school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLVINA SWIMS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"A refreshing dive into a common anxiety with an uplifting message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bird Convention has ended and it's time for vacation in Hawaii. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE FORKED ROAD by John Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2017

"A delightfully quirky series whose eccentric charms haven't faltered. (Graphic mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
In this seventh installment, the sleuths from Griswold's Grammar School unravel yet another case involving a mysterious portal and a time-bending troublemaker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE LONELY ONE by John Allison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 21, 2015

"Funny and clever, but most likely to only satisfy fans who have been with the gang since the beginning. (Graphic mystery/sci-fi. 12-16)"
A group of students at a British school all become friends with a strange new boy who eats onions; one student suspects something odd's afoot and must discover the truth before it's too late. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LBD: IT’S A GIRL THING by Grace Dent
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A Rennison imitation, or in LBD terms, not quite as big a 'fat sack of flatulent poo-flavored mess' as it starts out to be. (Fiction. YA)"
Stymied from attending the Astlebury Music Festival by their parents, three British girls in Year 9—they call themselves Les Bambinos Dangereuses—decide to have their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rising From the Mire by Christine Grace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2015

"Affecting yet inspiring in its positivity."
This collection of insightful, emotionally intuitive short stories by Grace succeeds in honoring the resilience of women around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEENAGERS by Grace Palladino
NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 1996

"Replete with statistics, first-person accounts, and extensive footnotes, this is the first social history to follow Beaver and Wally's devolution into Beavis and Butt-Head."
A direct, droll, but disturbing social history of American teenagers and their value in the marketplace. Read full book review >

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PIGGY MONK SQUARE by Grace Jolliffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2005

"A poised and melancholy portrait that doesn't quite transcend its familiar coming-of-age themes."
A cautionary tale set in one of the bleakest corners of England in the 1970s, narrated by a nine-year-old girl who's growing up fast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT A LADY NEEDS FOR CHRISTMAS by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A touching and sensual holiday charmer."
An aristocratic heiress trying to escape social ruin is aided by an attractive businessman who offers her the shelter of marriage, though neither expects the venture to end in love. Read full book review >