Search Results: "Amy Shearn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN by Amy Shearn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"Nevertheless, the author possesses a gift for infusing a mundane situation (an abandoned housewife) with the implausible (a mermaid) and building a story that many readers will find intuitive, clever and, on many levels, perfectly believable."
A woman drowning in self-pity and depression takes a plunge but manages to stay afloat with the help of a mermaid in this second novel by aquatic-obsessed Shearn (How Far is the Ocean from Here, 2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW FAR IS THE OCEAN FROM HERE by Amy Shearn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2008

"Shearn only needs to add artistic discipline to her other gifts to be a formidable talent."
A disoriented surrogate mother goes on the lam in this uneven first novel. Read full book review >

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YOUR KISSES ARE AS WICKED AS AN F-16
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BOOK REPORT for Kissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys) by Amy Spalding

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: LOL
Bonus Factors: Best Guy Friend, I'm With the Band, LA
Relationship Status: My Plus One

 

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock

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BOOK REVIEW

A GLORIOUS DAY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A sensitive observer in top form, Schwartz has created a treasure of a tale that captures marvels in everyday life. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With perfect pitch and hilariously deadpan delivery, Schwartz follows a two- (or so) year-old through an ordinary, completely wonderful day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOG WHO BELONGED TO NO ONE by Amy Hest
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"It's a warm, well-appointed tale; both author and illustrator show a keen eye for detail. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hardworking girl meets scruffily cute mutt. Read full book review >

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THINGS I LEARNED IN SECOND GRADE by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Just right. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When red-headed Andrew started second grade, he didn't know how to spell "should," subtract 348 from 411, write in cursive, or read a chapter book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GABBY GROWING UP by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

A sequel to The Purple Coat (1986) that is, on its own, a tender story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE MONDAY by Amy Huntington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A wonderful first effort by Huntington that will have readers waiting breathlessly for the next Monday. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An especially strong wind wreaks fanciful havoc on a small farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME BABIES by Amy Schwartz
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Very small children will love the lists, and somewhat older children will get a glimpse into the secret life of parenthood. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A wry and winsome reality infuses this anti-bedtime story, which sounds as though it could have been transcribed from life, only better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOYS TEAM by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Boys will probably like this, but it will leave little girls feeling like the last person to be picked for the softball game. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Schwartz (Some Babies, 2000, etc.) presents a first-person narrative of a trio of kindergarten-age boys who enjoy the tight, three-way friendship they call the "Boys Team." Read full book review >

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CAMPER OF THE WEEK by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A real winner. (Picture book. 5-9)"
For the younger set, tough moral choices treated with respect and memorable humor. Read full book review >