Search Results: "Amy de la Haye"


BOOK REVIEW

CHANEL by Amy de la Haye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 1995

"Chanel."
This handsomely illustrated history of the work, rather than the life, of couturiere Gabrielle ``Coco'' Chanel (18831971) is more a commercial than a personal biography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 1997

"Colorful and witty; only the authors' dry though informative text lacks style."
The look of this volume is as eye-poppingly witty as the clothes that inspired it. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2012

"Not every reader will share Clara's strong affinity for fashion, but there's no denying the beauty of the showcased. (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
What begins as a simple story about a girl trying to restore her grandmother's torn hat becomes an unexpectedly detailed look at fashion treasures from a famous British museum. Read full book review >

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I LOVE KISSES by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Unfortunately, the Hallmark sentiments in the primary text make this book feel generic and just transitorily cute. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fifteen examples of animal affection, which looks not so different than the human kind. Read full book review >

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THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A paint-by-numbers effort to market a spinoff that's likely to be equally ephemeral. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a prequel to an upcoming Disney Channel film, the offspring of four familiar villains bond in an effort to impress their evil parents. Read full book review >

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CURSE OF THE ANCIENTS by Matt de la Peña
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Fans of the series will already be hooked, but even more skeptical readers may be a little curious what happens next. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Armageddon isn't all bad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEXICAN WHITE BOY by Matt de la Peña
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Though not an out-of-the-park follow-up to 2005's Ball Don't Lie, de la Peña blends sports and street together in a satisfying search for personal identity. (Fiction. YA)"
Angry with his Caucasian mother and feeling removed from his Hispanic heritage, 16-year-old Danny decides to spend the summer with his father's relatives in an attempt to re-forge his identity. Read full book review >

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT by Melissa de la Cruz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Timely. (Fiction. 12+)"
A lonely girl "fresh off the boat" tries to fit in with the cool crowd until she learns the importance of being herself in this witty, trendy, coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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THE AU PAIRS by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Trashy romance lit for the not-ready-for-Jackie-Collins set. (Fiction. YA)"
For three very different teen strangers, a live-in job in the Hamptons is a ticket to fun in the sun, all-night parties, and high society trolling for boys. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRES OF MANHATTAN by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Over-the-top drama and a breezy pace leave more to look forward to in the series."
De la Cruz's new adult series based on her Blue Bloods books for teens (Gates of Paradise, 2013, etc.) starts off with a fang.Read full book review >

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QUEEN VICTORIA AT HOME by Michael De-la-Noy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Historians won't find much here, but general readers with an interest in Queen Vickie will enjoy De-la-Noy's account, however incidental."
A portrait of the ruler as a young pool shark. Read full book review >