Search Results: "Andréa Wesson"


BOOK REVIEW

ARGUS by Michelle Knudsen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"With his expressive ears, wings and tail, naughty Argus will capture attention and hearts. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A class science project raising baby chicks becomes a memorable lesson in tolerance when one "chick" is decidedly different from the others. Read full book review >

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DARWIN'S FIRST THEORY by Rob Wesson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"A welcome addition to Darwin studies."
A geologist dives headfirst into an exploration of Charles Darwin and his work, demonstrating how he shares Darwin's "passion for understanding the earth and Homo Sapiens' place upon it." Read full book review >

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A SUGGESTION OF DEATH by Marianne Wesson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2000

"Wesson's prose style is both careful and pleasing, her heroine so likable that you'll forgive the walkabout. (Author tour)"
After a striking debut (Render up the Body, 1997), Wesson returns with a solid performance in which a mistreated young girl and a courageous lawyer battle for justice. Read full book review >

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RENDER UP THE BODY by Marianne Wesson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"For everyone else, though: an audacious, unsettling mixture of legal suspense and morality play. (Book-of- the-Month Club alternate selection)"
Newcomer Wesson, a prosecutor-turned-defense-attorney, melds Dead Man Walking with the legal thriller formula in her provocative debut. Read full book review >

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ENCORE, OPERA CAT! by Tess Weaver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Brava! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Alma is a cat with a talent and a dream: She can sing opera, and she wants to perform on stage just like her human, Madame SoSo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"A valuable addition to AIDS literature—but also striking for what it reveals of today's artistic temperament as filtered through gay experience."
Honestly assessing their own responses and directions after testing HIV-positive, a number of prominent gay artists speak at length in interviews compiled by cultural critic Vaucher (The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"That's what reading this is like.' (Fiction. 7-10)"
Evangeline Mudd is a lucky little girl: raised by primatologist parents in the fashion of the gentle and remarkable golden-haired apes, she grows up swinging from chandeliers, utterly and completely secure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK QUACK by Lucy Nolan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Jack Quack is sure to take off. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The clumsy duckling overcomes his growing pains and gets the girl in this wonderfully silly story. Read full book review >

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EVANGELINA MUDD AND THE GREAT MINK ESCAPADE by David Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Original and fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Bored with her quiet life waiting for the birth of her new brother or sister, Evangeline yearns for a new adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPY TOYS by Mark Powers
by Mark Powers, illustrated by Tim Wesson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A riotous thigh-slapper with plenty of Toy Story in its DNA. (Crime comedy. 8-10)"
In a near-future "doll-eat-doll" world, three smart but defective toys join forces to escape the rubbish bin and fight crime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PET FOR MISS WRIGHT by Judy Young
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"The helpful hound is an endearing introduction to the role of an editor, though he really deserves a clever name of his own. (Perhaps in their next adventure…Mr. Basset Buys a Bookshop?) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miss Wright is a lonely writer, tapping away at her computer in her beachfront cabin. Read full book review >

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OPERA CAT by Tess Weaver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Bravissima! (Picture book. 4-8)"
What's a diva to do? Read full book review >