Search Results: "Andrea Cagan"


BOOK REVIEW

MEMOIRS OF A GHOST by Andrea Cagan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2015

"A memoir from the shadows that's just as fascinating as those that inhabit the spotlight.
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A ghostwriter pens her own revealing story. Read full book review >

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FOXY by Pam Grier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2010

"Grier's iconic force fails to translate to the page—a disappointment for fans of her unforgettable performances and reign as the queen of blaxploitation."
Screen goddess Grier reflects on her life as an Army brat and showbiz icon, to middling effect. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY TO LOVE? by Grace Slick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"Slick's swaggering, unapologetic persona gets a little irritating by the end, but her progress from hippie queen to cranky rich liberal makes for a fun and emblematic trip. (4 pages color photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Jefferson Airplane singer Slick delivers a bouncy, somewhat hectoring account of her 25-year career. Read full book review >

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PIPER PERISH by Kayla Cagan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"In the interplay between adolescence and independence, a believable combination of talent, work, and luck make budding young artist Piper a character readers will remember. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Piper Perish and her two best friends have always planned to go to art school in New York together after graduation, but now that senior year is here, nothing is coming together as envisioned. Read full book review >

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ELLIOT’S NOISY NIGHT by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"MPQUOTEPAGECOUNT 802) or the shelf full of other takes on the theme. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The plush moose gets past another common domestic challenge in this seventh outing in the industry known as Elliot (Elliot Gets Stuck, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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ELLIOT’S BATH by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Fans of the books will not be disappointed, but there's not much else to recommend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Several stuffed animals run into a problem when Socks the monkey inadvertently spills paint on herself and on Elliot the plush moose. Read full book review >

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ACCIDENT! by Andrea Tsurumi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Accidents are OK. This entertaining romp acknowledges that those who have them are OK, too. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Oopses occur when animals of varied sizes, colors, and species wreak havoc around town and pay a riotous price—but learn a valuable life lesson. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"At once intimate and universal; the riveting story of an unforgettable life lived during an unbelievable time. (Verse biography. 9 & up)"
Cheng follows on the Caldecott Honor-winning Dave the Potter, by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier (2010), to further open up the fascinating life of the enslaved potter named Dave for children. Read full book review >

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MARY SMITH by Andrea U’Ren
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 13, 2003

"This seamless blend of fact and fiction joins the likes of Sarah Wilson's Three in a Balloon (1990) in lighting up a morsel of strange-but-true history. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
U'Ren unearths a fascinating tidbit from the past. Read full book review >

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LITTLE OLD FARM FOLK by Andrea Wisnewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"An idyllic and idealized portrait of rural America, preserved in ink and paint rather than amber. (Board book. 1-3)"
A cozy board book is as traditional as "traditional" can be. Read full book review >

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ELLIOT'S EMERGENCY by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The coaching Elliot gets on learning to sew hints at self- sufficiency, without becoming didactic. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If a torn seam for a stuffed toy is like a skinned knee for a child, it's no wonder that Elliot the moose turns to his other toy friends for help in keeping his stuffing from falling out. Read full book review >