Search Results: "Andrea Montalbano"


BOOK REVIEW

CAUGHT OFFSIDE by Andrea Montalbano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Solid sports fare for soccer aficionados with a look at how race and class affect kids' friendships. (Fiction. 9-13)"
This sports story explores bullying on the Brookville Breakers, a girls soccer team in the New York suburbs. Read full book review >

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BREAKAWAY by Andrea Montalbano
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Perhaps a sequel is in order? (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Lily is a soccer dynamo. Read full book review >

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THE SHADE OF ANDREA FOX by Jacob Terrell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Moderately entertaining, high-stakes fantasy; first in a planned series."
In Terrell's first novel, high school student Andrea Jillian Fox's mysterious parentage and shadowy destiny threatens two worlds. Read full book review >

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Released: April 5, 2012

"A pleasant voyage for anyone seeking a personal history of the ocean liner."
Simpson (Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History, 2006, etc.) returns to the subject she knows best in her personal account of the 1956 wreck of the SS Andrea Doria off New England's coast en route to New York. Read full book review >

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101 Things I Want to Say to My Daughter, Andrea, on Beginning Her Career by Douglas J. Wood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A welcome adjunct to the wealth of how-to parenting literature."
An affectionate advice and how-to manual for an adult child. Read full book review >

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POWDER BURN by Carl Hiaasen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1981

"Good, solid underworld melodrama—with some especially authentic touches in the police work (a morgue scene is a standout) and the trafficking."
The cocaine traffic in Miami—convincingly, tautly fictionalized by two Miami Herald reporters. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN CHINA by Carl Hiaasen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 1984

"Still, a solid, lively thriller for the most part—with an efficient (if familiar) central plot, action that's scenic and varied, and loads of wry, unromanticized China atmosphere."
Art-historian Tom Stratton is on a rather dismal tour of China—when he bumps into his beloved mentor, Prof. Read full book review >

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BASILICA by William D. Montalbano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 1999

"Formulaic and hackneyed, but written with plenty of action and a good, crisp pace: the sort of book you don—t put down until it's finished—and then promptly forget it. (First printing of 75,000; $750,000 ad/promo)"
The latest of the post-Woltyla Vatican thrillers to come on the market, this one by the late newspaperman and novelist (A Death in China, 1984, etc.). 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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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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Happily Ticked Off by Andrea Frazer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An illuminating book that should give parents raising special needs children hope that they can handle a seemingly devastating situation."
A mother struggles to understand and cope with the fact that her son has Tourette's syndrome. Read full book review >