Search Results: "Ann Stampler"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

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AFTERPARTY by Ann Redisch Stampler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Aside from a few avoidable misunderstandings between Emma and Dylan, this is a gripping and sometimes downright scary look at friendship and manipulation. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After years of moving from place to place with her overprotective dad, Emma Lazar is thrilled that her dad's latest job brings the two of them to Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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HOW TO DISAPPEAR by Ann Redisch Stampler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"It's hard to get invested in a love story when one of the partners is an unknowable black hole. (Thriller. 14-16)"
Two teens are set on a collision course with sexy results. Read full book review >

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WHERE IT BEGAN by Ann Redisch Stampler
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Clever and constantly interesting, this is as much a winner as Gabby. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A poor little not-quite-so-rich girl tries to keep her privileged boyfriend after a car accident that can get them both into serious legal trouble in this acerbic take on the phoniness of Bel Air, Brentwood and Beverly Hills. Read full book review >

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THE CATS ON BEN YEHUDA STREET by Ann Redisch Stampler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"In the end, readers will join in the smiles all around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pleasant cat-loving elderly woman and her grumpy neighbor, a fishmonger who does not love the feline crowd, find friendship nonetheless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This tale of perseverance and confidence is told with well-researched authenticity and offers a positive view of this war-torn nation. (author's note) (Folktale. 5-8)"
An old Jewish folktale set in Afghanistan tests the faith and character of both a wealthy shah and a poor man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY ANN IN AUTUMN by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Agreeable entertainment until the ridiculous denouement."
Maupin continues his popular Tales of the City saga (Michael Tolliver Lives, 2007, etc.) with the return to San Francisco of Mary Ann Singleton after 20 years in the cushy Connecticut suburbs. Read full book review >

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ANN TENNA by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Zany with a touch of uplifting. You will be measurably hipper after reading it."
A high-spirited graphic novel skewers the Twitterati. Read full book review >

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GO HOME, MRS. BEEKMAN! by Ann Stampler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Carrington's sunny, energetic paintings make the most of the silliness, but the lengthy text and Mrs. Beekman's incredible obtuseness will weary young readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The only way Emily Beekman's mother can get her to overcome her first-day jitters is by promising she'll stay at school with her daughter "for a million gazillion years." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANKSGIVING FOR EMILY ANN by Teresa Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"While there are few books that even mention kids' complaints about the November holiday, the majority of Thanksgiving-themed books address gratitude much more meaningfully (and realistically). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A kid's perspective on Thanksgiving Day points out all the inconveniences of the holiday. Read full book review >

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KIZZY ANN STAMPS by Jeri Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"The vivid historical setting of this short and satisfying read will leave readers feeling they have experienced life in Kizzy Ann's world. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
With the abundance of stories about a boy and his dog, it's refreshing to see a tale of a girl and her dog. Read full book review >