Search Results: "Apryl Stott"


BOOK REVIEW

A DOWN-HOME TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Nancy Allen
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A humorous but flawed parody best suited for young adults and adults rather than the picture-book audience. (author's note) (Picture book. 11-adult)"
A young white woman named Cyndi Lou is presented with unusual (and sometimes-unwelcome) gifts for the 12 days of Christmas by her suitor, Billy Ray. Read full book review >

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KITTY AND ME by Dorothy Stott
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Printed on sturdy stock that will stand up to many rereadings. (Picture book. 1-5)"
One of a pair of unusually well-designed and appealing flap books (the other is Puppy and Me, ISBN 0-525-45080-7). Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH A BAPTIST by Libby Stott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"Sweet, crisp poetry about loving a man one shouldn't."
Fine verse about falling in love, falling back out, and coming of age. Read full book review >

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Hijacking of Flight 100 by C.J. Stott
Released: Sept. 17, 2014

"An aviation page-turner that delivers a diverse and well-developed cast of characters, nonstop action, and unrelenting tension; buckle up and prepare for a wild ride."
Set in the late 1980s, a debut novel chronicles the unforeseen consequences of an ex-convict's attempt to hijack a 747 flight from San Francisco to New York City. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2012

"Stott masterfully shows how Darwin, by discovering the mechanism of natural selection, made a unique contribution, but he did not stand alone—nor did he claim to."
Stott (English Literature and Creative Writing/Univ. of East Anglia; The Coral Thief, 2009, etc.) conjures up the spirits of Darwin's scientific predecessors in this excellent follow-up to Darwin and the Barnacle (2003). Read full book review >

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GHOSTWALK by Rebecca Stott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2007

"Stott skillfully binds fact with fiction in an insightful story that surprises and intrigues."
In Stott's fiction debut (Darwin and the Barnacle, 2003, etc.), writer Lydia Brooke agrees to complete the unfinished manuscript left behind by her former lover's dead mother, and she enters a world where the dead do not go gently into the night. Read full book review >

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IN THE DAYS OF RAIN by Rebecca Stott
Released: July 4, 2017

"A troubling yet compelling story of childhood deprivation, liberation, and, ultimately, hope."
A writer rehearses her girlhood in a strict religious cult, the Exclusive Brethren, and how that group affected her family life. Read full book review >

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THE CORAL THIEF by Rebecca Stott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Skillfully embeds early 19th-century culture, history and attitudes into a story that flows like the Seine and floods the senses."
Stott (Ghostwalk, 2007, etc.) once again juxtaposes science with a tale of love, mystery and intrigue, setting this volatile mix against a backdrop of critical events in post-Revolutionary France. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Well written and richly detailed."
A key period in Charles Darwin's career: the years 1846-54, when he became the world's expert on barnacles. Read full book review >

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ZIP, WHIZ, ZOOM! by Stephanie Calmenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Not much plot here, but kids will enjoy identifying the many vehicles, plumped out like soft toys in Stott's appealing illustrations. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In ten vignettes on the first spread, people prepare for journeys by different kinds of transport—from skateboard, roller skates, helicopter, and plane to a bus and the family car. Read full book review >