Search Results: "Ashley Prentice Norton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOCOLATE MONEY by Ashley Prentice Norton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Not enjoyable, even a little distasteful."
A descendent of John D. Rockefeller, Norton debuts with a coming-of-age novel about another poor little rich girl who suffers neglect and abuse at the hands of her villainous mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The edifying, colorful adventures of headhunters captured in America by a sideshow rascal."
This bright story of a shameless huckster evokes a unique bit of Americana at the turn of the 20th century, when the nation dabbled in empire-building and the display of human beings as objects of curiosity was a staple of show business. Read full book review >

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WISE ONES OF MULL by Helen Prentice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2009

"Lyrical and cruel, this tale about Scottish witches, midsummer nights, and a magical island also becomes a Shakespearean origin story."
In this fantasy historical novel, an apprentice wise woman in 16th-century Scotland learns her craft, experiences visions, and influences a London playwright. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2014

"A basic primer for homeowners in a tough spot."
A no-nonsense guide for homeowners facing foreclosure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU JUST HAVE TO ROAR! by Rachel Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A reassuring explanation of both expectations in general and the behaviors expected of students in school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Not the exploration of emotions the title might indicate but instead a look at classroom expectations for those just starting school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EASTERLAND by Patrick Henry Prentice
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2013

"Rapidly paced and abutted with surprises, this sharp-eyed book shows just how strange the second coming might be."
A novel from debut author Prentice about two reluctant Christ-like figures and their collision in the desert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF SHAPES by Ashley G.
by Ashley G., illustrated by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Best when used or displayed alongside the blocks, where it might inspire young children to build their own shape-based creations. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The basic shapes—circle (in yellow), triangle (in red), square (in blue), rectangle (in orange)—combine to form easily recognizable objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Fans will be pleased (if sad to say goodbye), and new readers will beg for the indomitable space cat's earlier adventures. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
Disaster on Binky's space station comes in the shape of "SUITCASES!" Read full book review >

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BABY BEAR SEES BLUE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET DIARY OF ASHLEY JUERGENS by Ashley Juergens
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2010

"There's enough standard-issue teen and domestic drama here to keep fans of such fare reading, but devotees of the show may be disappointed at the lack of significant new content, either in the narrative itself or in the e-book's media features. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Ghostwritten for a fictional 13-year-old character on the ABC Family network show Secret Life of the American Teenager, this September-to-August journal recaps the first season and part of the second—from 15-year-old sister Amy's revelation that she's pregnant through her parents' divorce and the news that her mother herself is expecting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN LUCY GOES OUT WALKING by Ashley  Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A dog-lover's look at the changing seasons. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lucy's forays into the outside world give the youngest readers a glance at the typical weather in a northerly clime and activities popular for each of the 12 months of the year, as well as a look at how quickly a puppy grows up. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF AWESOME COMIC FANTASY by Mike Ashley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"EWSLUGJK Rowling is far from alone in the making of merry magic."
The Mammoth master's third collection of silly, satiric, ridiculous, cute, pun-packed, cornball fantasy is often fun, but, well, not exactly awesome. Read full book review >