Search Results: "Beverly Donofrio"


BOOK REVIEW

ASTONISHED by Beverly Donofrio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2013

"Honest, engaging and cathartic."
Donofrio (Looking for Mary, 2000, etc.) recounts her survival from rape at age 55 and subsequent spiritual journey. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU, LUCKY STARS by Beverly Donofrio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Ally, even with her unlikely fascination with disco dancing and breathless first-person narration, just can't compete. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A predictable plot, vague setting and characters that never quite come to life all weaken this tween saga of broken friendships and personal growth. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S MOMMY? by Beverly Donofrio
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Irresistible. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The parallel adventures of a little girl, Maria, and her friend, Mouse Mouse, who realize at the very same time that their mothers have not come in to kiss them goodnight and go off to find them. Read full book review >

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MARY AND THE MOUSE, THE MOUSE AND MARY by Beverly Donofrio
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"Cleverly designed, inventively enacted and charming from fork to finish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Mary lived in a big house with a very little mouse." Read full book review >

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BEVERLY & MARIGOLD by Val Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"In any event, the laughs are always genuine, and the social history of New York over the past 50 years is dead-on."
From Columbia University urban studies professor Coleman, two groups of zany stories, one about the experiences of an amiable white middle-class screwup, the other about those of an industrious black homeless woman. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY HILLS DEAD by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Precious little mystery or suspense, but the book's momentum and the blacklist plot line will keep the pages turning."
1947. Eight years after tussling with starlets, mobsters and studio heads in The Prince of Beverly Hills (2004), former Beverly Hills cop Rick Barron is back, now on the other side of the desk. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY CAN’T CATCH by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"No more. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tired of being the last picked to play softball, Beverly and her friend Oliver—who might know how to crack the books, but never hear that sound when they swing the bat—decide to study up on the game to get better. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY TAKES THE CAKE by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Stadler's party-colored artwork, with its thick, raw, black outlining manages to convey a tender vulnerability in all its guilelessness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beverly meets her match in a caramel-candy castle cake, a generous present she's making for a friend's birthday. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY TAKES A BOW by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Stadler succeeds in both his amusing illustrations and his well-paced, polished story, and surely Beverly will be back for an encore, perhaps baking brownies, buying a bicycle, or building a bridge as she conquers new fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beverly Billingsly is back (Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book, 2002), this time with a new venue for her worries: auditions for the school musical called Stormy Weather. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY BORROWS A BOOK by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A refreshingly welcome new library story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beverly (a little hippo) is sky-high when she gets her first library card. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY HILLS ADJACENT by Jennifer Steinhauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2009

"Not very good."
A debut novel about the TV industry during pilot season. Read full book review >