Search Results: "Bob Lea"


BOOK REVIEW

PRINCE OF FOOLS by Philip Caveney
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 8, 2008

"Sebastian, Max and Cornelius prove their worth and emerge unusual but engaging heroes in this first of promised further adventures of Sebastian Darke. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
A half-human, half-elf teen sets out to make his fortune as a court jester, but proves he is anything but the prince of fools in this high-action fantasy. Read full book review >

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AS RIGHT AS RAIN
by Julie Danielson

This week, I read two brand-new picture books I really like, both from authors and illustrators overseas (Wales, England, and Australia) – Bob Graham’s Home in the Rain and Nicola Davies’ King of the Sky, illustrated by Laura Carlin. “It rained and rained and rained,” begins one. “Didn’t it rain!” begins the other. A steady rain even hit ...


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BOOK REVIEW

REALITIES by Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2006

"Like the better aspects of living theater, the author has turned the everyday into something deep and achingly soulful."
Three female friends experience sea changes of tsunami proportions in this novel of love's strange ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS AT THE SPRING SHOW by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"An excellent primer on how to organize an antique show, but a damp squib in the mystery department."
Suburban New Jersey is usually such a peaceful place. So why is Maggie Summer getting threatening calls and letters? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTERING WELL by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A treasure waiting to be found. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A tragic accident leaves Will without a leg. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS ON THE COAST OF MAINE by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The redecorated haunted house muffles the raw anxieties of its Gothic predecessors, as the older family scandals resonate more strongly than present-day conflicts."
Children heard, and heard of, but not seen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREAD AND GONE by Lea Wait
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"It's a big jump from needlework to homicide, but Wait combines a plausible plot with the same rockbound coastal atmosphere as in Shadows on a Maine Christmas (2014)."
Historic embroidery is a motive for murder in a small Maine town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNCERTAIN GLORY by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2014

"A worthy and entertaining trip back through time. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Joe runs his own newspaper, quite an accomplishment for a 14-year-old, even in 1861. With the Civil War beginning and a young spiritualist in town, he's got lots to write about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REDEMPTION SONGS by Lea VanderVelde
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2014

"The voices of petitioners, rescued from court annals, testify to a defiant struggle for freedom, empowerment and dignity."
The history of how slaves successfully sued for freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE SKY FELL APART by Caroline Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A finely detailed exploration of life during wartime which would have benefited from more fully realized characters."
Set on Jersey in the Channel Islands during World War II, this novel explores the residents' increasingly bleak day-to-day lives under German occupation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS ON THE IVY by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"A pedestrian outing whose murderer seems a little incredible and whose heroine's realistic grappling with love and life a bit of a drag."
Maggie Summer discovers that no good deed goes unpunished, at least when it comes to supporting undergraduates who are also single parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOPPING TO HOME by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This is a small quibble with a novel otherwise finely crafted, with a very nearly perfect sense of its setting in place and time. (historical note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A quiet tale of love and belonging, set on the coast of Maine in 1806. Read full book review >