Search Results: "Carol Wolper"


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MR. FAMOUS by Carol Wolper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2004

"Much fun but falls off."
Screenwriter Wolper's latest raking over of Hollywood. Read full book review >

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SECRET CELEBRITY by Carol Wolper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Amusing riffs, sharp wit, and the search for a '70s icon aren't enough to keep the action moving. Sadly, Christine's lull is far-reaching."
A Hollywood screenwriter follows her insider debut novel (The Cigarette Girl, 1999) with another girl-on-the-make story. This time the girl is 35 and what she's trying to make is a documentary film. Read full book review >

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ANNE OF HOLLYWOOD by Carol Wolper
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Although the conceit is fun, the excitement palls as quickly as the royal romance. Henry's Hollywood hegemony is never believable: Tudor travails simply do not translate well to a time and place where power, however heady, is less than absolute. Still, a worthy and at times witty effort."
Tudors in Tinseltown. Read full book review >

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THE CIGARETTE GIRL by Carol Wolper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Slick to the max: after about ten pages, Wolper's high-testosterone romp begins to sound like Cynthia Heimel on speed."
An excruciatingly witty debut from screenwriter Wolper, set in Hollywood and full of glam-girl insights on love, sex, success—and the search for "Mr. Maybe." Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES IN THE GARDEN by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"However, this work will find a ready audience for science lessons and school reports; recommended for the science shelves of larger school and public libraries as well as home libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
The relationship between butterflies and the gardens that provide their food and habitat is the focus for this informative work by Lerner (On the Wing: American Birds in Migration, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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FARMYARD SONG by Carol Morley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

With a repetitive rhyme, Morley introduces the sounds of animals in an imaginative look at a farmyard. Read full book review >

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A DESERT YEAR by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A handsome introduction to desert animals and plants. Read full book review >

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AVA AND PIP by Carol Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"'Helping others helps you too' is Weston's essential message, and her story ably illustrates the point. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Weston sums up her new diary-style middle-grade novel when lively 10-year-old Ava writes that she hopes someday to write a book about "a good kid who does a bad thing and sometimes feels invisible, but who helps her sister find her voice and ends up finding her own." Read full book review >

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OPEN COURT by Carol Clippinger
FICTION
Released: June 12, 2007

"Fans of tennis and readers who have experienced the similar pressures will relate to Hall's mixture of excitement and apprehension. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Thirteen-year-old tennis phenomenon Hall Braxton has been competing in tennis tournaments since she was six. Read full book review >

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SWITCH by Carol Snow
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Claire's quick-paced narration comes laced with bolts of sarcasm; the realistic problems blend successfully into a suspenseful, mystical story that will attract fans of both chick-lit and the supernatural. (Fantasy. YA)"
It usually happens to 15-year-old Claire when there's a thunderstorm, and only with someone born under the same moon. Read full book review >