Search Results: "Christie Watson"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE WOMEN ARE KINGS by Christie Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"A multilayered, sophisticated book that gets to the heart of what family is and what we will do to love them."
London-born Elijah is just 5 years old when he's taken from his Nigerian birth mother, Deborah, because of signs of abuse, but he still dreams of her when adopted by the British foster parents—one white, one of Nigerian origin—who are determined to heal his wounds and give him a new life. Read full book review >

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TINY SUNBIRDS FAR AWAY by Christie Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2011

"A memorable debut novel about a Nigerian girl's coming of age."
Uprooted from the comforts of Lagos by her parents' divorce, a 12-year-old girl must cope with dire poverty and violence in the Niger delta. Read full book review >

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MERCY WATSON by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"No matter, though—young readers will clamor for more adventures with this irrepressible retro pig and her lovable family. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Everyone's porcine wonder is back, and just in time for Halloween. Mrs. Watson knows just what Mercy should be for the holiday—a tiara-and-pink-tulle-clad princess. Read full book review >

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AGATHA CHRISTIE by John Curran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Not a book to read in one sitting, but one to love: a sumptuous buffet for fans who wish the Queen of Crime had lived forever."
Following Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks (2009), which scrutinized the early stages of some two-dozen novels by the legendary mystery novelist, Christie expert Curran returns to exhume and analyze selected entries from her 73 notebooks dealing with dozens of other novels and stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCY WATSON by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"No matter, though—young readers will clamor for more adventures with this irrepressible retro pig and her lovable family. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Everyone's porcine wonder is back, and just in time for Halloween. Mrs. Watson knows just what Mercy should be for the holiday—a tiara-and-pink-tulle-clad princess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPANKING WATSON by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Solid gold for fans, and the only Kinky adventure non-fans will ever need."
Since he already shares so many of the hallmarks of that other Sherlock Holmes—drug use, sexual confusion, and his own Village Irregulars—why shouldn't Kinky Friedman, the Sherlock of Vandam Street, have his own Dr. Watson? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIE CHRISTIE by Tim Ewbank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Christie's significance as an actress and cultural icon await a more perceptive appraisal."
Shallow biography of the renowned film, stage and TV actress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"As always, for those attuned to Austen, and to Aiken's imaginative, respectful variations, simply charming."
Another of Aiken's playful yet hearty romantic fancies, with a cast lifted (respectfully) from the luminously peopled novels of Jane Austen. Read full book review >

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MRS. WATSON WANTS YOUR TEETH by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Bliss's artwork gives the story additional buzz, like a shot of espresso, in both the immediate interpretation and in a brilliant company of sly marginalia, hitting toothy notes that sit comfortably between Charles Schulz and Charles Addams. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A second-grader puts the willies into a first-day first-grader in this very fun mock thriller. Read full book review >

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MERCY WATSON FIGHTS CRIME by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Silly crime-solving for the growing number of Mercy's young fans moving on from easy readers. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Mercy is back in this fun third installment of merrymaking, buttered-toast eating, and crime solving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1995

"By ignoring the moral issues involved in the pursuit of scientific discoveries, Sherrow shortchanges readers; a more balanced account of this partnership can be found in Joyce Baldwin's DNA Pioneer: James Watson and the Double Helix (1994), geared to the same age group. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A flawed entry in the Partners series of biographies, this book explores the unique relationship between Watson and Crick, who (along with Maurice Wilkins) were awarded a Nobel prize for solving the mystery of the structure of DNA. Read full book review >

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MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"However, the pacing and the action easily make it right for shared reading. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Hilarity and hijinks abound in this tale about a voracious swine with an overweening yen for hot buttered toast. Read full book review >