Search Results: "Christine Joy Pratt"


BOOK REVIEW

SEA QUEENS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Young pirate princesses (and princes) will be dazzled. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Piracy wasn't pretty, but sometimes it was sanctioned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF RANGERGIRL by Tim Pratt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 6, 2005

"Moderately amusing, but fast wears out its welcome."
Overlong comic fantasia set in alt-lifestyle wonderland Santa Cruz, soon to be threatened by primordial evil from the next dimension. Read full book review >

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JULIET'S GRAVE by Lee Pratt
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A convoluted thriller with some intriguing stylistic touches."
A young woman is drawn into a deadly conspiracy and an unexpected romance in Pratt's (The Yachtjacking, 2011) spy thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMIX by Non Pratt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"Entertaining, witty, and often funny—but also oddly old-fashioned. (Fiction. 14-18)"
English best friends Kaz and Ruby, in post-breakup recovery mode (from Tom and Stu, respectively), head to Remix, a three-day music festival, to reboot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT, THE DOG WHO LIKED TO RIDE IN TAXIS by Cynthia Zarin
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Albert may ride the same streets as the Barraccas' Taxi Dog, but by the close it's plain that his traveling's only just begun. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this urbane New York City tale, a small dog's horizons expand when an impulsive hop into a taxi opens up a world of tempting new prospects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICKET HOME by James Michael Pratt
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Heartfelt but without the emotional punch of Pratt's previous work."
Once again celebrating the Greatest Generation, Pratt (The Lighthouse Keeper, p. 12, etc.) charts another love story, this time about twin brothers who worship the same woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOORS IN THE AIR by David Weale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Surreal in its effect, this celebration of the creative mind encourages young readers and listeners to open doors of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small boy muses on the power of imagination to carry you away from ordinary life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT NEW ANIMAL by Emily Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2005

"These two will fetch delight in Jenkins's clever take on new arrivals. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fudge Fudge and Marshmallow do not like the new animal, not one bit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HURRICANE! by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Since it lacks the drama and visual appeal of Patricia Lauber's Hurricanes (1996) or Seymour Simon's Storms (1989), this should only be purchased where additional materials are needed. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A serviceable title in the "Disaster" series financed in part by the Ontario Arts Council. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER by James Michael Pratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Heartfelt but too message-driven'and thus uncompelling'to bring out the Kleenex. (Literary Guild featured alternate and Doubleday Book Club; author tour)"
Best-selling Pratt's second is sweetly sincere but less affecting than his first (The Last Valentine, 1998) in detailing two generations of Irish-American men learning to endure loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALLAÇONIA by David W. Pratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"An intelligent, sensitive take on a coming-out story, with locales and characters that rise above the familiar."
A Cape Cod, Massachusetts, teenager deals with his tortured uncertainty about his sexual orientation in this YA novel. Read full book review >