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

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

WALLAÇONIA by David 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 >

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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

BELLING THE TIGER by Mary Stolz
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Bob, Ozzie, and the cat are renamed; the otherwise unaltered text is quite a bit longer than usual for its new format, but today's readers will be as delighted by it as their grandparents were. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Decked out in handsome new illustrations, this 1962 Newbery Honor-winner (originally illustrated by Beni Montresor) features twin mice who discover that they aren't as powerless as they thought. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO, NO, JACK! by Ron Hirsch
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A playful tale to share with little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mischievous pooch engages his family in a game of seek and find. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE FOREST AT MIDNIGHT by Rita Pratt Smith
Released: May 5, 1989

Pratt makes her debut with this gentle novel—the story of an English girl's coming-of-age in postcolonial India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 3, 2013

"A well-written, intelligent, exciting choice for readers looking to get hooked on a new fantasy series."
Smart, sensitive, socially awkward and trapped in the suburbs, Helen Connor finds purpose and excitement by fighting dragons in a mythical land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS PALOOZA by Joy Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Not even the glitter on the cover or the hot-pink cut-out Princess Palooza crown inside can save this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A scant, slapdash tale of princess play told in lumbering rhyme. 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 >