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 >

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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 >

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THE STORMGLASS PROTOCOL by Tim Pratt
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"Breakneck pacing and intelligent writing make this an undeniably entertaining read for espionage aficionados of all ages."
This espionage thriller for young readers—the first installment of a planned series—revolves around a boy recruited to be an operative for a secret organization whose mission is to protect the world from evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARADISE BAY by James Michael Pratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2002

"Sweetness and light in a plot riddled with shortcuts."
Again from Pratt (Ticket Home, 2001, etc.), a love story too saccharine and formulaic to be affecting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Honest and occasionally vexing, this will have special appeal to teens and their parents."
Stirringly candid portraits of more than 20 teens, interspersed with commentary, reminiscences, and diary entries from Pratt's teen years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST VALENTINE by James Michael Pratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1998

"Sincere, heartfelt, and a natural for television. (TV rights to Vonzernick-Sertner Films; Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
Love, as tested by war and time, is affectingly celebrated in this artless and affirming first novel that, previously self- published, appears now in a trade edition. 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 >