Search Results: "Christine VanDeVelde"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Jittery high-school seniors would be wise to take a deep breath and repeat after Mamlet and VanDeVelde: 'Getting into college is not rocket science. It's a lot of work, but it can be done.' They're here to show readers how."
Mamlet, a former dean of admissions at a number of well-known universities, teams up with journalist and parent VanDeVelde to create a practical and easy-to-understand primer on college admissions. Read full book review >

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THE WHIRLYS AND THE WEST WIND by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Ross brings just the right touch to this fanciful blend of license and responsibility, both in her brisk, tongue-in-cheek narrative and in softly cross-hatched, amusingly detailed illustrations of the wide-eyed kids enjoying and coping with their independence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the wind blows their parents away, the Whirly children check the phone book's emergency pages for help, but to no avail. Read full book review >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Neither fully accurate nor especially engaging. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
The tragedy known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire marked a turning point in the development of the labor movement in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY RETREAT by Christine Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"Ever-resolute Kate solves her own problems along with a child's seemingly inexplicable murder."
Private eye Kate Kinsella's penchant for underdogs involves her in an unusual and dangerous case. Read full book review >

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DEADLY ERRAND by Christine Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Despite its limp-along narrative and a clutch of downbeat characters (who take the edge off Kate's cheerfully amateurish efforts), there's talent here that may be better honed in future outings."
First-novelist Green introduces 30-ish nurse Kate Kinsella, whose ambition is to be a detective specializing in medical- background cases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Teens by Christine Burton
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"A fun, easy-to-use kitchen addition."
Burton's colorful cookbook debut dishes up delectable recipes for beginners and old hands alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Best read both Ryan and Brennan for a balanced picture of a grueling yet beautiful sport. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A mix of giddy admiration and honest reporting that's as wobbly as a junior skater attempting a triple flip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

In This Life by Christine Brae
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2016

"A multifaceted, pleasingly unpredictable story of shifting passions between three friends."
A complex love triangle develops between a headstrong young doctor and the two men in her life in this latest novel from Brae (Insipid, 2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Readers who take for granted that environmental organizations are made up of long-haired tree huggers and wilderness buffs will receive a jolt to learn how Green Inc.'s newfound prosperity has led it astray."
An angry exposé claims that leading environmental organizations are now headed by overpaid chief executives who solicit contributions from companies that tout their greenness while continuing their predatory ways. Read full book review >