Search Results: "Claire Phipps"


BOOK REVIEW

INSECTS AND SPIDERS by Lorus J. Milne
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Sloppy work. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Full-color illustrations of insects, some of them magnified as much as 10 or 20 times, demonstrate that it is possible to show things in a larger scale, but without providing much more information. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2012

"Thoughtful and provocative."
Debut author Phipps offers a challenging reexamination of the connection between the "evolutionary dynamics of the universe and the very being of the divine." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY AND THE BULLY by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The foreword, by a staff therapist at Northwestern's Family Institute, provides tips for parents and teachers on using stories in bullying-prevention programs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lucy, a primary grader, is good at art to the delight of all her classmates, except for Tommy. Read full book review >

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THE COMPANY OF HEAVEN by Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Brilliantly evocative contemporary stories about Haiti told by a personable native."
Life in Haiti, before the recent earthquake but no less steeped in hardship and spiritual overcoming, is captured in interconnected stories by a gifted Haitian American. The book won the 2010 Iowa Short Fiction Award. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH FLIRTING by Claire LaZebnik
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"This light summer romance with a theater theme is good for a getaway but not much more. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
High school junior Franny Pearson reluctantly accepts a job sewing costumes for the renowned Mansfield College Summer Theater Program and finds herself in the middle of her own romantic drama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN OFF YEAR by Claire Zulkey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Teens who have doubted the high-school-college-life progression for even a moment will recognize themselves in Cecily, perhaps to their parents' dismay. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Cecily Powell arrives at college with the rest of her freshman class, but instead of unpacking, she asks her father to turn their car around and drive from Ohio back to Chicago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO BIG! by Claire Masurel
Released: May 1, 1999

"Making sport of light and shadow, as well as distant perspectives that are still emotionally revealing, she creates a dinosaur for all ages: alluring, comforting, loyal, soothing to the eye, and silent. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Masurel's story is a funny and sympathetic turning of the tables on that childhood blight of being "too small." Read full book review >

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THINGS I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN by Claire LaZebnik
Released: March 28, 2017

"An eye-opening look at autism and those it touches. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The complexities of Chloe's love life intertwine with her autistic sister's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH by Claire Fayers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A robust debut, well stocked with heroic exploits, monsters, pirates, explosions, magical transformations, and life-changing adventures, and a promising series starter. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
For two young fugitives, being captured by pirates is only the first step in an epic quest for a fabled trove of gold and magic. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY TO DRAGON ISLAND by Claire Fayers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Avast! Pirates and magicians. Dragons and dinosaurs. Big spiders and, for good measure, a pesky ghost. Anchors aweigh. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Visions of dragons, treasure, and glory lead swashbuckling Capt. Cassie O'Pia and her doughty pirate crew into deadly waters once again. Read full book review >

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SKINNY-DIPPING by Claire Matturro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Funny, sharp, savvy both as to the courtroom and the human condition. Though her plotting could stand a bit more meat, this new kid on Grisham's block is one to watch."
A bright, brassy, sexy, sassy heroine enters the lists of legal fiction with a joyful noise. Read full book review >