Search Results: "Colleen Sydor"


BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"For maximum laughs, pair with David Lubar's Sleeping Freshman Never Lie (2005). (Fiction. YA)"
While most teenagers are embarrassed by their parents, 15-year-old Eli has reason: Her extroverted mother works as the French-fry mascot at a local burger joint, and her idea of a mother-daughter outing is to spend the day in burkas to better understand fundamentalist Muslim women. Read full book review >

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THE MCGILLICUDDY BOOK OF PERSONAL RECORDS by Colleen Sydor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"By turns awkwardly preachy, humorous and poetic—something like early adolescence itself, with perseverance and angst, artifice and sincerity running side by side. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Lee McGillicuddy longs to make his mark on the world and set a record for mastery of something—anything: "[T]he thought of being ordinary seemed like the worst life sentence in the world." Read full book review >

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CAMILLA CHAMELEON by Colleen Sydor
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Kids will love the silly fun and the opportunity to forecast other sibling soup possibilities. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Mrs. McNilly was pregnant, she craved Cream of Chameleon soup; when daughter Camilla is born, she's strange looking and her parents often have trouble finding her. Read full book review >

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TIMMERMAN WAS HERE by Colleen Sydor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Provocative. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A little girl is forced to contend with a boarder, Timmerman, when he temporarily occupies the bedroom of her Granddad, who has moved to a senior citizens' home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLLEEN DEWHURST by Colleen Dewhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"A moving human document as well as a fine theater autobiography."
From the great New York stage actress (a.k.a. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! by Colleen Madden
Released: May 1, 2017

"A suitably festive deployment of the familiar song, now safely in the public domain. (Picture book. 3-adult)"
A gift book featuring an expanded version of the "Happy Birthday" song with new verses, accompanying illustrations, and even a button to push that plays a recording of the familiar song. Read full book review >

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THE CHESS QUEEN ENIGMA by Colleen Gleason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"These squabbling BFFs will continue to please their fans, though they are unlikely to win new ones. (Steampunk. 12-14)"
The intrepid detective/vampire-slayer team of Stoker and Holmes returns for a third diverting steampunk mystery (The Spiritglass Charade, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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Released: June 24, 2012

"A riveting, vividly described adventure story with a familiar yet satisfying trope."
A courageous young girl embarks upon a perilous journey to save herself and her kingdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIGER'S CURSE by Colleen Houck
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Twilight fans ready for a not-too-radical change of pace are the natural audience for this steamy opener. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
An Oregon teenager falls in love with a shape-shifting tiger who turns out to be a hunky Indian prince afflicted with an ancient curse. Read full book review >