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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TIGER'S VOYAGE by Colleen Houck
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Hankies, cold showers and possibly a neck brace for all the emotional whiplash are recommended. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Hunky Indian were-tiger-sibling rivals continue to claw at the heart of their American lady love in this quest quartet's penultimate doorstopper. Read full book review >

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TIGER'S DESTINY by Colleen Houck
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The end is a long time coming, but readers sufficiently hardened by the preceding adventures' florid prose to survive lines like 'After a few seconds of delicious fantasy, I mentally rebuffed myself,' and '[t]ingling bubbles of power coursed lazily between us,' are sure to be left throbbing and misty-eyed. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Ablaze with fiery passions—and sheets of actual fire, too—this conclusion to the Tiger's Curse quartet brings Oregon teenager Kelsey and the two Indian were-tiger princes who have divided her heart through a climactic battle to a final, bittersweet mate selection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD BROTHERS by Colleen Nelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"A smartly plotted examination of the despair that keeps people in their places and the hope that pulls them out of it. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two impoverished teens drift along different paths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REUNITED  by Colleen Houck
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Endurance will pay off for those interested in Lily's fate, but they need to be mighty interested. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
Lily and her three Egyptian lovers traipse hither and yon through the cosmos to save humankind. Read full book review >

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CAESAR'S WOMEN by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Once again with illustrations, maps, and McCullough's chatty glossary, a pleasure to consult. (Film rights to Filmalpha; author tour)"
Fourth novel in the author's ancient Rome series. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF TROY by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Surprisingly rich and witty: a nice reprise—or a good introduction, as the case may be."
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