Search Results: "Dana Alison Levy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MISADVENTURES OF THE FAMILY FLETCHER by Dana Alison Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"The Fletcher family rules! (Fiction. 8-12)"
Four lively adopted boys, two dads and a grouchy new neighbor star in this modern family comedy. Read full book review >

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THIS WOULD MAKE A GOOD STORY SOMEDAY by Dana Alison Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Ignore the title: this is a good story already. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Rising seventh-grader Sara Johnston-Fisher's summer journal chronicles a family cross-country trip and her own personal journey from acutely self-conscious preteen to someone "new and improved." Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY FLETCHER TAKES ROCK ISLAND by Dana Alison Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"An old-fashioned summer adventure set in a very modern world, this lively family tale will leave readers impatient for more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Even on historic Rock Island, "Where Time Stands Still," things change. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN IN THE MAGIC STORM by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Weathering this storm should leave readers on cloud nine. (glossary, appendices) (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
In their sixth adventure, Phoebe and her best pal, Marigold the unicorn, must determine the cause of a magical storm. Read full book review >

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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet, spun-sugar confection just right for unicorn fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
A pink, bubble-gum bonbon of a tale spun of a likable, albeit self-centered, fourth-grader and her magical, self-obsessed, although sometimes-kind, unicorn. Read full book review >

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OZZIE AND THE ART CONTEST by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Once the story's lesson is revealed, there is little reason to read this one again. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ozzie enters the art contest at school only to be disappointed at the results. Read full book review >

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LIKE WATER ON STONE by Dana Walrath
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"The emotional impact these events had on individuals will certainly resonate, but understanding the conflict at large may still require supplemental reading. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
This verse novel uses alternating narrators to document three siblings' flight from the 1915 Armenian genocide. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE by Dana Reinhardt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 27, 2008

"Readers will find Harper absolutely charming, even at her most sardonic moments. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Harper lost her mother when she was two years old. Read full book review >

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JASON & KYRA by Dana Davidson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Suffering without a strong story or inspired writing, Davidson's debut misses its mark. (Fiction. 12+)"
An improbable romance blossoms between two African-American students: Jason Vincent, basketball star and one of the most popular guys in school, and intelligent, but inexperienced Kyra Evans. Read full book review >

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PLAY WITH FIRE by Dana Stabenow
Released: April 1, 1995

"Still, don't expect an endorsement from Newt Gingrich. (Author tour)"
Quite a change from the white-collar, white-landscape crime of A Cold-Blooded Business (1994): It's June in Alaska; the sun never drops below the horizon; the temperature hovers around 80 degrees; and Kate Shugak, passing through tiny Chistona picking mushrooms, finds the body of schoolteacher Daniel Seabolt, missing but unreported since the previous August. Read full book review >

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ICE COLD KILL by Dana Haynes
Released: March 26, 2013

"Enough intelligence agencies, bad guys and gruesome viruses for a month of nonstop massacres. When Haynes runs out of guns and knives to put in the hands of superheroine Daria (Breaking Point, 2011, etc.), he turns oxygen tanks into missiles for her to launch."
Daria Gibron, the former Israeli Shin Bet agent now operating as an one-woman destruction crew for the FBI, eludes every secret intelligence agency in the world but catches a recombinant RNA virus in the process. Read full book review >