Search Results: "Dana Crowley Jack"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Even so, look for this as a complement to often-cited books already on the shelves and expect readers to respond to the unadorned anecdotes, forceful prose style, and steady flow of insights into the dynamics of female depression."
In an enlightening but limited study, Jack (Psychology/Western Washington Univ.) focuses on the psychosocial factors behind female depression. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OFFICER PANDA by Ashley Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Officer Panda's investigation is not a great introduction to the justice system, but for readers with the right sense of humor, it has plenty of other delights. (fun facts about fingerprints) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title character's metafictive investigation threatens to get under the skin of justice-minded readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARFISH by James Crowley
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

Lionel, a Blackfeet boy orphaned at three, has grown up with his older sister Beatrice at Chalk Bluff boarding school in the early 1900s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORDS IN DEEP BLUE by Cath Crowley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"This love story is an ode to words and life. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Rachel's best friend is the love of her life in this Australian import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERLAND by James Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A compelling, imaginative, cathartic journey. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A young boy confronts a devastating loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2008

"A masterly narrative that captures the religious fervor, brutality and mayhem of this intensive contest for the 'center of the world.'"
Exciting re-creation of the epic mid-16th-century struggle between the encroaching Ottoman Empire and the beleaguered Christian Europeans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STOLEN ONE by Suzanne Crowley
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"As they revel in Kat's clear-as-a-bell, first-person observations of Tudor England's dangerous liaisons and fairy-tale gowns, teens will also relate to a girl who struggles not only to find her place but to know her heart. (epilogue, family tree, author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Mystery and magic surround Katherine "Kat" Bab, a spirited 16-year-old with wild red hair her omen-wary adoptive mother Grace calls "wolf bait." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Crowley might have helped us navigate our prejudices but, alas, is more apologist than guide. (Author tour)"
A hagiographic account of the last years of Richard M. Nixon. Read full book review >