Search Results: "David LaRochelle"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW MARTHA SAVED HER PARENTS FROM GREEN BEANS by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A must for picky eaters. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl who never eats green beans resorts to extreme measures when a mob of rogue beans kidnaps her parents in this twisted take on cleaning your plate. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NOT by David LaRochelle
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"The characters might be a bit slight, and a few sit-com moments over-extended, but as a first effort on a touchy subject this will entertain readers no matter which team they play for. (Fiction 12+)"
Sixteen-year-old Steven Denarski enjoys square dancing with his mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER & SON by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Monstrous good fun to share with your own favorite beast. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Monster parents aren't all that different from human ones. Read full book review >

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THE END by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"The reversed narrative, hilarious turn-of-the-page plot twists and bright, comical, precisely drawn art add up to an uncommonly clever outing that invites reading—in either direction. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Not to be confused with a recent Unfortunate Event of the same title, this funny, playful folklorish episode may be told front to back, but it's actually laid out in reverse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A TIGER! by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"It's a tiger, and it's sure to be a hit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This metafictive romp follows a child who encounters, flees from and then befriends a tiger. Read full book review >

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THE BEST PET OF ALL by David LaRochelle
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Kids will grin at the clever, imaginative ruse that outsmarts a mom as only kids can. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, a little boy asks his mother for a dog, but the answer is no. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKSTORE VALENTINE by Barbara Maitland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"EWSLUGRU Afraid, and Spooktacular Love Stories. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
The characters from Bookstore Ghost (1998) and Bookstore Burglar (2001) return with a new character and a love story. Mr. Brown's bookstore is a busy place, despite its rather limited selection of "only ghost books." Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT A CAT! by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A stale, unfunny tale of duped mice unprepared for a world with predators. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is the cat really a cat? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Akin to literary terrorism; those interested in a reasoned critique of the animal-rights movement should look at Vicki Hearne's Animal Happiness (reviewed above)."
An intemperate and ill-considered attack on the animal-rights movement by a founder of Putting People First, ``a national nonprofit organization that promotes human rights, animal welfare, and conservation.'' Marquardt's quarrel with animal-rightists began reasonably enough when, in 1990, her daughter was told by an animal-rights advocate that ``all hunters are murderers'' (`` `Mommy, she said you're a murderer,' cried my daughter Montana'')—a shock that prompted the author to launch PPF. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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