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 >

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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 >

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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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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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