Search Results: "Debora Pearson"


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ALPHABEEP by Debora Pearson
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Pearson takes fledgling readers out for a spin with this alphabet of trucks and traffic signs. Read full book review >

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LEO’S TREE by Debora Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A tried-and-true theme, pleasantly iterated. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In a sort of prequel to The Giving Tree, Leo's father plants a "scratchy, branchy" linden in the yard to mark Leo's birth. Read full book review >

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BIG CITY SONG by Debora Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Bound to bring joy and laughter to the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Reed illustrates the jumble of sounds on a typical urban day. Read full book review >

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THE MEANEST GIRL by Debora Allie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Allie has a keen grasp on real kids' speech and behavior, and preteen girls should eat this up. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Popular and a good student, sixth-grader Alyssa thought she had life all figured out. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Not the last word on either artist's creations, but a valuable and timely revision of standard wisdom about the first phase of Modernist art. (198 illustrations, 147 in color)"
A reconsideration of religious elements in the work of van Gogh and Gauguin, who lived together in the French provincial town of Arles for a brief but productive period in both their careers. Read full book review >

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WONDER WOMEN by Debora L. Spar
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A wise, worthy companion to Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In (2013)."
Barnard College president Spar (The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception, 2006 etc.) uses her experiences of the feminist revolution of the 1960s as a scaffold for evaluating the situation of young women today. Read full book review >

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HILDA AND THE BLACK HOUND by Luke Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Though definitely an underachiever when it comes to merit badges, Hilda's broad curiosity and willingness to stand up for the undergnome will make her a winner in most readers' eyes. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
In a never-a-dull moment third outing, blue-haired Hilda joins Sparrow Scouts, finds out where lost household items go and meets some of Trolberg's supernatural residents. Read full book review >

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THE RED ROOM by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2014

"Filled with bromides about tradecraft—'We don't know who we're working for. We don't know who we're working against'; '[t]he easy answer is never the right one'; 'too many unknowns'—that are all too appropriate to this Rubik's cube of a thriller."
A third adventure takes globe-trotting independent contractor John Knox and forensic accountant Grace Chu to Istanbul—and all around, over and beneath this crossroads city as well. Read full book review >

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THE RITES & WRONGS OF JANICE WILLS by Joanna Pearson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2011

"Serve to readers who like their chick lit with a side of humor. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Who better to study adolescent behavior than Janice Wills, a budding anthropologist and teenager herself? Read full book review >

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I THINK I LOVE YOU by Allison Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Big-hearted exploration of the bittersweet pleasures of unrequited love."
Welsh teenager obsessed with pop star David Cassidy finally gets an opportunity to meet her idol, 24 years later than expected. Read full book review >

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IN HARM’S WAY by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"An excess of melodrama doesn't quite derail an otherwise cracking procedural."
Pearson's (Killer Summer, 2009, etc.) Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming tries to sort out his knotty personal life as he hunts for a killer, with a little help from Seattle cop Lou Boldt, another Pearson character. Read full book review >