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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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 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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THE KINGDOM KEEPERS by Ridley Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Though the adventure makes cunning use of Disney's mythos—a scene in which the 'It's a Small World' dolls attack the adventurers while singing their famous song is chilling—flat characters and an anticlimactic finale detract from the cleverness. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
When Finn is selected as the model for a holographic guide in the Magic Kingdom, he never imagines it will pit him against the evil forces plotting to destroy Disney World. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL MAKER by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 9, 1993

"Band-Aids emit low-level radioactivity from being sterilized): a top-flight offering from an author who's clearly found his groove."
Potent blend of medical thriller and police procedural that resurrects the cop-hero of Pearson's Undercurrents (1988) and pits him against—of all things—a maniacal veterinarian. Read full book review >

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KILLER WEEKEND by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 2007

"Hyperactive and fairly tense fare from Pearson (Cut and Run, 2005, etc.)."
Sun Valley's plucky sheriff must head off a hired killer and save the woman he rescued eight years ago. Read full book review >