Search Results: "Dee DeRosa"


BOOK REVIEW

OWEN FOOTE, SECOND GRADE STRONGMAN by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1996

"A promising debut for a neglected age group. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Owen is scrawny and small, his best friend, Joseph, is fat, and both are worried about the upcoming height-and-weight chart day at school because the elderly school nurse, Mrs. Jackson, is prone to bellowing disparaging remarks about their bodies in front of everyone. Read full book review >

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LEAP FROG FRIDAY by Ellen Leroe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Big brother Danny can be a pain, but Oliver doesn't really mean to turn him into a frog with the magical stones that his friend Isabelle's great-grandfather, Mr. Will, gives him for his birthday! Read full book review >

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SOCCER CIRCUS by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1993

"The plot hangs on an unlikely number of coincidences, but there's a lively blend of sports, mystery, and laughs: the dialogue's both funny and believable, while some of the antics— like playing elevator tag—are hilarious. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Though Hobie didn't really mean to miss his dental appointment or to ride his bike through wet cement, his father says he'll have to pay for repairing the cement; moreover, his behavior had better be perfect on the soccer team's overnight trip. Read full book review >

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STICKS AND STONES AND SKELETON BONES by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1991

"Good fun; thought-provoking; sure-fire jacket. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Still meeting in a mall while their school is being repaired (see Hobie Hanson: Greatest Hero of the Mall, 1989), Hobie's class learns about conflict resolution and has some novel interactions with an old-fashioned Santa. Read full book review >

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JUST ANOTHER DAY IN MY INSANELY REAL LIFE by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Overly familiar and uneven. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Cassie's (12) life is turned upside down when her father moves out, leaving the family struggling to keep everything as normal as possible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MATCH MADE ON MADISON by Dee Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2007

"A trite tale from Davis (Eye of the Storm, 2006, etc.), devoid of romance and wit."
New York City matchmaker sets her sights on an elusive bachelor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PALLADIO by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"While it's much more than a love story, Palladio is chiefly about love. Heartache, though, is the true coin in this realm."
Two separated lovers are set on a collision course, in a trenchant fourth novel by the author of, most recently, St. Famous (1996). Read full book review >

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THE LOCALS by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An absorbing panorama of small-town life and a study of democracy in miniature, with both the people and their polity facing real and particular contemporary pressures."
The residents of a small town in the Berkshires have their world overturned by a billionaire in their midst. Read full book review >