Search Results: "Demetria L. Lucas"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"Readers will find very little advice that they couldn't glean from the pages of a woman's magazine—or their own common sense."
An intermittently amusing memoir of the author's life as a single woman living, working and dating in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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THIS IS MY ROCK by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A rocky climb to wisdom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In another philosophical outing from Lucas (A Letter for Bear, 2013), a goat repels all comers from a rugged peak, then finds its claim of ownership a hollow one.Read full book review >

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HALIBUT JACKSON by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Nevertheless, Halibut Jackson's transformation pushes the limits of believability. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A shy boy comes out of his shell in this unusual debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015

"Filled with a life-affirming sincerity that challenges us to put our lives in greater perspective."
A memoir of faith and perseverance after a dramatically life-altering circumstance. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TONGUE by Demetria Martínez
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"Beautiful writing and astute commentary on identity, love, and El Salvadoran crises, wrapped cozy as a tamale with a maybe- happily-ever-after epilogue."
Poetry, politics, and no-holds-barred emotions burst from the tiny binding of a notable first novel by poet and activist Mart°nez (Turning, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE SKELETON PIRATE by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Exhilarating pirate fare. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The terror of the seas is not flesh-and-blood; he's all skin-and-bones! Read full book review >

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THE ROBOT AND THE BLUEBIRD by David Lucas
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"The illustrations convey the robot's simple dignity, color, perspective and sequencing neatly choreographing the tale's emotional trajectory. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lucas produces his most meditative work to date in a tale that reads like a mechanical improvement on Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince." Read full book review >

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CAKE GIRL by David Lucas
by David Lucas, illustrated by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Sweetly surreal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A dreamlike episode explores the qualities of friendship. Read full book review >

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DANCING DINOS GO TO SCHOOL by Sally Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2006

"These dancing dinos have legs, and they ought to pop back out of their book for more rollicking adventures for new readers. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
Half a dozen lime-green dinosaurs are the stars of this delightful easy reader that offers most of the best qualities of the genre: rhyming text, a jolly rhythm, funny characters and lots of action. Read full book review >

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I Am Your New Poison by Lucas James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"An unreliable narrator maintains a dubious tone that still manages to electrify."
James' psychological thriller debut offers the tale of a young woman in an interrogation room, recapping a drug-fueled crime spree spanning nine U.S. states. Read full book review >

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THE LYING CARPET by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Fabulous (as in fablelike), this will tug relentlessly on the mind and heart of any child ready to read it. (Fable. 8-12)"
Children are ready for philosophy at a very young age: "What is real?" asked the Velveteen Rabbit, after all. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO DO by David Lucas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"While reminiscent of other imagination adventures like Harold and the Purple Crayon and Antoinette Portis's Not a Stick (2008), this stands out as a unique work because of its emotionally simple charm. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little bear wakes up big bear, bouncing on its stomach and lamenting, "There's nothing to do." Read full book review >