Search Results: "Dian M. Bagent"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LANDS OF FOREVER by Ruth Anne Meredith
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"This sprawling, youthfully idiosyncratic fantasy is vividly told but in need of a sure-handed edit to tone down the narrative overkill."
A teenage girl leaves the mundane real world and finds her destiny in the magical Lands of Forever in this lively adventure originally conceived by the author when she was the same age as her heroine. Read full book review >

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FUNDaMentals by Dian  Griesel
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"A well-written, useful guide that should enhance a CEO's ability to communicate with the investment community and attract new investors."
Sage advice on engaging with investment professionals from a corporate communications pro. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"Excellent advice from an authority on using the media to best advantage."
A public relations professional shares a wealth of useful ideas for gaining free media coverage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2011

"An inspiring, upbeat guide to beating fat for good."
A lifestyle plan to quickly lose excess body fat and keep it off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CYBERPALS by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"With an appealing format, this just tries a little too hard to be funny. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Kaley Bluster is back with a new school assignment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS NEVERMORE by Dian Curtis Regan
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Regan (The Curse of the Trouble Dolls, 1992, etc.) pledges more than she delivers; the result is a good story when readers were prepared for a great one. (Fiction. 10+)"
Princess Quinnella of Mandria, set to turn 16 and be married off, has often longed for the world she has seen on the other side of the wishing pool (Earth). Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE TROUBLE DOLLS by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Angie Wu's Guatemalan Trouble Dolls are in great demand among her fourth-grade classmates: Marybeth Rosario hopes to win an important soccer game; Matthew Tallerico wants an A on a spelling test without studying for it; Ginger would like contact lenses; and Brooke wants a new job for her dad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS IN THE ATTIC by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"There are two books here, both interesting, but this time around, real life proves more fascinating than magic. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In the sequel to Monster of the Month Club (1994, not reviewed), Rilla Harmony Earth lives with her mother in their vegetarian bed-and-breakfast, dealing with a missing father, home schooling, her first boyfriend, and her mother's New Age beliefs. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW BLEW INN by Dian Curtis Regan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This family's hospitality is just what is needed on a cold wintry day—heartwarming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A joyous look at generosity and hospitality as a snowstorm packs the Snow Blew Inn. Read full book review >

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BARNYARD SLAM by Dian Curtis Regan
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 2009

"The successful result is high-spirited, lighthearted barnyard banter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Behind closed barn doors, boisterous farm animals perform at an open-mike poetry slam. Read full book review >