Search Results: "Diane Curtis Regan"


BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER BABY by Diane Curtis  Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2009

"While there is little conflict in this slight story, lively images provide a sizable read-aloud, starring one huggable critter, extra-large. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bundled in a blue blanket on the Olivers' doorstep, orphaned baby Olly resembles any other newborn, "except for the fur, the tail, the pointy teeth, and the purple horns." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIANE ARBUS by Arthur Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite limitations on research, Lubow sharply captures Arbus' restlessness, pain, and artistic vision."
Photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was addicted to danger, sex, and human oddities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON STONE by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Sticklers for accuracy about the Triassic Period may have trouble with the premise, but most newly independent readers will look forward to more encounters with dinosaurs, humans and the first mammals as the series continues. (illustrated cast of characters, map) (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Someday, Miggy wants to tell a story that will make everyone say, "Wow!" 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 >

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

GOOD-BYE, CURTIS by Kevin Henkes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Pair this with Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Griggs' Work (1989) for another fond look at one person's impact on a community. (Picture book. 3+)"
A charming book that evokes the best of a community and celebrates one special letter carrier named Curtis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANCE by Dian Curtis Regan
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"An original for independent thinkers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A baby leaves home in search of adventure in Regan's country-tinged tale. 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 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

SPACE BOY AND HIS DOG by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"The themes of imaginary play and sibling rivalry provide good-natured support for a lighthearted, easy-to-read adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A trip to the moon in search of a neighbor's lost cat is all in a day's work for Niko and his crew. Read full book review >