Search Results: "Diane Keyes"


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

SPIRIT OF THE SNOWPEOPLE by Diane Keyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A beautiful tale on its own, with a deeper message of the connectedness of the seasons. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Celebrating the rhythms of the land, the villagers plant in the spring, tend in the summer and harvest in the fall. Read full book review >

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SAMMY KEYES AND THE KILLER CRUISE by Wendelin Van Draanen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Van Draanen's latest tale combines a fresh adventure and diverting mystery with a heartfelt storyline that enriches the series. (Mystery. 10-14)"
A celebratory cruise leads to mischief and mystery for Sammy as she embarks upon a memorable journey. Read full book review >

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SAMMY KEYES AND THE HOTEL THIEF by Wendelin Van Draanen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Children will admire Sammy's inadvertent genius for ruffling feathers as much as they'll like her sharp powers of observation and deduction; she is a tough new gumshoe with another caper scheduled for fall. (Fiction. 10-13)"
PLB 0-679-98839-4 Van Draanen (How I Survived Being a Girl, 1997) debuts a live-wire young sleuth in this nonstop whodunit. Read full book review >

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SAMMY KEYES AND THE KISS GOODBYE by Wendelin Van Draanen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Fans may be better served by stopping with the penultimate installment, Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise (2013). (Mystery. 10-14)"
Sammy Keyes has helped to put countless bad guys away during her short sleuthing career. Now, one of those bad guys wants revenge in this 18th and final story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2003

"Still, thoughtful readers will understand from Sammy's anguish, when she sees a work of art that had moved her profoundly destroyed by its larcenous owner, that there are moral felonies at least as wicked as the more conventional legal kind. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Shenanigans take a back seat to affairs of the heart in this teenaged Sherlock's eighth outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY KEYES AND THE SKELETON MAN by Wendelin Van Draanen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Sammy is as resourceful and tough as ever, and the breathless pace of this adventure will rivet readers from page one. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The live-wire young sleuth who debuted in Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief (p. 502) catapults into another headlong caper after scotching a murder attempt on Halloween. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY KEYES AND THE SEARCH FOR SNAKE EYES by Wendelin Van Draanen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 14, 2002

The navel-ring generation's Nancy Drew gears up for another all-out dash into peril that begins at a video arcade in the mall, and almost ends in a boarded-up basement, looking down the barrel of a gun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF GIANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a thoughtfully organized book, suitable for almost any folklore collection. (Folklore. 5-10)"
Like her previous efforts in this vein (Diane Goode's Book of Silly Stories and Songs, 1992, etc.), Goode offers a diverse, accessible, and well-rounded collection of stories about people big and small, interspersing old favorites (``The Elves and the Shoemaker,'' ``Teeny Tiny,'' etc.) with more unusual gems: the West Indian ``Anansi and the Plantains,'' the Japanese ``Three Strong Women,'' and the wryly feminist ``Managing Molly.'' The book opens with a wise introduction and closes with Nancy Willard's ``Magic Story for Falling Asleep''just the right note. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF SILLY STORIES AND SONGS by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A perfect gift book that will also find many library uses. (Folklore. 4-10)"
Another attractive, well-planned volume in the style of The Diane Goode Book of American Folk Tales & Songs (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Sammy's hijinks and a surprisingly poignant ending make this a captivating addition to the series. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sammy has a habit of uncovering mysteries and finding trouble. Read full book review >