Search Results: "Douglas Corleone"


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LAST LAWYER STANDING by Douglas Corleone
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"More lawyers, law enforcement types, Class-A felonies and plot twists than you can shake a stick at. Instead of a map, Corleone should have supplied a score card."
Honolulu attorney Kevin Corvelli's latest pair of clients serve up surprise after unhappy surprise. Read full book review >

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GONE COLD by Douglas Corleone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Densely plotted, replete with violent incident, and strenuously uncomplicated in its moral sympathies from beginning to end."
Former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk goes in search of the daughter whose abduction 12 years ago started his second career as the Finder. Read full book review >

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NIGHT ON FIRE by Douglas Corleone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Despite his susceptibility to anything in a skirt—and that includes his improbable interlude with Miss Hawaii—Kevin (One Man's Paradise, 2010) tries a mean case and tells a fine story."
A Hawaiian honeymoon ends abruptly when the bride's accused of killing the groom on their wedding night. Read full book review >

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GOOD AS GONE by Douglas Corleone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"'What's more noble than trying to rescue an imperiled child?' Simon asks himself. Nobility is in short supply here, but this self-assessment is a lot more accurate than his reflection that 'this wasn't an action movie.'"
A child's kidnapping leads a specialist in child recovery on a torrid chase across two continents. Read full book review >

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PIG IS BIG ON BOOKS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A subtle, accomplished story with few words but a big overall effect. (Early reader. 2-8)"
A charming pink pig enjoys reading books of different sorts in different places, leading to the creation of a book of his own. Read full book review >

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POEM DEPOT by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Overall, a thick collection of humorous verse that might have been funnier with thinner ambitions. (Poetry. 9-11)"
Gifted poet and illustrator Florian (Poem Runs: Baseball Poems, 2012, etc.) here presents a chunky collection of drawings and brief poems on a host of silly subjects. Read full book review >

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POETREES by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"Readers and listeners will learn and laugh. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Trees receive a witty and informative rhyming appreciation. Read full book review >

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HANDSPRINGS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Teachers in the early elementary grades will find this volume a breath of fresh air for poetry studies in the last months of the school year. (Poetry. 5-9)"
Florian completes a quartet of seasonal poetic explorations with this thoughtful but humorous look at the joys of spring. Read full book review >

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SUMMERSAULTS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"This is children's poetry at its best, and Florian's fans will be waiting for the corresponding collections on fall and spring. (Poetry. 4-10)"
Florian (Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs, 2001, etc.) keeps rolling along through one successful thematic poetry collection after another, making his work look as effortless and joyful as child's play. Read full book review >

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ON THE WING by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Nonfiction and humor don't always fit comfortably together, but in this book they become a delightful whole, a sturdy foundation from which to explore the playfulness of language. (Picture book/poetry. 2-8)"
This collection of bird poems and paintings is a fine encore to Florian's Beast Feast (1994). Read full book review >

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BEAST FEAST by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Subtle, sophisticated, and quite charming. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-10)"
A frequent picture-book author-illustrator offers 21 snappy poems about animals, each depicted in a square, dynamically composed watercolor. Read full book review >