Search Results: "Dyan Sheldon"


BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD STAR by Dyan Sheldon
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"Comedy reigns as the silliness mounts in this first-person narrative that should provide lots of laughs. (Fiction. YA)"
Sheldon continues Lola's story begun in Confessions of a Drama Queen (1999). Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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MY WORST BEST FRIEND by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"At least Gracie and Zeb manage to fumble their way into a satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Sixteen-year-old Gracie and Savanna are best friends and opposites. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MY SUCCESS by Dyan Sheldon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"Constantly funny, splendidly witty: a bull's-eye. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A struggling waitress trades places with a spoiled-brat TV star in this comedy. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE MOON by Dyan Sheldon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 1994

"Pretty, but not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The team that collaborated on the widely praised The Whales' Song (1991) essays a theme explored most notably in George Ella Lyons's Dreamplace (1993) and Who Came Down That Road (1992). Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER IS A SUPERHERO by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"It's an unsatisfying ending to a frustrating story. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 8-11)"
In this sequel to My Brother Is a Visitor from Another Planet (1993), Adam is still having trouble with his big brother, Keith— so much trouble that when a gang of bullies start picking on him every day, he doesn't even consider asking Keith for help. Read full book review >

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THE MOON DRAGONS by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"This original fairy tale succeeds as a fable, if not quite so well as a story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When a selfish, self-important king hears a story from a traveler about ancient, singing dragons and is told they may not all be gone, the king announces that he must have one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CONQUER BRITAIN by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Light and funny, Sheldon's characters are smart, offbeat and completely real. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this companion novel to Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America (2005), Cherokee Salamanca travels to England from her home in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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THE CRAZY THINGS GIRLS DO FOR LOVE by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Plenty of witty merriment for all high-school social sets. (Chick-lit comedy. 12-18)"
Superior comic writing combined with a major snark factor turns this full-on chick-lit outing into major fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

A legend in her own mind, former New Yorker Mary Elizabeth ("My true name is Lola") Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Sure to amuse readers on both sides of the pond. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Facing a long summer rattling around her house in England, Sophie jumps at the chance to trade places with the daughter of a friend and stay in New York for her holiday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE AS A WHALE by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Hollywood snapped this up, which makes sense—it'll probably make a snappy, Tootsie-ish movie."
``Betsy,'' says the loopy hero of Sheldon's latest wacko farce, ``how many times do I have to tell you? Read full book review >