Search Results: "Elissa Haden Guest"


BOOK REVIEW

BELLA'S RULES by Elissa Haden Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"A winner. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As one might guess from the title, boisterous Bella's rules are in serious conflict with the family rules. Read full book review >

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IRIS AND WALTER by Elissa Haden Guest
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Readers will welcome this latest installment in the true-to-life stories of these charming friends. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Best friends Iris and Walter eagerly look forward to their first sleepover. Read full book review >

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HARRIET’S HAD ENOUGH! by Elissa Haden Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"This amusing peek at a common childhood scenario and its peaceable resolution will satisfy children and parents alike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A youngster's refusal to tidy up leads to a big argument with her mother. Read full book review >

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IRIS AND WALTER by Elissa Haden Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It's well-traveled territory, but always worth a visit. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Guest and Davenier (Mabel Dancing, 2000) kick off an easy-reader series featuring a city girl and a country boy. Read full book review >

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IRIS AND WALTER: THE SCHOOL PLAY by Elissa Haden Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Henry and Mudge fans have some new friends in these likable pals. (Easy reader. 5-9)"
In this fifth slice-of-life story about Iris and Walter, last seen in The Sleepover (2002), our heroes are preparing for a class play where Iris will be a cricket and Walter will be a dragonfly. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Sexier than Artforum but brainier than Vanity Fair, this should appeal to insiders and outsiders alike."
This long-awaited ``insider's'' version of the contemporary art world may bring a blush to the cheeks of the ``curators, collectors, academics'' and critics who, Haden-Guest gleeflully demonstrates, ``often spend as much energy sniping at each other as at art's vigorous and well-armed enemies.'' Haden-Guest (Bad Dreams, 1981, etc.), a journalist and art critic, offers an anecdotal portrait of the American art world and, more specifically the frantic, hothouse art world of Manhattan from the 1970s to the present. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Walpurgis Nightlife from the Age of Coke and Quaaludes to the Era of Ecstasy."
Gossip-laced and rumor-spiked, an intelligently written history of 20-plus years of New York nightclubbing. Read full book review >

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FIRE FIGHT by Jacqueline  Guest
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Despite the compelling premise, this latest book from Guest falls short of its potential. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kai Hunter will not go to foster care. When her grandmother dies and leaves her all alone, she runs away from the Stoney Reserve near Calgary, Alberta, to make a new life for herself. Read full book review >

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THE COMIC BOOK WAR by Jacqueline  Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Built around a timely (ever timely, unfortunately) theme, this wartime tale featuring young characters with complementary strengths and vulnerabilities shines in a sharply rendered setting. (historical notes) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
A teenager with three brothers fighting overseas in World War II concocts an elaborate coping mechanism that works to keep his anxieties down and his spirits up—until it doesn't. Read full book review >

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NO BOARDING PASSES FOR FLIES by Jenny Guest
Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"A well-constructed family chronicle that floats above the events of its characters' lives instead of diving into their emotional realities."
A young piano prodigy perseveres toward success despite the dysfunctional events of her childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An informative, engaging survey of the beneficial consequences of globalization."
A wide-ranging survey of the global impact of the 215 million people who live outside their countries of origin. Read full book review >