Search Results: "Elizabeth Lee O'Donnell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PARTHENON by Elizabeth Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"Though the author ends abruptly with the catastrophic explosion of 1687, she once again will leave readers buzzed about one of the great works of architecture, and more deeply aware of the ways in which it reflects its builders' beliefs and attitudes. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Perceptive as always, Mann not only examines the construction of the Parthenon in this new entry in her Wonders of the World series, she also discusses what decorating this glorious, no-expenses-spared, holy temple with statues not of gods but of mortals reveals about how Athenians regarded themselves. Read full book review >

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LOVE HER MADLY by M. Elizabeth Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A novel that could have worked if the psychology (and personalities) had more depth."
In Lee's debut thriller, three self-centered college students become tangled in a love triangle that ends in tragedy. Seven years later, the survivors realize that the past rarely stays in the past. Read full book review >

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Beveled Edges and Mitered Corners by Mary Elizabeth Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2015

"Not afraid to enter casual mode for the big things, one's own mortality included. An apt choice for the earthliness of our lives."
A pleasant, versatile first book of poems by Lee. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF SUMMER by Elizabeth Lee O'Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 1991

"The sprightly text is nicely matched by the cheerful illustrations, showing a sturdy, busy child plus animals with an unusual amount of verve. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A clever variant of "The Twelve Days of Christmas": a little girl sees, on successive days at the beach, a grand accumulation of animals including "Four pipers running,/Three jellyfish,/Two pelicans,/And a little purple sea anemone." Read full book review >

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WINTER VISITORS by Elizabeth Lee O'Donnell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The marginal story makes clear its author has probably never been skunked, for the girl is serene only moments after the spray; the wild animals are greeting-card cuddly, poorly proportioned, and awkwardly posed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A treacly counting book in forced rhyme. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU FLYING, CHARLIE DUNCAN? by Elizabeth Lee O'Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Entertaining and light. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Tongue-tied Charlie's a loner who doesn't realize that most of the guys on his soccer team like him—it's only bullying team captain Sam who tells lies to get him out of the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A SIXPENCE by Julia Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A fun idea connects four charming stories, though they build to a pinnacle with Quinn's."
Four boarding school friends find everlasting love with the help of a magical coin in this historical-romance anthology that weaves through the popular wedding rhyme, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue—and a sixpence for your shoe." Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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BOOK REVIEW

POOL by JiHyeon Lee
by JiHyeon Lee, illustrated by JiHyeon Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"While the contrast between the slender explorers and the fat intruders is unfortunate, Lee's control of palette and pacing makes this Korean import otherwise a delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two children with phenomenal lung capacity have an astonishing adventure in the neighborhood pool. Read full book review >