Search Results: "Emma Lathen"


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RIGHT ON THE MONEY by Emma Lathen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1993

"Above average for this blue-chip series."
A merger between private-label manufacturer Aqua Supplies, Inc. Read full book review >

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A SHARK OUT OF WATER by Emma Lathen
Released: Nov. 12, 1997

A Shark Out Of Water ($22.95; Nov. 12; 304 pp.; 0-312-17019-X): Imperturbable banker John Putnam Thatcher's 23rd case (Brewing Up a Storm, 1996, etc.) takes him to Poland, where the Sloan Guaranty Trust can make a killing underwriting the modernization of the Kiel Canal—though, as usual, Thatcher will have to deal with financial shenanigans, geopolitical unrest, and somebody even more eager to make a killing on the deal. Read full book review >

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BREWING UP A STORM by Emma Lathen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 1996

"Be of good cheer, though: Thatcher demonstrates in the end that the author's cleverness didn't pass away with wickedly etched Underwood—or during Lathen's sabbatical, which this bubbly satire brings to a triumphant end."
John Putnam Thatcher's 23rd case—and his first since Right on the Money (1993)—dares to ask the timely, yet somehow absurd, question of whether Quax, the Kichsel Brewery's nonalcoholic beer, has the effect of luring underaged drinkers into a taste for Kix, its more potent sibling. Read full book review >

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THE ENTERTAINER by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A pleasant party bonbon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the family hires the man in the big, brown bear suit to entertain at Billy's birthday party, many surprises follow. Read full book review >

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WISH by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"The sentiments are certainly sweet, but this vein may be just about played out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Another in Dodd's series of diminutive picture books that celebrate the loving bond between an adult and a child. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE YOU by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A companion, No Matter What (ISBN: 978-0-525-47932-1), while not as original, offers reassurance that Momma Elephant will love her baby no matter what. (Picture book. 2-5)"
While frolicking with one of his parents, a bear cub shares all his dreams. Read full book review >

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I DON'T WANT A COOL CAT! by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2010

"For those who don't want a dull book, never fear—Dodd's latest is picture- (and pitch-) perfect. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's definitely been done before—by the author herself (I Don't Want a Posh Dog, 2009) as well as by myriad others who've created their own takes on "why my pet's the best." Read full book review >

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POPPY PICKLE by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Moral of the story: an excess of imagination may get you into trouble, but it's clearly worth it. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The perils of imagination reach their peak when a little girl unleashes an extraordinary ability. Read full book review >

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BETTY IN SPACE by Emma Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2013

"Amateurish, but blessedly brief and undeniably heartfelt, Betty's trip to space is a small step back for app-kind. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A child flies solo into space and makes a friend in an unremarkable story marred by sloppy text and a dearth of features. Read full book review >

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CINDERELEPHANT by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Other fractured versions are funnier, while many straightforward versions are far more beautiful; opt for them. (Fractured fairy tale. 4-7)"
An extra-large take on the classic fairy tale. Read full book review >

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MEOW SAID THE COW by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Even Old MacDonald will applaud this edgy addition to the canon of books about mixed-up animal sounds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A trickster cat causes mayhem in the barnyard. Read full book review >

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WHAT PET TO GET? by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Familiar but fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Surprising fact: There still aren't as many children's books about wanting pets as there are children who desperately want a pet. Read full book review >