Search Results: "Hallie Durand"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST DESSERTS by Hallie Durand
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2010

"Lively fun well pitched to the young target audience. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The common perils of childhood propel the action in Durand's second installment of her Dessert series, as her eponymous heroine, age eight, tries to solve the never-ending problem of annoying siblings. Read full book review >

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CATCH THAT COOKIE! by Hallie Durand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Cute concept; uneven execution. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Some peripatetic gingerbread men make a believer of a skeptical grade schooler. Read full book review >

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DESSERT FIRST by Hallie Durand
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2009

"Let us hope that Durand's promising debut will be the first in a series; readers would benefit from a second helping of lovable Dessert's adventures. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Dessert Schneider loves her sweets so much she even draws a maraschino cherry by her name. Read full book review >

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MITCHELL GOES BOWLING by Hallie Durand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Loads of fun with a lot of heart. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Boisterous Mitchell and his resourceful dad are back in a hilarious father-and-son tale that celebrates working together with wit and warmth (Mitchell's License, 2011). Read full book review >

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MITCHELL'S LICENSE by Hallie Durand
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 26, 2011

"An incredibly entertaining ride, despite the design speed bumps. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mitchell, a rambunctious 3-year-old, never wants to go to bed—that is, until he gets his driver's license. Read full book review >

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NO ROOM FOR DESSERT by Hallie Durand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"Another romp full of zesty, true-life fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Lively third-grader Dessert returns for more comic classroom and family fun as she learns to cope with jealousy in her third outing (Just Desserts, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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YOU'LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR by Hallie Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Diverting, if a little too easy to figure out. Would have been a great vehicle for Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, including all the slightly creepy dolls."
The return of a handmade porcelain doll that belonged to a child kidnapped 40 years ago kicks off a series of dark revelations. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Catnip for scandal junkies, with a bit of historical perspective stirred in. (index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A gleefully explicit catalogue of the past century's headline-grabbing bad behavior. Read full book review >

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NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT by Hallie Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"A page-turner with juicy Hollywood insider details."
A 1963 celebrity murder has a violent aftermath as its secrets bubble to the surface decades later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAGUAR by Loup Durand
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Released: Jan. 7, 1990

Though very popular in his native France, Durand has yet to conquer a vast American readership (Daddy, 1988; The Angkor Massacre, 1983)—and this original but slack seriocomic outing, set in the 1920's, is not likely to win him new ground. Read full book review >

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NEVER TELL A LIE by Hallie Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Mild creepiness is overly scripted with workmanlike prose into a blend of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a humorless Monk."
Ephron (1001 Books for Every Mood, 2008, etc.) returns with the story of a Massachusetts couple who become suspects when an acquaintance disappears after attending their yard sale. Read full book review >

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TALES OF GOOD AND EVIL, HELP AND HARM by Philip Hallie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Such crisp, plain-spoken, and forceful prose exemplifies this fine summary of one of those very rare lives spent immersed, intellectually and personally, in issues of active moral engagement."
In a world that often seems permeated with cruelty and indifference, why are there always a few people actively engaged in rescuing others, even at enormous personal risk? Read full book review >