Search Results: "Holly LeCraw"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SWIMMING POOL by Holly LeCraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2010

"Whether open or suppressed, passion rules events, but this is not a murder mystery; instead LeCraw reveals the complex moral and psychological mystery within all relationships."
LeCraw's remarkably confident first novel begins seven years after an unsolved murder and explores the ripple effect both of decisions that may have caused the murder and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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THE HALF BROTHER by Holly LeCraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"The last 50 pages become a rush of plot contrivances that undermine what until then has been a complicated, engrossing study of characters and relationships."
Incest, racial tension, statutory rape, alcoholism—LeCraw (The Swimming Pool, 2010) throws them all into the stew in this melodrama about family secrets and thwarted love among teachers at an elite New England prep school.Read full book review >

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IF I NEVER FOREVER ENDEAVOR by Holly  Meade
ADVENTURE
Released: April 11, 2011

"An irresistible invitation to test those wings and fly. (Picture book. 4-8)"
To fly or not to fly is the question for a little bird weighing the pros and cons of launching into the unknown. Read full book review >

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INSIDE, INSIDE, INSIDE by Holly  Meade
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Truly a book caught betwixt and between, this is hard put to be placed inside any category. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Stilted text and a convoluted concept cause this latest effort from Meade to flounder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW FRIEND by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"They will tickle you pink. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A marvelous addition to the Toot & Puddle series. Read full book review >

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WISH YOU WERE HERE by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Hobbie has once again illustrated her story with exquisite attention to detail in her peerless watercolors. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Toot is bitten by more than the travel bug in this addition to the series. Read full book review >

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BRAVE HORACE by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"He's not original—the rascal who summons the courage to do the right thing—but he is charming. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Keller (Merry Christmas, Geraldine, 1997, etc.) brings the young leopard, Horace, back to the page, this time as the invitee to a monster-movie party. Read full book review >

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A PLACE TO SLEEP by Holly  Meade
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An interesting experiment that doesn't succeed. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
An assortment of animals and two children choose where to snooze in this colorful, oversized picture book. Read full book review >

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THE NEW BOY by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Schwartz's Camper of the Week (below) provides a subtler, more perceptive treatment of similar themes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Relations with his fellow kindergartners go from bad to worse after mouse Milton's unfortunate opening gambit: he sticks out his tongue. Read full book review >

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TOOT & PUDDLE by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

The activities of a homebody and an enthusiastic world traveler are contrasted in illustrations brimming with humor. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2012

"A broadly appealing mix of the tragic and droll, comforting, disturbing, exotic and universal, with nary a clinker in the bunch. (glossary) (Short stories. 11-13)"
A big but consistently engaging pro bono anthology of authors with direct or indirect Japanese "heritage or experience." Read full book review >

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GUINEA PIG PARTY by Holly Surplice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Countdown to the next rereading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Comical, partying guinea pigs who encounter one mishap after another allow readers to count down from 10 to one. Read full book review >