Search Results: "Ice Cream Fine Storybooks"


BOOK REVIEW

UG by Patrick Buss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Too long, too slow, written in a prose idiom that is, at best, questionable. Ugh. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
Cave boy Ug run off rather than go school. He get lost, get big sad, turn over new leaf when reunited with Mamug and Papug. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2011

"A boldly opinionated, bracingly street-tough memoir."
Once-controversial rapper turned actor's no-nonsense overview of his life. Read full book review >

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MIRROR IMAGE by Ice-T
Released: May 7, 2013

"A noir for fans of Ice-T, with lots of excremental swearing and raunchy epithets."
Working with a new co-author, rapper, reality TV star and Law & Order: SVU actor Ice-T has produced his second gangster thriller (Kings of Vice, 2011). Read full book review >

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A PIGGIE CHRISTMAS by Howard Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But there will be snorts and chortles galore in this exuberant holiday offering. (Picture book. 6-9)"
If Marge Palatini's Piggie Pie (1995) and Zoom Broom (1998) made your stomach hurt from laughter, you may need medical attention after getting a gander at these porcine takes on five familiar Christmas songs from the same illustrator. Read full book review >

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KINGS OF VICE by Ice-T
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The snipers, flash grenades and car chases suggest Ice-T is readying a screen treatment."
Ice-T, rapper and one of the stars of Law and Order: SVU, tries his hand at crime fiction, with the help of co-writer Radcliff. Read full book review >

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OF METAL AND WISHES by Sarah Fine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An imaginative but uneven retelling. (Steampunk. 12-18)"
A reckless wish has tragic consequences in this homage to The Phantom of the Opera.Read full book review >

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FROZEN BILLY by Anne Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Jolly good. (Fiction. 8-12)"
While Clarrie and Will's father is in Australia trying to earn enough to send for the family and their mother is in prison in Ireland, wrongly accused of stealing a basket of food, they are in the care of their uncle Len, who is drinking and gambling away the money he earns as a ventriloquist. Read full book review >

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BAD DREAMS by Anne Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"As in The Tulip Touch (1997), Fine has placed two young people with unusually complex motives and characters into a challenging, sometimes scary situation: readers will not be putting this one down until the last page. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The air of strangeness hanging about a new classmate turns out to have just cause in this tale of a bookworm and a child cursed with a unique kind of second sight. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE SHINE by Sarah Fine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"As a retelling of Baroness Orczy's classic, an enjoyable romantic adventure. As an early entry in what will presumably be a long string of dark futures inspired by the 2016 presidential campaign, lacking in depth and clarity. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
The Scarlet Pimpernel relocated to a dystopian United States. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE QUEEN  by Sarah Fine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Fiery, icy, sad, thrilling. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
It takes two people to make one queen. Read full book review >

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SANCTUM by Sarah Fine
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"This flaw notwithstanding, this trilogy opener has a lot going for it. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up) "
A paranormal romance confirms that, indeed, hell is hell. Read full book review >

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UP ON CLOUD NINE by Anne Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2002

"It's a triumphant portrait of a young person marching to a beat all his own—but not marching alone. (Fiction. 11-13)"
England's Children's Laureate (Bad Dreams, 2000, etc.) again exercises her unsurpassed gift for memorable, complex character studies. Read full book review >