Search Results: "Irene Latham"


BOOK REVIEW

LEAVING GEE’S BEND by Irene Latham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"She's taken liberties in depicting real people and events, which is permissible in fiction, but still regrettable when done poorly. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In 1932 Gee's Bend, ten-year-old Ludelphia thinks clearest while stitching, so when her mother becomes deathly ill, Ludelphia takes along a quilt top as she crosses the river to get help. Read full book review >

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DEAR WANDERING WILDEBEEST by Irene Latham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Enlightening and engaging, a thrilling panorama of the diversity to be found throughout the animal kingdom. (glossary, further reading) (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
A poetic celebration of animal life found in the African grasslands. Read full book review >

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FRESH DELICIOUS by Irene Latham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Whimsical poems will inspire readers to play with their fruits and vegetables. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
A collection of lively poems celebrate edible delights from the farmers market. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE SUN SHINES ON ANTARCTICA by Irene Latham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A tender, lively, and mostly thoughtful tour through summer on the frozen continent. (glossary, further reading) (Informational picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
For six months straight, the sun shines in Antarctica, and the ice and oceans are alive with activity. Read full book review >

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DON'T FEED THE BOY by Irene Latham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Feed this to animal fans. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Raised in the Alabama zoo run by his busy parents, 11-year-old Whit dreams of escape, but his new friend Stella is someone whose need for escape is real. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, IRENE by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1993

"First of a series."
Back in 1955, O'Connor, a dogged reporter for the Las Piernas News Express, took up the case of Handless Hannah, an unidentified corpse he wrote about every year on the anniversary of her death. Read full book review >

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BRAVE IRENE by William Steig
Kirkus Star
illustrated by William Steig
Released: Oct. 22, 1986

"A thoroughly satisfying picture book from this producer of both Newbery and Caldecott Honor books."
Irene Bobbin, dressmaker's daughter, tucks her ill mother comfortably in bed and sets out through a storm to deliver a ball gown to the duchess; despite an interfering wind and heavy snow, she makes it. Read full book review >

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DEAR IRENE, by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"All Burke has done is take one of the hoariest clichÇs in the business—the letter-writing serial killer—and make it as fresh and chilling as a winter sunrise."
Somebody calling himself Thanatos, the lord of death, is writing letters to Las Piernas News Express reporter Irene Kelly (Sweet Dreams, Irene, p. 19, etc.), whom he calls Cassandra, obliquely prophesying a series of murders—and then making good on every prophecy. Read full book review >

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IRENE AT LARGE by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Though the details about romance and ladies' garb are as arch as ever, the hindsighted period cameos and tangential intrigues are mercifully kept in abeyance as Holmes and Irene do their most charming (if, in Holmes's case, unwitting) work together."
With this third helping of corseted whimsy resurrecting Sherlock Holmes's old antagonist Irene Adler, Douglas (Good Night, Mr. Holmes; Good Morning, Irene) finally seems to be getting the hang of weaving a new mystery together with strands of Holmesiana that include the background of Col. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER ME, IRENE by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"Too much of a good thing in Irene's fourth case (Dear Irene, 1995, etc.)—a big, ambitious novel that sinks under the weight of its evil cargo. (Author tour)"
Old masters of the classic mystery knew how an enigmatic central character can focus tension and raise the stakes. Read full book review >