Search Results: "Irene Latham"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"Wait for the screen version. (Author tour)"
A son's affectionate but sketchy little memoir of the bittersweet romance between his octogenarian father, Clyde, and Gussie, a widow of similar years. Read full book review >

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CODE OF THE WEST by Aaron Latham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Latham has a proven track record, and Code of the West will probably make it to the screen in some form or other. Remember you heard it here first: see the movie if you must, but do not, under any circumstances, read the book."
The story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table has been revived numerous times, by such masterly writers as Alfred Lord Tennyson, T.H. White, and Thomas Berger. Read full book review >

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THE FROZEN LEOPARD by Aaron Latham
Released: Sept. 12, 1991

"For hard-core safari-junkies only."
One of those tiresome books about traveling to a distant land to find a self never known—or in this case sidetracked by writer's block and unexpiated grief—now from journalist/novelist Latham (Crazy Sundays, 1971; Orchids for Mother, 1977). Read full book review >

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SCARLETT UNDERCOVER by Jennifer Latham
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"This whip-smart, determined, black Muslim heroine brings a fresh hard-boiled tone to the field of teen mysteries. (Mystery. 12-15)"
A 16-year-old gumshoe's new case reveals ancient—perhaps magical—family secrets. Read full book review >

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DREAMLAND BURNING by Jennifer Latham
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"An unflinching, superbly written story about family, friendship, and integrity, set during one of America's deadliest race riots. (author's note) (Mystery/historical fiction. 14-18)"
The discovery of a skeleton connects the lives of two teens, a century apart, with the brutality and terror of the 1921 Tulsa race riots. Read full book review >

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MATTOO, LET’S PLAY! by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Simple and spot-on. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Boisterous girl and quiet cat seem like an awkward match. Read full book review >