Search Results: "Isobel Springett"


BOOK REVIEW

KATE & PIPPIN by Martin Springett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Again, awwww. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The true story, captured in intimate photos, of an old Great Dane and an abandoned fawn. Awwww. Read full book review >

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THE ISOBEL JOURNAL by Isobel Harrop
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A trifle—but a sustaining one. (Graphic memoir. 12-16)"
Glimpses of the life of the titular Isobel, who sees herself as "just a girl from where nothing really happens," presented as a charmingly idiosyncratic scrapbook. Read full book review >

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UNRAVELING ISOBEL by Eileen Cook
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"As she did in The Education of Hailey Kendrick (2011), Cook gives readers a fast-paced plot, likable narrator and interesting characters, but even first-rate ingredients can't save a flawed recipe. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
This blend of paranormal romance, murder mystery and quirky, coming-of-age narrative offers tasty moments, but the elements prove incompatible, leaving a bad taste in mouths. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR BED, ISOBEL by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Additional stock for the plethora of books about bedtime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This Australian import reworks the overused theme of toddler bedtime resistance. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE LIFE STORY OF ISOBEL ROUNDTREE by Kathleen Wallace King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

A debut novel of enormous and pugnacious charm in which the narrator—a ten-year-old girl living with her combative parents on a Kentucky-area hog farm—observes, absorbs, and surmounts the tearing needs and angers of adults, all with a cool savvy. Read full book review >

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ISOBEL ON THE WAY TO THE CORNER SHOP by Amy Witting
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A compassionate masterpiece."
Isobel Callaghan, a struggling young writer with a difficult past, collapses on the way to buy provisions at the corner store and soon finds herself—much to her surprise—recovering from tuberculosis in the self-contained society of Mornington Sanatorium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"An important update on the state of human rights that depresses as it uplifts."
A senior fellow at the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations explores human-rights advances in the most conservative Muslim states. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017

"A deeply researched, terrifically entertaining exploration of the London Zoo 'through the eyes of some of the people who made it happen.'"
A whimsical work revisiting the English gentlemen of the early- to mid-19th century who envisioned the first Zoological Society of London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT WALKER by Richard Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Discerning readers will question why the treasures did not sound their clicking and clinking during the morning portion of his walk but nevertheless, this is a comfortably scary story that will evoke smiles for those who can imagine their own Night Stalker. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Thompson and Springett's second collaboration (The Follower, not reviewed) follows a similar scenario—scary things following a child through a scary place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMEN OF THE U.S. CONGRESS by Isobel V. Morin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 14, 1994

"Women Who Served in the U.S. Congress''; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10+)"
Like Fireside's Is There a Woman in the House? (p. 307), a useful and thought-provoking survey of the lives of a diverse group of congresswomen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSTER by Will Barrow
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A warmly written account of the impact of one hardworking dog on a man who has worked diligently to maintain a professional remove with his companion, knowing full well the dog's got his heart from the start."
A look inside the work of a military dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISE OLD WOMAN by Yoshiko Uchida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A wonderful way to explain respect for the elderly. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
In medieval Japan a young farmer lives with his old mother in a village ruled by a cruel young lord who has decreed that all the villagers who reach the age of 70 must be taken into the mountains and left to die. Read full book review >