Search Results: "James Kelleher"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LONELY BEAST ABC by Chris Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Pleasantly unprepossessing from A to Z. (iPad alphabet app. 2-4)"
Blinking its yellow eyes, the eponymous Beast (The Lonely Beast, 2011) squires diapered digerati through the ABCs in this simple but (largely) satisfying app. Read full book review >

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BROTHER NIGHT by Victor Kelleher
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1991

"An interesting effort, but lacking the coherence and moral power of the author's Baily's Bones (1989). (Fiction. 12+)"
A simplistic fantasy-adventure about mismatched twins whose appearance belies their relationship to good and evil. Read full book review >

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DOGBOY by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"However, there's enough here to interest thoughtful readers. (Fiction. YA)"
A dog and her pup raise an abandoned baby boy in this philosophical tale that appears to take place sometime before Christ. Read full book review >

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DEL-DEL by Victor Kelleher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1992

"A well-plotted and engrossing portrayal of a child's inability to cope with death, from an Australian whose novels have consistently been of interest (Baily's Bones). (Fiction. 12+)"
Sam is seven, brilliant, and deeply disturbed by the death of his sister Laura. Read full book review >

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RESCUE! by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, a thought-provoking thriller with a respectable grounding in natural history and human nature. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Appalled by the experimental surgery on two baboons, African-American Jess and Australian David escape with them to the bush near where their scientist parents are working. Read full book review >

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FREE TO GOOD HOME by Anne Kelleher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2015

"Entertaining slice-of-life tales from lives just to the left of reality."
In this collection of seven speculative short stories, Kelleher's (Love's Labyrinth, 2015, etc.) characters magically abduct celebrities, put their elderly parents up for adoption, consider cyborg enhancement, and more. Read full book review >

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ORANGUTAN HOUDINI by Laurel Neme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"An interesting exploration of animal intelligence for budding zoologists, so long as they take the anthropomorphization with a grain of salt. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Orangutan Fu Manchu makes a monkey out of his zookeepers. Read full book review >

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WHEN GOOD KIDS KILL by Michael D. Kelleher
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Voyeurism takes the reins over insight into 'good kids' who murder; sadly, we are no better off than when we began in understanding the 'why.'"
Here's a report that could be a handbook for programmers of afternoon talk shows: "Teens Who Murder Their Parents," "Mothers Who Kill Their Newborns." Read full book review >

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DEFENDERS OF THE UNIVERSE by D.V. Kelleher
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"A winning readaloud. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A fast-paced, well-written adventure featuring a secret club of six schoolchildren who model themselves on TV and comic-book superheroes sworn to ``fight evil wherever it is and help those in trouble.'' Newcomer Rachel, eager to be valued for her special ``power'' (her artistic ability, which earns her the secret identity of ``The Sketcher''), chafes under the heavy-handed leadership of Chris, the group's captain. Read full book review >

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ANDREW'S OWN PLACE by Nancy Riecken
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A quiet story that may well help build understanding of timid little homebodies like Andrew. (Picture book/Young reader. 3-8)"
Since Andrew likes things predictable—his own place at the table, the same kind of oatmeal each day, a special toothbrush slot—he's apprehensive when his family goes for an early morning picnic. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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