Search Results: "Jane Ward"


BOOK REVIEW

HUNGER by Jane Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Thoughtful but awkwardly written debut about a young woman's emotional awakening. The doleful tone, unfortunately, is unrelenting."
A frustrated cook leads a flavorless life—until she leaves her husband. Read full book review >

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THE MOSAIC ARTIST by Jane Ward
Released: March 22, 2011

"A rich, complex novel that mixes art and life into a story about the decisions that lead to healing or hurt."
A vibrant landscape of a family shattered by divorce, letting time and choices bring the pieces back together in moving on or letting go. Read full book review >

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COLORS by Sarah Ward
by Sarah Ward, illustrated by Sarah Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A nifty, hardworking introduction to the world of color. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
The colors of the rainbow are explored in this multisensory book. Read full book review >

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PELLY AND MR. HARRISON VISIT THE  MOON by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"All in all, a light, imaginative romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The going-to-bed routine morphs into a fantastic adventure when Pelly notices an unusual fixture attached to her family's bathtub. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE AND THE NEW PIGLET by Nick Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Pure homespun fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ward's bucolic Galahad, Farmer George, makes a triumphant return, this time rescuing a swine in distress. Read full book review >

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HENRY FINDS HIS WORD by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Let this be the first first-word book to pull from the shelf. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Seeing that baby talk isn't working as well as he'd like, Henry decides to find his first word. Read full book review >

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DON’T EAT THE BABYSITTER! by Nick Ward
ANIMALS
Released: April 11, 2006

"Will appeal to the shark lovers more than to the parents of their own wild child. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sammy is a rather excitable shark, who tends to bite things when emotions run high; in his last outing, Don't Eat the Teacher (2004), it was his schoolmates and supplies. Read full book review >

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INFINITY by Rachel Ward
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2012

"A little violent, a little supernatural, a little mysterious, a lot sentimental; fans of the trilogy won't be disappointed as this story edges toward magical thriller. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
A trilogy that began in the recognizable present concludes in a post-apocalyptic dystopic England, 17 years from now. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN TWO ENDS by David Ward
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A fast-paced but flawed adventure. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A book about a book within a book. Read full book review >

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BLEEDING EARTH by Kaitlin Ward
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Grisly and sickening (but in the best way possible), the novel more than delivers on its promise of the macabre for lovers of horror, and curious readers will close the book with countless questions about religion, science, and human nature. (Horror. 13 & up)"
"Bones Found to Be of Human Origin, Blood Beginning to Fester." In the spirit of M.T. Anderson's Thirsty (1997), Ward's apocalyptic novel will have readers checking the ground beneath their feet after each turn of the page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2000

"The best work on this subject is Steven Levy's Artificial Life (1992), although it's getting long in the tooth. Ward covers the same ground and features the same colorful characters, but lacks pictures and diagrams to illustrate difficult concepts. Read Levy first."
Scientists are using computers and robots to mimic the behavior of living organisms. In the process they claim to be discovering the processes that gave rise to life itself and drove evolution. They might be right. Read full book review >