Search Results: "Janet Lord"


BOOK REVIEW

PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS CATKIN? by Janet Lord
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This third outing from the sisterly team of Lord and Paschkis is a visual feast for young readers. Read full book review >

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LORD OF PUBLISHING by Sterling Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Anecdotal and occasionally self-admiring—but some affecting episodes sprinkled throughout."
In his debut, the nonagenarian founder and co-chairman of Sterling Lord Literistic remembers his youth, the founding of his literary agency, some literary lions (and bears), his four wives, success and failure. Read full book review >

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ALBERT THE FIX-IT MAN by Janet Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This is a warmly affecting story of (multicultural) community, greatly enhanced by Paschkis's stylish watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Neighbors band together to help the local helper. Read full book review >

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A PEBBLE TO POLISH by Janet Lord Leszl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2007

"A well-intended snapshot of one family's experience with autism."
A dramatic look at the life of a single mother who learns her child is autistic and must re-frame her worldview accordingly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET IN ORBIT by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A glossary of Briticisms at the end helps with the translation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well-researched, but vulgar and plodding."
Bloated, stumbling account of Janet Auchincloss, her family, and the social world that produced Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK LORD by Jamie Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Best read with its companion tome…let's just say best read; wouldn't want to anger the Dark Lord. (Humorous fantasy. 10-14)"
While the Dark Lord's away, everyone begins living in peace and harmony, much to the chagrin of the White Wizard, Hasdruban. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The disturbing definition of female sexiness just tops off this queen's notably passive and love-focused role, and may well outweigh Brennan's sweet touches and lovely final revelations. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The clever dénouement of the series is crisper than the middle installments but strikingly obsolete in its depictions of gender and race. Read full book review >