Search Results: "Janet Lord"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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RULES by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Middle-grade readers will recognize her longing for acceptance and be intrigued by this exploration of dealing with differences. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When 12-year-old Catherine is embarrassed by her autistic younger brother's behavior, her mother reassures her that "real friends understand." Read full book review >

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WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Vivi's too precocious and world-weary from the start to make her relationship with practical Jonah ever feel like it has possibility beyond the end of the summer, regardless of her diagnosis. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivi and Jonah's hot summer romance is marred by her rebellion against her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his grief over his father's recent death. Read full book review >

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THE CRASHER by Shirley Lord
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 1998

"But not much."
Novelist Lord (My Sister's Keeper, 1994, etc.), an editor for both Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, uses her access to fashion, journalism, and society to limn the careening ride to love and fame of a young woman with designing ambitions—in a dizzying mix of murder, old-fashioned gumption, and contemporary sleaze. 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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THE GALAXY GAME by Karen Lord
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Lord is at her best describing vividly alien bioformed landscapes and exploring subtle differences among uneasily allied cultures. But this novel, with its tentacled narrative structure and many references to previous events, is not the best entry to her world."
World Fantasy Award finalist Lord (The Best of All Possible Worlds, 2013, etc.) offers a complex coming-of-age story about negotiating competing loyalties. Read full book review >

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NIV by Graham Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Scenes in search of a point of view. (photos)"
A detailed, yet shapeless biography of a charming actor. Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF STARS by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"This sensitive coming-of-age tale compassionately explores prejudice and multiculturalism. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Lily, an orphaned 12-year-old who lives in a small eastern Maine town, becomes fast friends with Salma, a Latina migrant worker who has come with her family to pick blueberries. Read full book review >

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OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2014

"Lord successfully adapts classic elements of adult romance novels into a love story gentle enough for younger readers. (Romance. 12-18)"
Reagan joins her best friend Delilah's summer concert tour to escape some poor decisions and break some bad habits, finding romance and complication instead. Read full book review >