Search Results: "Janice Milusich"


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OFF GO THEIR ENGINES, OFF GO THEIR LIGHTS by Janice Milusich
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2008

"Click. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Milusich combines colors and vehicles and turns the resulting mixture into a volume perfect for bedtime. Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS by Janice Russell
adapted by Janice Russell, illustrated by Janice Russell
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A good, simple edition. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An unembellished retelling of the enduring tale. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE AND THE WATER WISH by Janice Poon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The girls' conflict is horribly banal; coupled with the flimsy mystery and the uninspired art, it makes this a hard sell to even the most dedicated female reader. (craft instructions) (Graphic novel. 9-12)"
Fresh from solving her last crime (Claire and the Bakery Thief, 2008), the bespectacled young sleuth is on the case again. Read full book review >

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BLUE FIRE by Janice Hardy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Relentless, gripping adventure. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Continuing where The Shifter (2009) ended, book two of The Healing Wars series finds 15-year-old Nya, her sister Tali and other Takers hiding in Geveg from the invading Duke of Baseer, who plans to use them in his mysterious pain experiments. Read full book review >

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WHERE BLUE BEGINS by Janice Deaner
Released: March 11, 1993

"Still, a writer to watch."
A dark legacy of family secrets is exposed anticlimactically- -in this first novel of uneven promise from young filmmaker Deaner. Read full book review >

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HOT TICKET by Janice Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 1998

"Tediously rococo plotting blunts the sly, overheated comedy of scheming dragon-ladies with great facelifts, and spineless mama's boys who don't know Brahms from Berlioz."
Concert violinist Weber's sexy, silly fifth novel (Devil's Food, 1995, etc.) continues the adventures of concert violinist/secret agent Leslie Frost, now investigating the steamy affairs of a lecherous US President to discover who killed a fellow spy. Read full book review >

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THE BODY SPOKEN by Janice Deaner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Oddly compelling, if flawed."
Deaner's arresting second novel (Where Blue Begins, 1993), in its dreamy way, takes on gender, power, and the frailty of truth. Read full book review >

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DEATH MAKES THE CUT by Janice Hamrick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2012

"The cast of characters provides both pleasant entertainment and enough suspects to yield a challenging mystery."
A dedicated teacher returns to class and murder. Read full book review >

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WILD NIGHTS by Janice Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Quick."
Titans of the Television, Rock Music, and Real Estate universes collide and a perfect marriage is revealed to have been (pick one): a hollow shell, an illusion, an impossible fantasy, too wonderful to last. Read full book review >

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THE TAILOR’S DAUGHTER by Janice Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"Roller-coaster romance; not for sissies."
This implausible, plot-heavy romance is saved by the author's beautiful prose. Read full book review >

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CLARA by Janice Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Still, the sound of Great Personalities clashing makes a rollicking good read."
Scottish novelist and storywriter Galloway (Where You Find It, 2002, etc.) brings us the life and work of Clara Schumann in an impassioned fictional biography. Read full book review >