Search Results: "Janice Nadeau"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TOOTH MOUSE by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"With a nod to classic titles of years past, this provides a fresh, modern take on an itty-bitty heroine's achievement of her seemingly impossible goal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this beautifully executed title with a fairy-tale feel, an irrepressible mouseling named Sophie is determined to prove she should become the next Tooth Mouse. Read full book review >

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ALL ABOUT GRANDMAS by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Pickiness aside, this is a clever, buoyant look at many children's favorite relative. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bouncy rhyme delivers a warm, light-hearted look at all kinds of grandmothers. Read full book review >

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HARVEY by Hervé Bouchard
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pensive, with hushed, desolate notes, this is best suited for thoughtful readers, both YA and adult, who are ready for a quiet literary examination of loss. (Graphic memoir. 12 & up)"
A sparse, evocative look at a father's death. 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 BAKERY THIEF by Janice Poon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"And while the recipes in the back of the book look yummy, there is a self-righteousness to this sketchily drawn story that will leave a bad taste in the reader's mouth. (Graphic fiction. 8-10)"
In this middle-grade graphic novel, young Claire is distressed to discover that her family is about to move from their home in the city to the all-too-rural town of Bellevale. 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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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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PAWPAW PATCH by Janice Daugharty
Released: April 3, 1996

"Chanell does so, triumphantly, in this original and unsettling novel. (Regional author tour)"
The enduring prejudices, resentments, and regrets boiling away just beneath the surface of small-town life are given a thorough (and salutary) airing in southern writer Daugharty's provocative new work (Necessary Lies, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUMMER by Janice Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Shapiro's writing is crisp, refreshing and affecting—highly recommended."
As you can tell by the title, bad things happen to the characters in this collection of stories—but somehow they cope. 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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DEVIL'S FOOD by Janice Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 1996

"A head rush worthy of a Betty Crocker's Deluxe."
A fourth novel from the author of Frost the Fiddler (1992), etc., with so many plot twists that not seeing the forest for the trees way understates the problem. Read full book review >