Search Results: "Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie"


BOOK REVIEW

A WORD'S A BIRD by Orel Protopopescu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2013

"Enchanting artwork, tranquil sound effects and the narrator's soothing voice all add to the serenity. But the interaction and poetry are so fleeting, this app feels like an incomplete sentence. (requires iPad 2+) (iPad storybook app 2-5)"
This bilingual (French/English) springtime rhyme is lovely and charming in many ways, but underneath, it's a scant offering that may leave readers wondering, "Is that all?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"This threatens at first to be a one-joke story, but gradually the people become more real, the writing more honest. When it stops going for the laughs, it gets them anyway, along with a whole passel of genuine emotions."
A professional, city-living woman up and moves herself and boyfriend to a farm, where everything is way different from what she's used to. Eventually, she and boyfriend find true happiness. It really happened, she says. The End. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Laskas is an endearing, scrambled character, her swarming thoughts torturing readers as they torture her."
A chattery yet appealing return to the turf of Fifty Acres and a Poodle (2000): the author's life on and off Sweetwater Farm in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIND GAMES by Jeanne Marie Grunwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2003

"A good source list of actual adult and children's publications related to the subject is included as part of the report's bibliography and will be appreciated by those who remain curious and attentive enough to read through the whole story. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The six members of the Clearview Middle School Mad Science Club are inadvertently brought together during an after-school registration snafu. Read full book review >

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FUTURES MADE OF VIRTUAL INSANITY
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Warcross by Marie Lu

Cover Story: Technicolortastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Absolute Sci-Fi
Bonus Factors:
 Team Tournament, Cat-and-Mouse, Hackers, Easter Eggs
Relationship Status: Game On

Cover Story: Technicolortastic

Sure, I could dissect the issues I have with this cover. (Why do the innards of the title look like a digital ...


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I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW I WAS DANGEROUS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Young Elites (The Young Elites Book 1) by Marie Lu

Cover Story: The Sword in the Storm
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: She Says, Mostly
Bonus Factors:
 X-Men, The Dark Side
Relationship Status: I Wanna Be Bad

 

Cover Story: The Sword in the Storm

No doubt about it, this ...


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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Cover Story: Play Set
BFF Charm: Third Wheel
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Otherworldly
Trigger Warning: Abuse
Bonus Factors: LGTBQ Characters, Multicultural Magic
Anti-Bonus Factor: Abuse
Relationship Status: Happily Ever After

Cover Story: Play Set

This cover is cute, and features important elements of the story, but it ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Highly informative and thoroughly entertaining."
A glimpse inside the lives of the unsung people who do the work that keeps America ticking. Read full book review >