Search Results: "Jo Lodge"


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR CROC! by Jo Lodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Some literal jaw-dropping at the climax gives this party-hearty pop-up a big finish. (Pop-up picture book. 1-3)"
Toddlers who find Lodge's Happy Birthday Moo Moo (2001) a touch tame will happily fasten on this toothier follow-up, a British import.Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOO MOO! by Jo Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Packed with plenty to look at and plenty to do, this is great entertainment for the small fry. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A happy heifer celebrates her special day in this novelty item that is short on words but big on fun. Read full book review >

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CLEVER CHAMELEON by Ali Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An asset in any collection, story-timers will clamor to find the title character in each double-page spread. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The jungle animals, including walking stick, chameleon, parrot, lion, leopard, elephant, crocodile and giraffe, decide to play hide and seek. Read full book review >

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THINKS . . .  by David Lodge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

"As engrossing as Lodge's skillful structuring and bawdy badinage is, this time out he promises more than he ultimately delivers."
Literature and science battle for supremacy in this three-pronged academic satire from Lodge (Home Truths, 2000, etc.) that gets in many a good jab before running out of steam. Read full book review >

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PARADISE NEWS by David Lodge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Narrative tricks aside, Lodge's Catholicism and his gimlet eye make him the true heir of Evelyn Waugh."
Lodge combines his past fictional interests in Catholicism (The British Museum is Falling Down, etc.) and social satire (Nice Work, etc.) to produce this always engaging and clever tale of innocents abroad. Read full book review >

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TANGLEBIRD by Bernard Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"The lesson about channeling chaos into creativity may be somewhat muted, but manipulated; children will like Tanglebird's triumph over those who once mocked him. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Detailed woodcuts colored in soft pastels add visual interest to this didactic story. Read full book review >

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A MAN OF PARTS by David Lodge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"Readable but ultimately rather pointless."
At his best when he artfully blends comedy and pathos (Deaf Sentence, 2008, etc.), Lodge returns to the fictional biography genre that didn't serve him particularly well in Author, Author (2004). Read full book review >

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WHERE THIS LAKE IS by Jeff Lodge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1997

A rambling debut novel—the first of the publisher's New American Voices Series—that reads almost as much like a set of family footnotes as it does like fiction. Read full book review >

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DEAF SENTENCE by David Lodge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"A pleasure from first to last: Lodge gets better and goes deeper in each book."
Another wise, witty look at the human condition from Lodge (Author, Author, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PRACTICE OF WRITING by David Lodge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Neither wholly journalism nor academic theorizing, The Practice of Writing offers the best of both worlds."
Having retired from theory-dominated academia in 1987, British novelist and critic Lodge (Therapy, 1995, etc.) reflects on the practice and practicalities of writing for a living in this engaging essay collection. Read full book review >

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WITHIN THE BOUNDS by Marc Lodge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"Earnest and amateurish, especially in its falling action."
A first novel about an up-and-coming southern lawyer whose involvement in a case of serial murder makes him see just how much he's sacrificed for his high-profile firm—all of which shows mainly that, yes, they read John Grisham down south too. Read full book review >