Search Results: "Jody Gehrman"


BOOK REVIEW

BABE IN BOYLAND by Jody Gehrman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Hobbled by the overfamiliar girl-in-boy-drag premise, one-dimensional characters and predictable plot twists, this story never makes it out of the starting gate. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Natalie (aka Dr. Aphrodite) pens the love column for her school's newspaper. Read full book review >

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TRIPLE SHOT BETTYS IN LOVE by Jody Gehrman
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Geena's spunky voice will draw both returning and new readers into the girls' tight circle, which, despite some relationship woes, manages to stay entertaining and upbeat. (Fiction. YA)"
The Triple Shot Bettys—Geena, Amber and Hero—are back, serving up frothy lattes and falling in love, but this time their relationships are heating up and about to boil over (Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, 2008). Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY by Jody Gehrman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Sassy and fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Whipping up lattes in the tiny drive-thru coffee shack Triple Shot Betty's isn't 16-year-old Geena's idea of summer fun, but with her favorite cousin Hero and best friend Amber set to work beside her, she assumes they're all in for a fantastic summer. Read full book review >

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Sally Loves Horses! by Jody Mackey

"A graceful, inspiring children's book about horseback riding.
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Mackey's (Sally Loves…to Dance!, 2014, etc.) third series installment follows a young girl's dream of riding in a rodeo.Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE AND FASCINATING PLACES by Jody Revenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Handsomely designed but, even as media tie-ins go, thin sauce. (Novelty. 7-10)"
Glimpses of sets, costumes, and characters from the Harry Potter films and 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Read full book review >

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THE DARK ARTS by Jody Revenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A spoiler-y aide de memoire helpful for keeping the villains straight. (Novelty. 10-13)"
A reminiscent peek into the darker corners of the Wizarding World's media products. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON PORTRAIT by Jody Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"<\b>Lovely writing and evocative details salvage a thin story."
A moody novel about disfigured soldiers and hard-won love set in an English country manor during World War I. Read full book review >

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HORSE OF A DIFFERENT KILLER by Jody Jaffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Nattie herself, however, more than offsets the killer's blandness: bright, lively, self-consciously a Philadelphia yenta, she's a most appealing guide to a Carolina show-jumping circuit delightfully remote from the racetracks of Dick Francis and Bill Shoemaker."
Shades of Arthur Conan Doyle's ``Silver Blaze''! Read full book review >

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THE FIG EATER by Jody Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Another time and place made real; a pleasure for some, excessive for others."
After her nonfiction fashion books, All that Glitters and A Stylish History (not reviewed), Shields debuts with a novel about murder, superstition, and bourgeois sexual intrigue all set, somewhat self-consciously, in 1911 Vienna. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Environmentalists and bird lovers alike will enjoy this look at the restoration of an endangered bird."
The fascinating tale of one man's fight to save the cahow, a bird "believed extinct since the early 1600s." Read full book review >

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THE NEW CHAMPION by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Puzzle lovers who pick the book up wanting to hang out in the Gollywhopper world one more time will find themselves with a better-than-average sequel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Bert Golliwop and his executive team at Golly Toy and Game Company decide to hold a second round of Gollywhopper Games in this sequel. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS WISH FOR CORDUROY by B.G. Hennessy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A pleasurable and satisfying back story for the beloved bear named Corduroy. Not too long, not too hard—just right. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A prequel to the beloved classics Corduroy (1968) and A Pocket for Corduroy (1978), this story tells how Corduroy found his green overalls (and his name). Read full book review >