Search Results: "Jody Wheeler"


BOOK REVIEW

REMEMBERING JODY by Randy Sue Coburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Competent, but curiously little emotion comes through in spite of the subject at hand."
Conventional debut about a schizophrenic who almost topples friends, lovers, and family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CORDUROY LOST AND FOUND by B.G. Hennessy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The actual author and illustrator get no cover billing, but that shouldn't bother readers willing to settle for respectable replacements. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With Madeline and Little House spin-offs on her resume, plus Rosemary Wells's Yoko and Friends series, the technically versatile Wheeler replaces Lisa McCue to illustrate this latest Corduroy episode in a credible imitation of Don Freeman's style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Williams' work ably demonstrates how a single person can make a great difference."
A crusader for the worldwide ban on landmines tells her amazing, unlikely journey to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERTO WALKS HOME by Janice N. Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The brotherly reconciliation at the end aptly caps this more-or-less respectful return to Keats's timeless characters. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Based on characters created by Ezra Jack Keats"—whose name is the only one on the front cover and spine—this homage pairs a new urban tale with illustrations that draw on Keats's palette and collage style to create a similar look. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE ARE YOU? by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A not-so-great addition to a classic early-reader series. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, want a day off from detective work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Sally Loves Horses! by Jody Mackey

"A graceful, inspiring children's book about horseback riding.
"
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAVING A MARK by Jody Wenner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Memorable characters, setting, and mystery elevate this story of adolescent angst."
A young woman overcomes adversity while uncovering family secrets in this YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1995

"More successful as a self-portrait than as a reasoned argument for policy change."
A strangely unfocused, rambling book by a doctor who'd like to change the way physicians regard patients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Promise Seed by Jody Glittenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-researched and enjoyable, if flawed, historical novel of American pioneers."
Glittenberg (Land, Love, Life, 2016, etc.) presents a family saga set on the prairies of Colorado in the early 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROMISE SEED by Jody Glittenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An overly simplistic moralism weakens this multigenerational novel."
Glittenberg's (Land, Love, Life, 2016, etc.) historical family saga follows the fortunes of homesteaders on the northeastern Colorado prairie and their descendants.Read full book review >