Search Results: "Jody Wheeler"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

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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THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Plain good fun for puzzle addicts, with plenty of action and the suspense only a ticking timer can offer. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Brainteasers and tricky puzzles are all part of the Gollywhopper Games, a promotional sweepstakes leading to untold wealth and fame for the lucky and smart contestants. Read full book review >

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CHESTNUT MARE, BEWARE by Jody Jaffe
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Plotting as dense as chocolate fudge, if you can overlook that intolerable stretch before the first hurdle. (Author tour)"
Four years after Josane Ashmore was pronounced dead, her mother Reenie's still convinced her wayward horse didn't accidentally throw her, and she wants Natalie Gold, of the Charlotte Commercial Appeal, to find out who murdered her. Read full book review >

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IN COLT BLOOD by Jody Jaffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"It's probably just as well, as Mr. Ed would say."
If horses could talk, what would they say? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Kiana Cruise by Jody Studdard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"An endlessly enjoyable espionage tale with an ultracool teen protagonist primed for her own series."
A teenage girl balances high school life with a career as a U.S. secret agent alongside her spy father in Studdard's (Adventures on Dinosaur Planet, 2013, etc.) YA thriller.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MYTHICAL BILL by Jody McAuliffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2013

"A loving, lyrical, complicated portrait of a mentally ill father and the family he left behind."
A beautifully written memoir of a woman coming to terms with her father's illness. 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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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 >