Search Results: "Josh Lacey"


BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND OF THIEVES by Josh Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"An enjoyable escapade, delivered with wit, wisdom and just a bit of history thrown in for good measure. (Adventure. 9-12)"
What kid doesn't dream of swashbuckling adventures in faraway places, freed from the strictures of parents, school, siblings and caregivers? Tom Trelawney gets to experience a real adventure in this rollicking tale, but it may just be more than he bargained for. Read full book review >

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JOSH WHOEVER by Michael Guillebeau
Released: March 20, 2013

"First-timer Guillebeau, whose software programs reside in the International Space Station, churns out wisecracks with machine-gun rapidity. His plot may be improbable, but when the laughs come this fast and funny, who really cares?"
A con artist turns good Samaritan and pays the price. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONSITTER by Josh Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Except for the chocolate cure, it's much like trying to care for an oversized cat…that, OK, breathes fire. (Farce. 7-9)"
Caring for a traveling relative's pet isn't usually quite so…fraught. Read full book review >

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OPERATION JOSH TAYLOR by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Hampered by generic characterizations, this amusingly voiced but not-quite-funny comedy of errors is enjoyable but fails to dazzle. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When 13-year-old Hannah Smart's parents refuse to buy her concert tickets to see her pinup idol, superstar singer Josh Taylor, she and her genius best friend, Rachel Carter, must come up with a way to earn the money themselves. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE JOSH GIBSON by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Johnson never disappoints; in this one memory, family stories and baseball braid together a sweetly powerful and slyly subversive tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Peck's strong, evocative pastels with their vintage look are just right for Johnson's home run of a story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOSH BAXTER LEVELS UP by Gavin Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Smartly paced and emotionally engaging, a book even those who have never held a controller will enjoy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A video game-obsessed middle schooler tackles his third new school in two years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LACEY CONFESSION by Richard Greener
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Too much filler makes for a humdrum thriller."
Veteran tracker Walter Sherman finds himself slogging neck-deep through some of the 20th century's best-kept secrets in this second novel in Greener's "The Locator" series (The Knowland Retribution, 2006). Read full book review >

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Josh Climbs the Tree of Life by Lee Vranna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"A whimsical tale with plenty of zaniness that revolves around a sentimental and philosophical core."
A debut novel follows a teenager and his curious involvement with celestial beings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MODEL WOMAN by Robert Lacey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"A briskly written, unapologetically frank portrait of 'the empress of American modeling—a mixture of Mary Tyler Moore and Barbara Walters, but tougher.'"
How Ford Models rose to power under the auspices of a no-nonsense doyenne. Read full book review >

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NOBODY IS EVER MISSING by Catherine Lacey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A travel story that's missing an emotional journey."
Elyria Riley buys a one-way ticket to New Zealand, leaving her husband without warning or explanation, in Lacey's debut novel. Read full book review >

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FILE UNDER: ARSON by Sarah Lacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"Below average for this mouthy series."
Leah Hunter's friend Charlie Fagan is convinced that his nephew Billy, who had counseling for pyromania as a boy, is the arsonist behind a rash of fires. Read full book review >

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FILE UNDER: MISSING by Sarah Lacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"Lacey still has trouble putting together a coherent plot; but scene by scene, wisecrack by wisecrack, Hunter is a terrifically entertaining guide through this walk on the seamy side."
Warning to Yorkshire malefactors: Leah Hunter fights back! Read full book review >