Search Results: "Judy Blundell"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED by Judy Blundell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Disappointing. (Mystery/historical fiction. YA)"
Spontaneously moving to Florida seems like a dream come true to 15-year-old Evie, her mother, Beverly, and her stepfather, Joe, newly home from World War II. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Exciting, suspenseful, absorbing and informative. (epilogue, historical note, archival photographs, author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-13)"
National Book Award winner Blundell (What I Saw and How I Lied, 2008) explores the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires in this well-crafted, literary page turner. Read full book review >

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STRINGS ATTACHED by Judy Blundell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"National Book Award-winner Blundell (What I Saw and How I Lied, 2008) delivers a brilliantly conceived novel set against the backdrop of the 1950 Kefauver mob hearings and the Red Scare with a story of redemption and truth at its core. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Caught up in dreams of dancing on Broadway, Kit Corrigan unwisely accepts an apartment and a nightclub job from mob lawyer Nate Benedict in exchange for keeping tabs on his son Billy, who's enlisted in the Army along with Kit's brother, Jamie. Read full book review >

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Released: April 8, 1965

"An excellent outlet for exuberant young comedians, and an ideal introduction to the always popular art of puppetry."
JUDY: Well, what do you want, old lobster nose? Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY, MOOD MARTIAN by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Even new Moody fans will find diving into the series this late in the game a pleasure. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Back again for her 12th outing, Judy tries to take the "moody" out of her name, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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SWEET JUDY BLUE EYES by Judy Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Despite Collins' tendency to lapse into high-toned idealism and compulsive name-dropping, this is a fascinating and even harrowing musical and personal reflection."
Famed folk singer's candid memoir about her survival in the music business despite a 20-year battle with booze. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY GETS FAMOUS! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"New chapter-book readers will enjoy watching Judy's moods, and the ensuing complications, unfold. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Envious of classmate and spelling-bee champ Jessica's picture in the local paper, the irrepressible third grader introduced in Judy Moody (2000) tries for her own 15 minutes of fame. Read full book review >

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PUNCH WITH JUDY by Avi
by Avi, illustrated by Emily Lisker
ADVENTURE
Released: April 30, 1993

"Lisker's incisively sketched figures lighten the format. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a dark tale like the verso of one of Sid Fleischman's comic adventures of traveling performers, Avi explores the idea that great clowns derive power from a profound sense of the tragic. Read full book review >

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BECOMING JUDY CHICAGO by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A gift for those interested in the history of American art and the history of feminism."
An engrossing, vivid study of the life and work of one of America's most important feminist artists. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1986

"She will reward her fans both young and old with this approach and win legions of new adherents to boot."
From the thousands of letters she's received, the author has selected those best suited to illustrating what bothers kids the most. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Surefire fare for Cleary, Kline, and Hurwitz fans. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Changeable skies arch over a third-grader's moodscape in this easy-reading chapter book from the versatile McDonald (The Night Iguana Left Home, 1999, etc). Read full book review >

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JUDY GARLAND by David Shipman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 1993

"If you can take it, it's a great story. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs)"
Big, heart-heavy bio of Garland that—though never stylish- -holds throughout. Read full book review >