Search Results: "Julie Compton"


BOOK REVIEW

JULIE by Jean Craighead George
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Interesting Eskimo village lore, and more lupine detail, but the unifying theme here—Miyax saving the wolves—is not nearly as arresting as the original. (Fiction. 10+)"
This sequel to 1973 Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves continues the story of Julie Edwards Miyax Kapugen, the girl who traveled across the tundra with her adoptive wolf pack. Read full book review >

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RESCUING OLIVIA by Julie Compton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Anders' road is a long one, and the twists along the way won't keep you on the edge of your seat. But Compton's increasingly pointed questions about what exactly it would mean to rescue Olivia make the journey worthwhile."
Modern-day fairy tale about a princely Florida lawn guy who must rescue his princess from a clutch of monsters. Read full book review >

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TELL NO LIES by Julie Compton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"Compton's debut is a taut, tense cautionary tale complete with courtroom drama and a surprise ending."
A lawyer's life is dramatically changed by a series of ethical dilemmas. Read full book review >

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KEEP NO SECRETS by Julie Compton
Released: March 12, 2013

"An engaging legal thriller that brings to mind the intelligence and ambiguity of The Good Wife."
In the follow-up to Compton's debut novel, Tell No Lies (2008), a formerly adulterous district attorney must defend himself in courtwhen a 16-year-old girl wrongly accuses him of raping her. Read full book review >

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JULIE CHRISTIE by Tim Ewbank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Christie's significance as an actress and cultural icon await a more perceptive appraisal."
Shallow biography of the renowned film, stage and TV actress. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2008

"Solid, decent, likable and a bit dull—rather like its subject."
The squeaky-clean story of Hollywood's ultimate nanny. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2005

"Indulge in this memoir of marrow and butter, knowing there is always a bitter green to balance the taste."
A gratifying year spent tackling the art of French cooking. Read full book review >

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ARTIE AND JULIE by Chih-Yuan Chen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A worthy addition to any 'waging peace' list. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Chen follows up a celebration of unlikely siblings in Guji Guji (2004) with an equally captivating look at an unusual friendship. Read full book review >

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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON by Ricardo Cortez Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Raging energy and cruel humor: so up-to-the-minute it's hard to judge its lasting power, but an explosive package for 1992."
A rap, jive, and video-inflected hallucination of the L.A. black ghetto, winner of the 1992 Nilon Award for minority fiction: a violent, slangy, tour-de-force debut. Read full book review >

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JULIE AND ROMEO by Jeanne Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Sure-handed and compelling, though it won't be nudging Shakespeare off the shelf anytime soon."
A clever, sexy, comic version of Shakespeare's love story. Read full book review >

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JULIE OF THE WOLVES by John Schoenherr
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 10, 1972

"Though remarkable Miyax and her experience are totally believable, her spirit living evidence of the magnitude of the loss."
Running away from an arranged marriage with simpleminded Donald, thirteen year-old Julie (she prefers Miyax, her Eskimo name) survives on the barren tundra by making friends with a family of wolves. Read full book review >

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Julie at the North Pole by Cheryl A. Price
Released: May 29, 2015

"A meandering chapbook low on conflict, with a young, cleverly modern narrator."
A 10-year-old girl journeys with a magical Dream Ponyto meet Santa and help spread belief in Christmas magic in this full-color illustrated chapter book for early elementary readers.Read full book review >