Search Results: "Justine Fontes"


BOOK REVIEW

BENITO RUNS by Justine Fontes
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"For reluctant readers and fans of the Bluford High series. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Each book in the high-interest/low-reading-level Surviving Southside series is narrated by a different student at Texas' racially diverse Southside High School. Read full book review >

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BLACK MEETS WHITE by Justine Fontes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"This color study will definitely get—and survive—repeat visits. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Plainly intended as a follow-up to the several board-book introductions to black and white, not to mention Little Blue and Little Yellow, this pairs Black ("dark as night, cool, mysterious") with White ("bright, clean, plain as day"). Read full book review >

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MAGIC LESSONS by Justine Larbalestier
FANTASY
Released: March 16, 2006

"Those who enjoyed the first installment will race through this second one and wait anxiously for the proposed end of the trilogy, in which one hopes for final and clearer resolutions for Reason and her friends. (Fantasy. YA)"
Sequel to Magic or Madness (2005), this second in a proposed trilogy continues the story of 15-year-old Reason, an Australian girl who has spent much of her life running away from the magic that dominates her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC OR MADNESS by Justine Larbalestier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"A cleverly creepy fantasy with likable, complex characters and a sinister conclusion. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
When Reason's mother goes insane, mathematically gifted Reason is taken in by her wicked grandmother, who believes herself to be a witch and eats babies in pursuit of her imaginary magic. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"With better pairings of art and words like Jan Greenberg's Heart To Heart (2001), Charles Sullivan's Imaginary Gardens (1989) or the classic Talking to the Sun (1985) available, this is an additional item at best. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Rowden pairs 14 paintings from the National Gallery with prosaic ruminations about their colors, imagined commentary from their subjects or observations on a selected detail. Read full book review >

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RAZORHURST by Justine Larbalestier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"Larbalestier pulls no punches with the gruesome, gory details about the violence of poverty, and the result is a dark, unforgettable and blood-soaked tale of outlaws and masterminds. (glossary, author's note) (Historical suspense. 14 & up)"
Kelpie sees ghosts. Read full book review >

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HOW TO DITCH YOUR FAIRY by Justine Larbalestier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Fans of Larbalestier's award-winning Magic or Madness trilogy (2005, etc.) might be put off initially by the glib tone, but this comic coming-of-age novel will entertain teen readers. (demerits and suspensions, 'List of Known Fairies Justine Thinks You Should Know,' glossary) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Charlie attends a magnet school for gifted athletes in a world where people are guided by unseen fairies with such special powers as styling good hair and finding loose change. Read full book review >

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A CHILD OF THEIR OWN by Justine Rendal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Should come packaged with every dollhouse. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A delightfully old-fashioned story about the Darlings, a family of hand-painted porcelain dolls purchased by a Tall American Lady and shipped from a London toy shop to New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Traitors Unleashed by M.M. Justine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"The author injects mystery and suspense into a tale of feuding drug companies.
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A pharmaceutical war in Sweden incites kidnappings, murder, and betrayal in Justine's (Traitors from Inside Out, 2014) medical thriller.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2009

"In reflective prose, Hardy fully fleshes out the denizens of this remote and troubled corner of the world."
Novelist and Financial Times writer Hardy (The Wonder House, 2006, etc.) gently probes changes within family and village life in the Kashmir Valley two decades after insurgency strife. Read full book review >

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SCOOP-WALLAH by Justine Hardy
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2000

"India, warts and all, from a clear-eyed visitor who stayed long enough to learn—and still love. (B&w photos, not seen)"
Vivid impressions of the different India a young British journalist (Ochre Border, not reviewed) discovered while working as a writer for an Indian newspaper. Read full book review >

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ZOMBIES VS. UNICORNS by Holly Black
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Readers, of course! (Fantasy/horror/short stories. 14 & up)"
Forget vampires vs. werewolves; the hottest feud is between fans of the fiercely magical horses and the shambling, brain-eating undead. Read full book review >