Search Results: "Katy Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

IMPERIAL KELLY by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kelly's ribald adventures can usually wear down the resistance of even the most cynical reader as history is revised with a vengeance."
Charming, wily Luther Kelly (Kelly Blue, 1991, etc.) follows orders from a blackmailing Theodore Roosevelt—orders that will take him around the world via Cuba, South Africa, and the Philippines. Read full book review >

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LUCY ROSE: BIG ON PLANS by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2005

"Continuing what she started in Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me (2004), Kelly offers rollicking fun with genuine heartache, preparation for the real world. (Fiction. 8-9)"
Armed with a journal as red as her yippee-yi-yo cowgirl boots, loquacious Lucy Rose's number one plan is to write about her never boring life. Read full book review >

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LUCY ROSE by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"D-double-D-licious'-sounding recipes for 'Lucy Roses' cupcakes and 'Sweet Joniques' cookies appended in the same fun-loving style for kids to follow. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The dynamic, self-assured Lucy Rose continues her fourth-grade diary entries following the Christmas break to the end of the school year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KELLY PARK by Jean Stubbs
Released: July 21, 1992

"A minor disappointment from an accomplished writer."
Stubbs follows her excellent, complex Light in Summer (1991) with this less successful tale of a female chef who transforms a crumbling English villa into a prosperous country inn—wherein the heroine's motives remain less than clear and the plot surprisingly predictable and trite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATY DID IT! by Lorianne Siomades
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A stark white backdrop stunts the bright colors found in this garden view, leaving a wilted offering in its wake. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This energetic katydid is quite the nuisance, her hopping wreaking havoc among the garden plants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KELLY BLUE by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Very, very funny, and because the Indians are people who make jokes and war rather than saints who make epic movies, their fate is genuinely bitter."
The amusing adventures of Luther ``Yellowstone'' Kelly continue (Yellowstone Kelly-not reviewed), bringing him a Native American marriage and pitting him against a Native American church. Read full book review >

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KATY DUCK, CENTER STAGE by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: May 6, 2008

"There's absolutely nothing about this book or the other Katy Duck titles that cries out for the board format; it does a disservice to the board-book audience who will not understand it and to the preschoolers who deserve a fuller tale."
Capucilli works on developing her Katy Duck franchise to Biscuit proportions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELONHEAD AND THE UNDERCOVER OPERATION by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"As they learn to take responsibility for their mini-fiascoes, Melonhead and Sam deliver sniggers galore in this sweet and funky confection. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Melonhead and his buddy Sam deliver their third goofball romp when they go undercover to catch one of the FBI's Most Wanted. Read full book review >

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MELONHEAD AND THE BIG STINK by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"A breezy and humorous middle-grade tale that illuminates the value of intergenerational relationships. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Melonhead is as irrepressible as ever in his second outing (Melonhead, 2009). Read full book review >

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LUCY ROSE by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Graduating fans of Gooney Bird Greene will eagerly expect more updates on Lucy Rose's accomplishments. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Now in fourth grade, the spunky, confident Lucy Rose continues her journal through the Thanksgiving school break. Read full book review >