Search Results: "Kelly Starling Lyons"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLEN'S BROOM by Daniel Minter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A spirited story filled with the warmth of a close family celebrating a marriage before God and the law. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ellen cheerfully watches as her parents, former slaves, legally register their wedding at a Freedman's Bureau during Reconstruction. Read full book review >

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HOPE'S GIFT by Kelly Starling Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2012

"A warm story about the love of a family and the jubilation of freedom; it commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
During the Civil War, an enslaved girl awaits her father's homecoming and emancipation. Read full book review >

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TEA CAKES FOR TOSH by Kelly Starling Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"A charmer; all that's missing are the hugs. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Detailed watercolor art pairs precisely with earnest, delicate prose to create a gentle yet substantive picture book. Read full book review >

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ONE MORE DINO ON THE FLOOR by Kelly Starling Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"It's a bit hard to dance, or count, to this beat. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Dinos that love to move and groove get children counting from one to 10—and perhaps moving to the beat. Read full book review >

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JADA JONES, ROCK STAR by Kelly Starling Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Fast-paced, with supersimple vocabulary and a smattering of earth science to spark interest in young rock collectors everywhere. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Easy to read and sprinkled with science, a contemporary tale of friendship, loss, acceptance, and learning how to be who you are and rock what you've got. Read full book review >

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STARLING by Fiona Paul
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 20, 2014

"Formulaic, anachronistic, undemanding. (Historical mystery. 14 & up)"
Cass and Luca return to Venice to clear their names and put an end to the Order of the Eternal Rose once and for all in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >

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STARLING by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"The cliffhanger ending may convince insatiable paranormal-romance readers to give the next book in this series a try. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
A less-than-impressive addition to the plethora of mythology-based YA romances. Read full book review >

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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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MOZART'S STARLING by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"Linguists, audiologists, ornithologists, music historians, and Mozart's many biographers contribute to this lively investigation of a small wild bird."
A bird lover discovers the joys of living with a starling. Read full book review >

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WILL STARLING by Ian Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"What Dickens might have written had he set loose Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll to explore the doomsday trade."
Framing the mystery within Weir's (Daniel O'Thunder, 2011) novel is an extraordinary rendition of life in Regency-era London. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >