Search Results: "Kennedy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES by Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Mildly entertaining but superficial and unremarkable."
One of the original video jockeys waxes nostalgic on her time with the MTV network. Read full book review >

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PIRATE PETE’S GIANT ADVENTURE by Kim Kennedy
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Not the most rousing of pirate adventures, but a relatively nonviolent addition to the fleet. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a touch of Disney-style Little Mermaid in the cartoon pictures and a bit of Br'er Rabbit in the story, this follow-up to Pirate Pete (2002) should keep young mateys anchored to their seats. Read full book review >

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MR. BUMBLE by Kim Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Yet it is Mr. Bumble, like the hero in M.K. Brown's Let's Go Swimming with Mr. Sillypants (1986), who steals the show, a winning dweeb with pluck and heart enough to inspire readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A motivational tale starring ``the clumsiest bee that ever buzzed.'' Bumbling, fumbling, tumbling, Mr. Bumble drops his freight of pollen every time, returning to his queen with a bucket full of dents. Read full book review >

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HEE-HAW-DINI AND THE GREAT ZAMBINI by Kim Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Doug Kennedy's acrylics really pop—the mustachio'd Hee-Haw-Dini is a treat to behold—but his illustrations seem aimed at a younger audience than sister Kim's ample text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A farm odd couple becomes a magical team. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers seeking slightly scary mysteries with a generous dash of humor will find more enjoyment by selecting the similarly flavored, much more entertaining Pure Dead series by Debi Gliori. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Misty Gordon is chosen by the ghost of psychic Madame Zaster to protect their coastal New England town of Ashcrumb from an invasion of evil, ghostly pirates. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES UP by Katie Kennedy
Released: July 18, 2017

"Likable characters and laugh-out-loud dialogue will make this a winning choice for reluctant readers and science-fiction fans alike. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Teens vie for two spots in NASA's Interworlds Agency in this fast-paced, funny caper through the near future. Read full book review >

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ROMAN SONG by Brian Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Earnest Fergal is easy to root for, but too many happy endings make it difficult to care."
Sappy sequel to The Arrival of Fergal Flynn (2005). Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE by Tom Kennedy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"Yet it is not the nature of the violence alone that catapults this novel to first-rate status. The highly developed, multifaceted characters imbue this read with a chilling sense of realism."
Eerily suspenseful and masterfully penned, Kennedy's debut is reminiscent of Stephen King, with paranormal events that creatively form the elements of a memorable suspense-thriller. Read full book review >

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The Breeding of Lilacs by Laura Kennedy

"A pleasant enough tale of a middle-aged woman discovering herself, though some moments leave a sour taste."
In Kennedy's (Surf Shop Sisters, 2016, etc.) romance, an unhappy housewife embarks on a charged affair with a younger man, with unexpected consequences.Read full book review >

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ORIGINAL COLOR by Hugh Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Now he's one to wait for."
A follow-up to 1993's endearing Everything Looks Impressive, with a whiplash funny sprint through the merciless memory of the late-1980s overstuffed art scene. Read full book review >

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PARADISE by A.L. Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2005

"It rambles, and it's a downer. But there's a real kick to it."
Good writing essentially redeems a potentially self-defeating subject in the Scottish author's absorbing fourth: a first-person chronicle of alcoholism that's equal parts despairing, funny, and intermittently tiresome. Read full book review >