Search Results: "L. Leslie Brooke"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN GOOSE BOOK by L. Leslie Brooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Never mind; in most ways, an improvement on the last available editions, and a treasure. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-8)"
Breaking Kirkus tradition, we celebrate the return of two landmarks that suffered size reductions before going out of print years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RING O'ROSES by L. Leslie Brooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Afterword'' to both books. (Folklore/Picture book. 1-8)"
Never have young children had a better introduction to Mother Goose than this profusely illustrated collection of 21 rhymes, at last available again—see comments above. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"As is, it's harmless."
An instructor at a Minnesota fitness center run by her husband, Robert K. Cooper (Health & Fitness Excellence, 1988), Leslie Cooper offers here some run-of-the-treadmill dietary advice (essentially, whole-grain complex carbohydrates and limit fat to a moderate 25% of calories), as well as recipes that avoid red meat and use whole-grain breads and pastas and part-skim cheeses—but that by no means eliminate eggs and butter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Sally Field Can Play The Transsexual  by Leslie L. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2014

"A sincere journey of transformation that successfully balances politics and storytelling with heartwarming results."
In Smith's novel, a young man finds that it's time to grow up and change his reckless behavior after he loses his dear friend to AIDS. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though not the most irresistibly somniferous bedtime reading, the selections are nonetheless a pleasing mix of chestnuts and fresh takes. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
The daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer debuts with similarly elegant, understated, richly colored illustrations for 21 lullabies from the likes of Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, Sylvia Plath, and Eugene Field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Mommy, am I pretty? by Margot L. Denomme
Released: July 15, 2015

"A colorful story that can help parents start an early conversation about beauty and self-esteem."
Denommé encourages children to remember that beauty shines from within in this inspiring children's book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAME OF THE RIDER by Michael Brooke
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An entertaining tale of an off-kilter mind coping with shady surroundings, told with literary flair."
Creeping schizophrenia takes the reins of a young doctor's mind in this subtle psychological mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST & FOUND by Brooke Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Borderline cutesy, but ultimately powerful exploration of grief from a skillful and original new voice."
An abandoned child, a nursing home escapee, and an angry, elderly shut-in make for a unique team in Davis' whimsical and touching debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORTITUDE SMASHED by Taylor Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2017

"Handcuffed by fate, this cop-and-robber duo will steal hearts; a strong start to a promising series."
In the first book of the Camellia Clock Cycle series, Brooke (Legacy Strain, 2017, etc.) puts a fun twist on the proverbial biological clock with a surgical implant that counts down to the exact moment each person will fall in love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YESTERDAY'S SUN by Amanda Brooke
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"The innovative, quirky plot and author's old-fashioned overwrought style will appeal to some readers, but others will find the syrupy prose overwhelming and wish the book had been subjected to a more strenuous edit."
Brooke's novel, set in the countryside near London, captures the heartbreaking dilemma of a woman who must choose between saving her own life and that of her unborn child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUFFRAGENTS by Brooke Kroeger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A vigorous, readable revisitation of the events of a century and more ago but with plenty of subtle lessons in the book for modern-day civil rights activists, too."
An account of the role men played in pressing the case for women's voting rights in the early years of the last century. Read full book review >