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

UPGRADING by Simon Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Overlong, windy nonsense."
Handsome and dissolute young Brit seeks Sugar Mommy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2004

"Bold criticism from a knowledgeable, bright writer who would rather declare than question, speculate, or wonder."
A collection of previous published essays/reviews about writers ranging from Samuel Pepys to Sinclair Lewis and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDONE by Brooke Taylor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not an essential purchase. (Fiction. YA)"
Secret online gamer Serena Moore is devastated when her bad-girl best friend Kori dies in a car accident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CIRCUS OF THE EARTH AND THE AIR by Brooke Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Loosely hinged, this is more a surreal one-man adventure than a story of abiding love: despite promising moments, it lacks the sustaining power to make it memorable."
A circus vanishing act that abruptly terminates a marriage sets the stage for this tale of a lover's quest: a brooding, violent first novel from ex-tiger groom Stevens. Read full book review >