Search Results: "Lark Pien"


BOOK REVIEW

LONG TAIL KITTY by Lark Pien
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 19, 2009

"Despite its charm, however, this is not a first purchase. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
Long Tail Kitty narrates five episodes of his daily life. Read full book review >

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LONG TAIL KITTY by Lark Pien
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2015

"A cotton-candy graphic idyll. (Graphic fantasy. 4-8)"
Four small adventures in the life of Long Tail Kitty. Read full book review >

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MR. ELEPHANTER by Lark Pien
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"With a slightly old-fangled atmosphere, expressive line work and balmy watercolors, Pien has created a sense of well being, where all is (mostly) right in the best of worlds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A day in the life of Mr. Elephanter is a slice from the bygone, when the scale and pace of life didn't require medication. Mr. Elephanter, clearly a mild and loving soul, works at the elephantery, tending a small tribe of elephanties. Read full book review >

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LARK by Tracey Porter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 24, 2011

"Harrowing. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
After the rape and murder of a suburban 16-year-old, two girls learn to cope in a world that stubbornly insists on continuing without her. Read full book review >

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LARK ASCENDING by Meagan Spooner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"That said, this is a mighty strong finish to the trilogy, and there is plenty to keep readers turning the pages. (Dystopian adventure. 14 & up)"
Fans of the Skylark trilogy will welcome the third and final installment of the series. Read full book review >

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LARK RISING by Sandra Waugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Disappointing. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
A young seer discovers her destiny in this opener for a new fantasy series. Read full book review >

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LARK HOLDS THE KEY by Natasha Deen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Lark is a mixed-race girl debuting a lighthearted series; with a little effort, she may develop into a character with a fan base, like Ramona and Clementine before her. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Key words: mixed race. Dyslexic. Twin. Girl. Private investigator. But the real question is: can she find the missing key to the library? Read full book review >

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LARK AND TERMITE by Jayne Anne Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2009

"As usual Phillips writes up a storm (this time literally), but without a convincing story, readers may find themselves sinking into a marsh of sensory overload."
Phillips (English/Rutgers-Newark; MotherKind, 2000, etc.) divides her novel between July 1950, when a young soldier in the Korean War dreams about his unborn son, and July 1959, when that son, an orphaned hydrocephalic nine-year-old, is being raised by his older half sister and their aunt in West Virginia. Read full book review >

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SWING IT, SUNNY by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Another radiant outing. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-11)"
A home-centered sequel to Sunny Side Up (2015), with incidents joyful and otherwise in a middle schooler's life. Read full book review >

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OSTRICH AND LARK by Marilyn Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Eye-catching and lyrical. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When does an ostrich come into his own? Read full book review >

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LARK IN THE MORNING by Nancy Garden
FICTION
Released: May 10, 1991

"Nevertheless: an involving, smoothly written novel with believable characters and engrossing issues. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A gay teenager hides two runaways while trying to help the more disturbed youngster find a reason to live. Read full book review >