Search Results: "Laura Amy Schlitz"


BOOK REVIEW

AMY AND LAURA by Marilyn Sachs
Released: Nov. 4, 1966

"Contemporary, lively, questioning—a superior serial."
Girls who are waiting for further news of Amy and Laura will be happy to find that Mama is able to come home from the hospital after a year's stay. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Schlitz's prose is perfect in every stitch, and readers will savor each word. (Historical fantasy. 9-13)"
Two orphans, a witch and a girl who laughs at death: Each shares the lens of protagonist in Newbery winner Schlitz's fully satisfying gothic novel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Overall, an interesting, brisk read, but it will be up to readers to decide how much of this they buy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this fast-paced story set in 1909, three seemingly caring elderly sisters adopt feisty, orphaned 11-year-old Maud Flynn. Read full book review >

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THE HIRED GIRL by Laura Amy Schlitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Tons of period details, especially about clothing, round out a highly satisfying and smart breast-clutcher from this Newbery-winning author. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Joan runs away from home at age 14 to become a hired girl in 1911. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT FAIRY by Laura Amy Schlitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Just be patient. (Barrett's final illustrations not seen.) (Fairy fantasy. 6-8)"
Flory is a night fairy, but in an accident with a bat she injures her wings and is forced to take refuge in a birdhouse. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS CORA AND THE CROCODILE by Laura Amy Schlitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A clever tale packed with wry wit and charming illustrations. (Illustrated fantasy. 6-9)"
Princess Cora, tired of her young life as a queen-in-training, asks her fairy godmother for a pet—with unexpected results. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"While many readers will have little familiarity with The Iliad, they will nevertheless enjoy this portrait of a determined, if flawed, genius. (Biography. 9-13)"
The charismatic millionaire who uncovered the fabled city of Troy receives here an admiring and affectionate, if not completely heroic treatment. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Brilliant in every way. (foreword, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Schlitz takes the breath away with unabashed excellence in every direction. Read full book review >

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AMY by Mary Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"But the near-universal obsession with chat will nevertheless make this an easy sell, and readers will enjoy this vicarious brush with danger. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A cautionary tale from Britain about love on the Internet demonstrates the influence of online chat on teenage girls on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BEARSKINNER by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"It's an unabashedly old-fashioned retelling, making few concessions to modern sensibilities; as such, it carries a power rarely found in fairy-tale retellings. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-10)"
The devil makes a bad bargain in this rich retelling from the collections of the Grimms. Read full book review >