Search Results: "Laura Leuck"


BOOK REVIEW

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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FOR JUST ONE DAY by Laura Leuck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

A group of kids painting pictures in what seems to be a school setting launches a series of playful day-dreams as they imagine what creature they might like to be "for just one day." Read full book review >

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SANTA CLAWS by Laura Leuck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A tasty Christmas treat for kids who like their humor gross and their satires snappy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Monster Town is the setting for this mischievously macabre Christmas story, which will appeal to fans of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Read full book review >

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MY CREATURE TEACHER by Laura Leuck
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Quite a contrast to Edith Pattou's Mrs. Spitzer's Garden, illustrated by Tricia Tusa (2001), but the message is the same. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Who better to deal with a class of little monsters than a toothy, green-skinned teacher with a lizard's tail and witchy powers? Read full book review >

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ONE WITCH by Laura Leuck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The monster-ridden cast and ghoulish goulash will elicit choruses of delighted 'Eeeewwwwws!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
In jaunty rhyme, one witch gathers up a fish tail from two cats, a blackbird's claw from three scarecrows, and similarly appetizing ingredients from similarly iconic ookie-spookies, up to the spider's soup donated by ten werewolves. Read full book review >

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JEEPERS CREEPERS by Laura Leuck
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

Twenty-six monsters, alphabetically arranged, enjoy a day at school in this cheerful offering. Read full book review >

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FINDING LAURA by Kay Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Despite the adult sex and good surprise ending: a treacly adolescent affair, just a few steps beyond paper dolls and Barbie."
Hooper's latest paranormal romance (After Caroline, 1996, etc.) tackles reincarnation in a modern southern gothic mode, with lots of coupling in the gazebo. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A list of museums and newsletters is appended. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle tells it all; the first and later readers of the Little House books wrote letters that Wilder answered and saved, along with their drawings, photographs, and poems, right up to the last years of her life. Read full book review >

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LAURA BLUNDY by Julie Myerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The labors of love take on new meaning here, but despite the hypnotic quality of the prose, too many shadows fall across the heart of Laura Blundy, concealing more than they reveal."
Starting with a grisly murder scene, Myerson's fourth novel (after Me and the Fat Man, 1999, etc.) probes murky waters in Victorian London, as a woman crippled and in love trades in her surgeon husband for a married laborer. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY PIRATE PAPA by Laura Leuck
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"In the short run, however, this should definitely please book-thirsty young treasure seekers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Picture-book pirates are in plentiful supply, but it's still likely that plenty of landlubbers will enjoy listening to this loving description of a buccaneer dad. Read full book review >