Search Results: "Laura Regan"


BOOK REVIEW

DIG HOLE, SOFT MOLE by Carolyn Lesser
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Enchanting. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lesser (Great Crystal Bear, p. 376, etc.) provides an appealing introduction to a little known animal: the star-nosed mole, who is not only an expert digger, but an excellent swimmer. Read full book review >

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TIGER TRAIL by Kay Winters
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"This is an attractive nature read-aloud for the picture-book set. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author and illustrator of Wolf Watch (1997) here team up again to let the tigress speak: "I am the tigress. / I walk alone. / No pack / no pride / no mate / helps me survive." Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE RIVER OF GRASS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Writing in a form that falls somewhere between free verse and rhymed prose, Yolen continues her tour of world ecosystems (Welcome to the Green House, 1993, etc.) with a catalogue of flora and fauna in Florida's Everglades. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE GREEN HOUSE by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 1993

"Unlike the plethora of contrived or sentimental books on the subject, this one is simplicity itself—eloquent and effective. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Taking as her text a sentence from Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle—"The land is one great wild, untidy luxuriant hothouse, made by nature for herself"—Yolen lyrically compares a house to the rain forest ("...no roof in the green house,/only the canopy of leaves") and notes its animals ("the quick-fingered capuchin/make their slow-quick ways/from room to room...a splash of golden toad,/a lunge of waking lizards,/a plunge of silver fish") and their sounds. Read full book review >

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WOLF WATCH by Kay Winters
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A splendid complement to titles with a more fact-based approach to wolf life. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A brief, poetic picture-book celebration of the wolves in the wilderness and the birth and growth of four wolf pups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cold-Blooded by Lisa Regan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"A delightful detective who more than earns and deserves her own series.
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In Regan's (Hold Still, 2014, etc.) thriller, Philadelphia private investigator Jocelyn Rush takes the reins of a cold case from a terminal ex-homicide detective who needs help finding the killer before he dies.Read full book review >

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STREET GIRLS by Linda Regan
Released: June 1, 2012

"Regan (Brotherhood of Blades, 2011, etc.) continues her sure-footed walk on the noir side. Entertaining stuff, but not for the fainthearted."
Street girls walk, street gangs war—it's all business as usual, thinks DI Georgia Johnston, except for an unsettling surge in South London's murder rate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Regan puts a human face on the multiple problems created by desperate, poverty-stricken people entering the United States illegally to look for work, and the costly measures taken by the American government to secure its borders."
An indictment of U.S. immigration policy via harrowing stories of immigrants trying to cross from Mexico into Arizona, the Border Patrol agents whose job it is to stop them and the volunteers dedicated to saving their lives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"A paean to Richard and Saladin and desert warfare—the clashes of cultures resound as loudly as those of the weapons. (8 pages photos, not seen; 5 maps)"
In this brisk account of the Third Crusade (1189—1192), Regan, author of numerous popular military histories, shines a soft, flattering light on the leaders of the two opposing forces in the greatest of all oxymorons: holy war. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS IN THE ATTIC by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"There are two books here, both interesting, but this time around, real life proves more fascinating than magic. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In the sequel to Monster of the Month Club (1994, not reviewed), Rilla Harmony Earth lives with her mother in their vegetarian bed-and-breakfast, dealing with a missing father, home schooling, her first boyfriend, and her mother's New Age beliefs. Read full book review >

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INTOXICATING MINDS by Ciaran Regan
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Material that might have worked better as chapters of a textbook."
An extremely short account of an extremely big subject: the history, uses, physiological effects, pharmacological development, and future of drugs. Read full book review >

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BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES by Linda Regan
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Page-turning stuff, this auspicious series debut is for readers who, like Regan (Dead Like Her, 2009, etc.), don't flinch from brutality."
Gangbangers battle bloodily in South London, but can any of them really win? Read full book review >