Search Results: "Lauren St John"


BOOK REVIEW

ST. JOHN OF THE MIDFIELD by Garasamo Maccagnone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2007

"High drama and a fast-moving plot boost a sports tragedy with stock characters."
A dramatic, swiftly plotted tale of a deeply flawed man and his family caught between a tragic soccer coach with a heart of gold and his nemesis, who is intent on destruction regardless of the collateral damage. Read full book review >

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ST. JOHN AND THE SEVEN VEILS by William Babula
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1991

"John's smirky narration and lame running gags about his pursuit (including a tennis duel) of the luscious Mickey."
This third outing for San Francisco p.i. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"The author's note makes a plea for elephant preservation and authenticates her research. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The fourth and final book of the Legend of the Animal Healer series (begun in The White Giraffe, 2007) opens with an explosion of tension. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2007

"Articulates a dream and a love of Africa that makes Zimbabwe's fate under Robert Mugabe seem all the more crueler."
Journalist St. John (Hardcore Troubadour, 2003, etc.) remembers growing up on a Rhodesian farm in the twilight of colonial Africa. Read full book review >

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THE LAST LEOPARD by Lauren St John
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"An author's note provides the background plus a conservation plea. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jambo! to the third of Martine's magical-realism-laced South African adventures. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE GIRAFFE by Lauren St John
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Despite the plot contrivances, the wild-animal appeal and the excitement of the chase plus Martine's gift of healing power over animals, make a lively action story ripe for the big screen. (Fiction. 9-13)"

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DOLPHIN SONG by Lauren St John
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Animal-loving readers will enjoy this mild middle-grade thriller. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Six months after the action of last year's The White Giraffe, Martine has pretty much settled in with her grandmother at her South Africa game reserve. Read full book review >

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LAUREN IPSUM by Carlos Bueno
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Positive, smart, empowering philosophies and thinking skills couched in a wacky adventure. (Fantasy/philosophy. 8-14)"
A lost girl travels through a fantastical Alice in Wonderland-esque world filled with The Phantom Tollbooth-like computer-programming metaphors.Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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LAUREN MCGILL’S PICKLE MUSEUM by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Kids will relish this dilly of a story without a sour note anywhere. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Lauren McGill was absolutely wild about pickles." Read full book review >

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LAUREN YANOFSKY HATES THE HOLOCAUST by Leanne Lieberman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"A thought-provoking exploration of a teen's evolving ideals. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A Jewish teen who has decided to become "un-Jewish" experiences a soul-searching junior year. Read full book review >