Search Results: "Lauren St John"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Henderson will probably make about 600 guitars in his lifetime. Get on his list, but don't hold your breath."
Cheerful days spent in the company of master luthier Wayne Henderson as he oh-so-slowly handcrafts guitars. Read full book review >

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EVEN DOGS GO HOME TO DIE by Linda St. John
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"At once poetic and crude, this is a raw story that provides horror and laughter in equal measure."
A collection of darkly comic thumbnail sketches that portray an abusive household from the perspective of a child whose intelligence (and maturity) surpass those of her parents. Read full book review >

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Radium Baby by St. John Karp
Released: April 25, 2013

"A devilishly rich, satisfying scientific confection."
In Karp's debut young-adult novel, three preteens compete to prove their connection to famous scientists who died more than a decade ago. Read full book review >

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Action Taker by John JH Chang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2014

"An elegant writer and an inspiring businessman complement each other perfectly in this impressive business biography."
Korean-born entrepreneur Chang, nicknamed "Action Taker," and Korea Daily reporter Choi team up for this new biography of Chang and an inspirational business guide. Read full book review >