Search Results: "Laurie Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

IN THE KINGDOM OF THE SICK by Laurie Edwards
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2013

"A timely call to attention to a global health problem, but with no real solutions in sight."
The story of "where attitudes about chronic illness came from, and where they stand today." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNNATURAL SELECTIONS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An imaginary zoo that will set readers to chortling. (key to smaller creatures) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gallery of chimerical critters that Darwin himself would be hard put to justify. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAINTED CIRCUS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Enhanced by a surprise or two in the page corners, this offers plenty of potential for enjoyable browsing. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Illustrated in rococo, circus-poster style, the 22 acts presented in this gallery each feature a visual effect or illusion, introduced by florid commentary from mouse ringmaster P.T. Vermin. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

 

Cover Story: Shitty Beatles
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Intensity in Ten Cities
Bonus Factor: Non-After School Special
Relationship Status: Serious

Cover Story: Shitty Beatles

The Shitty Beatles wasn't just a clever name, and this artwork isn't just a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA TALENT SHOW by Laurie Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Closing with a bit of traditional stagecraft by having shy Georgia visualize fellow states in their underwear to get over a case of stage fright, this exuberant geographical jamboree will definitely leave readers in a state. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Ten years after their memorable debut the states once again pop open their wide eyes, leap up on pipestem limbs and strut their stuff—this time on stage in a display of talent that ranges from the heartthrob singing of New York and New Mexico as "New States On The Block" to Michigan using its Upper Peninsula in a ventriloquist act and Wyoming linking with Tennessee to impersonate Oklahoma. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The instructional approach provides an alternative to Lois Ehlert's more abstract Color Zoo (1989), and makes this an ideal high-energy lead in to such elementary manuals as Dawn Sirett's My First Paint Book (1994). (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Purple is a funny word. / rhymes with nothing. / sounds absurd! / Purple grapes / make purple gum. / my friend Violet gave me some!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA GAZILLION’S NUMBER YARD by Laurie Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Only for the top ten number crunchers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Warning: Anyone dizzied by numbers will reel with vertigo in this rhyming tale of Grandpa Gazillion and his yard rat, Hildegarde, as they demonstrate that numbers ONE through TWENTY have other uses than just counting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE ARE GROWING! by Laurie Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Amusing, yes. Useful for reading practice, yes, but not necessarily guaranteed to make new readers the 'read-i-est.' (Early reader. 6-8)"
Elephant and Piggie make an appearance to introduce the first in their new series, an egalitarian introduction to superlatives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIKER'S BROTHER by Peter Edwards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A subpar mystery buoyed by a crackling gumshoe protagonist. (Mystery. 14-17)"
A biker is accused of murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OSCAR WILDE DISCOVERS AMERICA by Louis Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"Tremendous fun: a marvelous story animated with just the right savvy, melodrama, wit, and fantasy."
A young man comes of age in the company of the great Irish wit and playwright, a story told by Edwards (N, 1997, etc.) with a sophistication worthy of its subject. Read full book review >