Search Results: "Laurie Stevens"


BOOK REVIEW

DEEP INTO DUSK by Laurie Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2013

"Respects the old-school murder mystery while showcasing contemporary characters."
Detective Gabriel McRay returns to investigate a case of strangled female victims in the second installment in Stevens' thriller series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK BEFORE DAWN by Laurie Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2011

"Memorable characters, macabre scenes and a dazzling portrayal of reality will leave readers anxious for book two in the Gabriel McCray series."
Detective Gabriel McCray, the prime suspect in the Malibu Canyon serial killings, grapples with the ghosts of his tormented past in Stevens' (Follow Your Dreams, 2009, etc.) dark murder mystery. Read full book review >

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

 

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

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BOOK REVIEW

The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE RED PEN by Janet Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"Teachers will certainly find themselves wishing for their own arsenal of supplies to help them with their grading, and students may take a second glance at that innocuous-looking red pen on the teacher's desk. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Obviously inspired by "The Little Red Hen," this goes beyond the foundation tale's basic moral about work ethic to explore problem solving, teamwork and doing one's best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAIDYPUS LOST by Janet Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not a bad idea, but busy and bumpy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nicely drawn pencil, watercolor, and digital collage illustrations are lost in these aggressive, over-designed pages about a girl's habit of losing and finding her favorite toy repeatedly: "Plaidypus lost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Required reading for all Jacks and Jills. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The creators of Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! (1999) spin off a freewheeling yarn from a familiar nursery rhyme, salting their tale with awful puns and peppering it with folktale references. Read full book review >

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COYOTE STEALS THE BLANKET by Janet Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"An outstanding setting for a lively, sagacious, well-sourced tale. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
``I go where I want, I do what I want, and I take what I want,'' boasts Coyote; when Hummingbird warns him not to touch the blankets draped over desert rocks, he seizes one for a coat. ``Rumble, rumble—the huge, round rock follows him, threatening to crush him each time he rests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NURSING HOME NINJAS by Al Stevens
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"Stevens' debut novel is short on circumstantial detail—the world outside Orchard Hills is as blank as Nancy Drew's River Heights—and long on geezer charm. His geezers are charming enough, though less funny than they think they are."
A trio of nursing home residents, convinced that the rash of injuries among their cohort is no coincidence, decides to take matters into their own hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TATTOO GIRL by Brooke Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Only a slightly preposterous ending mars Stevens's otherwise intelligent, poignant, and vividly imagined page-turner."
A former tiger groom again explores the lives of those who run off and join the circus—in another violent, atmospheric, and suspenseful tale from Stevens (The Circus of the Earth and the Air, 1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEACH ME TIGER! by April Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2013

"An upbeat memoir from a sultry songstress of the baby boomer era."
Grammy Award winner and debut memoirist Stevens recounts the evolution of her pop singing career and personal life. Read full book review >