Search Results: "Lee Wardlaw"


BOOK REVIEW

BUBBLEMANIA by Lee Wardlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Otherwise, this is a lively and enjoyable treatise on a subject close to most kids' hearts. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
As complete a compendium of information about bubble gum as anyone is ever likely to want. Read full book review >

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LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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101 WAYS TO BUG YOUR PARENTS by Lee Wardlaw
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The title will hook readers, though, and the ending will satisfy them, while the real list of the 101 ways to bug parents that closes the book is likely to elicit guffaws. (Fiction. 10+)"
When Sneeze's parents ruin his summer plans to take his latest gizmo to the Invention Convention, and enroll him instead in a summer writing class, he decides to get even by pestering them. Read full book review >

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101 WAYS TO BUG YOUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES by Lee Wardlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"With a mildly humorous presentation and the all-too-familiar concept of young teens exploring unrequited love, this average effort joins a crowded field. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In the third in the 101 Ways to Bug series, a group of middle-schoolers encounters a bullying high-school golf-team member and a series of first-love misadventures. Read full book review >

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101 WAYS TO BUG YOUR TEACHER by Lee Wardlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Some will get a few chuckles out of it, but they'll find the best laughs in the list at the back that's followed by instructions on mummifying chickens. (Fiction. 9-14)"
"Sneeze" Wyatt, 13, is too smart for his own good. Read full book review >

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SEVENTH-GRADE WEIRDO by Lee Wardlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Scanty on plot, and not for the mentally overcompensated, but very funny. (Fiction. 11- 13)"
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PUNIA AND THE KING OF SHARKS by Lee Wardlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A skillful creation of a fantasy world. (glossary) (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
This engrossing Hawaiian folktale combines lyrical language and a lush setting. Read full book review >

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WON TON AND CHOPSTICK by Lee Wardlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"A satisfying companion to Won Ton's eponymous first outing (2011). (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Black cat Won Ton's perfect life with Boy hits a puppy of a hiccup. Read full book review >

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THE TALES OF GRANDPA CAT by Lee Wardlaw
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Lending a note of cracked sophistication to the book are the lunacies of Searle, ink-and-pencil and watercolor treasures that keep things hopping. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages)"
Off to the grandfolks, now in retirement at Catnip Acres, go the felines Christopher, Ellen, and Fergie, a triumvirate of the kind seen much of late on television and in books: the older dweeb brother, the middle resourceful sis, and the young near- mute hanger-on. Read full book review >

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BOW-WOW BIRTHDAY by Lee Wardlaw
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Maris's friends appear to be so obnoxious that the party can't possibly be that much fun, but the warmth between child and dog will make readers smile. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bow-Wow Birthday (32 pp.; $14.95; Feb.; 1-56397-489-4): Young Maris throws the grizzled dog, Rambler, a 100th (in dog years) birthday party, but while she and her friends energetically bicker and chow down, he disappears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEE MARVIN by Dwayne Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-paced, thoughtful examination of a singular corpus of work that influenced film portrayals of violence in subsequent decades."
A generous biography of Oscar-winning actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987), best known for his roles in The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank. Read full book review >