Search Results: "Leigh Fondakowski"


BOOK REVIEW

STORIES FROM JONESTOWN by Leigh Fondakowski
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Hours of taped and edited interviews do not add up to a satisfying book."
A collection of sympathetic interviews with members of the Peoples Temple and others who were connected with the mass suicide/murders of more than 900 people at Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978. Read full book review >

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VIVIEN LEIGH by Kendra Bean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A worthy tribute to an eternally fascinating star."
Sumptuously illustrated life of one of stage and screen's greatest tragic figures, published in time for the centennial of her birth. Read full book review >

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PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR by Artemis Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A solid biography that should introduce more readers to Leigh Fermor's work."
A fondly admiring account of the English wayfarer captures his enormously infectious spirit. Read full book review >

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FLEUR DE LEIGH IN EXILE by Diane Leslie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A female Holden Caulfield in a hell-away-from-hell. Sometimes funny, relentlessly arch."
Hollywood brat goes to boarding school, in a sequel to Fleur de Leigh's Life of Crime (1999). Read full book review >

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PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR by Patrick Leigh Fermor
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Recounting triumph and tragedy, these letters help round out a portrait of a writer who had long ago reconciled himself to a minor role in literary history—but who deserves a wide readership all the same."
A collection of correspondence to friends and family over more than half a century, recounting the noted British traveler and writer's adventures over a long life. Read full book review >

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LEIGH ANN’S CIVIL WAR by Ann Rinaldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A mess. (author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Veteran Rinaldi spins a tale that combines low melodrama, cringeworthy faux-Indian mysticism, a back story only the author could possibly understand, a saccharine depiction of slavery, two pregnancies of convenience and only a passing regard for historical accuracy for a nearly 300-page slog that seems to have enjoyed zero editorial intervention. Read full book review >

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LIMELIGHT LARRY by Leigh Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Prereaders should be captivated by this cacophony of type and images, and they will certainly identify with the willful peacock. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Larry the peacock finds adventure in... his very own book. Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS AND THE JUST RIGHT POTTY by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"While most potty books strike readers as too old or too young, here's one that almost everyone can agree is (you guessed it) just right. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A classic fairy tale is cleverly reworked for those transitioning from diapers. Read full book review >

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OLD TOM, MAN OF MYSTERY by Leigh Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"It just might not win Tom any new ones. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Angela Throgmorton has had it with lazy Old Tom. Read full book review >

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OLD TOM’S HOLIDAY by Leigh Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Fans as well as newcomers to the series will love this slightly rude but lovable cat and his sweet but dim owner. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Old Tom is not the most congenial or mannerly cat, but his owner Angela Throgmorton loves him dearly. Read full book review >

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THE BIG MONSTER SNOREY BOOK by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Another way to banish imagination's monsters, as well as being great fun to read, alone or aloud—with, of course, exaggerated sound effects. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Large monsters are hungry for little monsters when they wake from their snoozes…but one little monster has a clever plan to scare them off. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND THE WRONG SHADOW by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Droll drama amid eye-catching artwork. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Feline Boris awakens from one of the catnaps he pursued in Boris and the Snoozebox (2008) to discover he's got the wrong shadow. Read full book review >