Search Results: "Leo Hollis"


BOOK REVIEW

CITIES ARE GOOD FOR YOU by Leo Hollis
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A good read, popular without being condescending, for students of the modern city and the metropolises of the future."
We are city dwellers, to paraphrase the Whole Earth Catalog, and we might as well get used to it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Enlightening."
Five men pick up the pieces and reconstruct London in the aftermath of the English Civil War, the plague and the Great Fire of 1666. Read full book review >

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TRICK OR TREAT by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Landry has carefully crafted a seemingly simple tale about graciousness, generosity and openness to new friendships and packaged it into what is sure to be a perennial Halloween favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oliver the ghost is all prepared for his Halloween party after delivering invitations to his scariest friends—but what will he do when two young trick-or-treaters show up unexpectedly at his door? Read full book review >

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SPACE BOY by Leo Landry
by Leo Landry, illustrated by Leo Landry
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"This has all the elements of a far-out bedtime read, including an understanding of the need to delay the inevitable (bedtime), buoyantly combined with space travel and moon walks. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When the cacophony of the household becomes too much for sleepy Nicholas, he spaces out, aboard a rocket ship to the moon. Read full book review >

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SEA SURPRISE by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Eel's presence notwithstanding, the general level of silliness doesn't quite have the wattage of Denys Cazet's or Deborah Cronin's barnyard tales, but young readers willing to take the plunge will be amused. (Fiction. 8-10)"
In this unusually cast undersea tale for recent Easy Reader graduates, friends help out when Eel wakes up one morning without his electric zing. Read full book review >

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MR. McMOUSE by Leo Lionni
by Leo Lionni, illustrated by Leo Lionni
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, it's told with style and good humor, while the art of this three-time Caldecott Honor winner is always of interest. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Timothy (a typical Lionni mouse) looks in the mirror, he's startled to see a stranger in black who looks a lot like a businessman with a tail. Read full book review >

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WE WILL BE CRASHING SHORTLY by Hollis Gillespie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 15, 2015

"Despite turbulence, an amusing airline-industry thriller that informs as it entertains. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The sequel to Unaccompanied Minor (2014) delivers another round of in-the-air shenanigans for would-be airline heiress April Mae Manning.Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A LOBSTER LOVER by Lee Hollis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"The recipes scattered through the book include several cocktail suggestions readers may need to get through this muddled mystery."
Three women's vacation from their everyday lives is cursed from the start. Read full book review >

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UNACCOMPANIED MINOR by Hollis Gillespie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 18, 2014

"A high-sky winner all the way from coast to coast. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A laugh-out-loud thriller about family court, money laundering and skyjacking. Read full book review >

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HELEN and THE GIRLS by Hollis Summers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

"Welcome grace notes to an accomplished writer's life."
Subtle evocations of lives shadowed by sadness and disappointment but saved by love—in two novellas by the late Summers (Standing Room, 1984, etc.). ``I walk a tightrope,'' asserts Ben Adams (in ``Helen'') as he begins to type his story at his lakeside cabin. ``I suppose every man walks a tightrope between sanity and depression, or perhaps desperation is a kind of sanity.'' Ben, an admitted Victorian, feels that he's been drowning in the stifling order of his monogrammed life—``A.V.A. the percale sheets say, Our lives monogrammed.'' Married to the exhaustingly capable Anita, whose favorite response is ``beautiful,'' Ben feels alienated as well from his relentlessly cheerful family, scarred by an unhappy childhood, and bored by his work—certainly not the stuff of tragedy, these smaller griefs of everyday life, though no less wearing in their effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A strong, satisfying exploration of the history, beauty and wonder of Western architecture."
An architect debuts with a look at 13 iconic structures, each of which has altered greatly as newer generations have honored different deities, despots and dreams. Read full book review >