Search Results: "Leonie Worthington"


BOOK REVIEW

TIME FOR BED, ISOBEL by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Additional stock for the plethora of books about bedtime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This Australian import reworks the overused theme of toddler bedtime resistance. Read full book review >

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WHO’S YAWNING? by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"This overtly appealing concept book gives young readers the repetition they love, the fun of a guessing-game and a bedtime plot, but the chosen verb 'yawning' makes all the animal noises a cacophony of errors. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bright yellow endpapers enclose this lift-the-flap book in which a questioning pachyderm asks, "Who's yawning?" Read full book review >

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WATCH OVER THY CHILD by Cathy Worthington
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A well-written novel with a relatable main character, Worthington's story overcomes flat supporting characters to be an engrossing page-turner."
A young girl witnesses a crime at her small-town church in the 1950s, and the fallout swells to envelop the entire town. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE DE MEDICI by Leonie Frieda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"Persuasive rehabilitation of Catherine, not as a nice woman, but as a shrewd leader who did what she had to."
Scholarly but lively biography of the Italian-born queen who ruled France as regent during 30 years of bitter religious warfare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Richly researched and deeply complex—at times sufficient to bemuse as much as inform."
A biographer delivers the scholarly yet very human story of some talented women who held surprising sway in the incredible clutter of city-states that composed Renaissance Italy. Read full book review >

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LOOK SEE, LOOK AT ME! by Leonie Norrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Diane Adams and illustrated by Nancy Hayashi (2009), for a triple celebration of toddlers' and preschoolers' increasing independence. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A joyful celebration of a toddler's new capabilities. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE FIFTH SUN by Gareth Worthington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"An ambitious but ultimately forgettable debut novel."
An action-packed, globe-hopping science-fiction thriller that questions the validity of humankind's current version of evolutionary history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"Although an academic, Worthington writes clearly, so readers looking to learn the latest historical view of two ancient immortals will be satisfied."
Most histories extolling Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) pay modest attention to his father, Philip II (382-336 B.C.), but Worthington (History and Classical Studies/Univ. of Missouri; Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece, 2012, etc.) gives him equal billing in this admirable, scholarly dual biography concentrating on politics and battles. Read full book review >

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NOAH CHASES THE WIND by Michelle Worthington
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"An invitation to wonder, imagine and look at everything (humans included) in a new way. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy sees things a little differently than others. Read full book review >

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DARK LORD RISING by Raven R Worthington
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"An ambitious but unsuccessful fantasy tale."
In the fantasy world of Alamptria, knights use magic swords to do battle with vampires in Worthington'sdebut novel, the first in a planned series. Read full book review >

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THREE BAGS FULL by Leonie Swann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2007

"All these problems are handsomely solved at the unsurprising cost of making the human characters less interesting than the sheep. But the sustained tone of straight-faced wonderment is magical."
Just when you thought you'd seen a detective in every guise imaginable, here comes one in sheep's clothing. Read full book review >