Search Results: "Lesley Beake"


BOOK REVIEW

REMEMBERING GREEN by Lesley Beake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Goodness knows, there's a raft of other eco-disaster tales out there for readers so inclined. (Science fiction. 9-11)"
In this sketchy, incoherent, near-future tale, a child named Rain and the lion she has raised are stolen from an inland village for some never-explained Sacrifice by "Tekkies" inhabiting The Island, a former mountaintop surrounded by risen seas. Read full book review >

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SONG OF BE by Lesley Beake
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Author's note on the setting. (Fiction. 12+)"
A Scottish-born South African who ``has received many awards'' looks deep into the mind and heart of a young Ju/'hoan Bushman caught in Namibia's new independence and her people's uneasily evolving ties to the modern world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME NOW by Lesley Beake
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"An afterword provides information about AIDS in Africa and includes informative websites for further inquiry. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sieta is told that her new village is Home Now. Read full book review >

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FLYAWAY by Lesley Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2016

"Towers and stairways and lots of curlicues will intrigue some viewers, but this sweet concoction of a gift book may have a limited audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Feeding the princess craze, this lift-the flap book features a young royal whose bird with beautiful singing voice breaks free from its cage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRANNY  by Lesley Fairfield
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A well-proportioned volume with a haunting story and characters—both literally and figuratively. (Graphic fiction. 14 & up)"
This searing portrait of a teenager with an eating disorder is a slim comic stuffed with weighty issues. Read full book review >

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CARLOS AND LITTLE WOLF by Lesley Harker
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"White scratchboard outlines and delicately colored watercolor washes fluidly complement the text. (Fiction. 4-7)"
As Carlos waits for his pomegranates to get big enough to eat, Little Wolf waits for himself to get big enough to eat Carlos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOSING DOWN HEAVEN by Lesley Choyce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"A sincere, skillfully told exploration of choices, consequences, near-death experiences, heaven, and the meaning of life. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
A 16-year-old boy struggles to navigate his way through heaven and back to Earth after a serious mountain-biking accident. Read full book review >

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JEREMY STONE by Lesley Choyce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2014

"Despite a disappointing ending, an intricate story that opens up the universe of troubled silence. (Verse/fiction. 14-18)"
Just like a geode, Jeremy Stone appears unremarkable on the outside, while his inner life shimmers with the complexity of glittering crystals. Read full book review >

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DESCENDANT by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Those who've been awaiting this sequel should be pleased. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Livingston delivers a significantly stronger story—and heroine—in this sequel to Starling (2012). Read full book review >

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STARLING by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"The cliffhanger ending may convince insatiable paranormal-romance readers to give the next book in this series a try. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
A less-than-impressive addition to the plethora of mythology-based YA romances. Read full book review >