Search Results: "Lesley Beake"


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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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 >

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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 >

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RIVER SONG by Craig Lesley
Released: June 9, 1989

Lesley continues the story of Danny Kachiah (Winterkill, 1984), a former rodeo rider and a Nez Perce Indian. Read full book review >

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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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THE SKY FISHERMAN by Craig Lesley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 1995

"Earnest, a little too nice, but ultimately persuasive: This is being touted as Lesley's breakthrough bookand it may go far. (Author tour)"
A small-screen epic novel of the outdoor life in the Pacific Northwest: overly melodramatic but authentic in its details of male exploits, small-town intrigues, and a fatherless teenage boy's search for a path in life. Read full book review >

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SEXING THE BRAIN by Lesley Rogers
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Readable, sensible, scholarly, convincing. (5 b&w illustrations)"
Australian physician Rogers (Neuroscience/Univ. of New England) argues in clear, crisp prose that discussions about differences between the sexes must consider environmental as well as genetic and hormonal factors. Read full book review >